Flag City Opry
Website written and maintained by:
Roy Ortolon - Edna, Texas
Our Opry Name came from the following:
Edna became the “Flag City” in 1968, when the City Council passed a resolution stating that inasmuch as our sons were risking their lives in a conflict on foreign soil; and knowing the draft card burning, protest marches and anti-war demonstrations aided and comforted the enemy and prolonged the war; the City Of Edna condemned all such UN-American activities, and wished to show its support of the government of the United States, and decreed that the Flag of the United States be flown along City streets until an honorable peace had been secured in Vietnam. The resolution appeared in national publications, including the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Vietnam. One local citizen, serving in Vietnam at the time, became a celebrity among his peers simply because Edna was his home town. This patriotic, no-nonsense attitude still exists in Edna and is symbolized by the ongoing use of the Flag City motto and the daily display of American flags in downtown Edna.
Note: Please see "Message Board" page for current information ____________________________________
If you love classic country music by great artists as Ray Price, Bob Wills, Kitty Wells and Patsy Cline, just to name a few, then you will love this show.
The Flag City Opry is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the "Jackson County Services Building Auditorium" in downtown Edna, Texas.
Directions: If you click on "Map" at the top of this page it will help you locate the Jackson County Services Building. Several photos are under the map showing what the building looks like. If you click on "Message Board" you can see photos of upcoming performers and photos of the inside the auditorium and stage before guests arrive.
The live show is from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM. Tickets for the show are $5.00 each. Come early and have a catered meal at 5:45 PM. Meal tickets are $8.00 each.
The Jackson County 4H students and County church groups sell refreshments during the meal and throughout the show. All proceeds go directly to their local organization. Profits from show tickets will be donated to Hospice of South Texas. No profits are received from the catered meals.
The Jackson County Service Building is a non-smoking facility. The Opry has a non-alcohol policy. We would encourage gentlemen to remove their hats during the show. Many guests won't come if dancing is allowed and we would like to keep this a concert only show . Thank you very much.
If you have any questions or comments please contact Charlie Kroll at 361-782-9211. You are welcome to leave a message on our "Guestbook" to give us an idea how you enjoyed the show. You can also check the "Message Board" to read the latest information about the Opry and check to see who is performing on the current show. While looking at the web site please check out the other pages and photographs. Thank you for helping us keep the show going.