Fire Destroys Little Opry

A popular Indiana venue was destroyed by fire Sept. 19 and authorities are trying to determine what caused the blaze.

The 1,900-capacity Little Nashville Opry in Nashville, Ind., reportedly caught fire at about 10:30 p.m. following a performance by comedy group Goldwing Express.

Authorities said firefighters were called to the venue less than an hour after the show ended and found the building fully engulfed. No one was hurt, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The LNO, opened in 1975, isn’t affiliated with the Tennessee venue but it’s considered a landmark in its community for hosting artists such as Johnny Cash, George Strait and The Oak Ridge Boys.

Concerts are canceled through Nov. 28 including Marty Stuart, Andy Griggs, Sawyer Brown, Bobby Bare, Sawyer Brown, Ronnie McDowell, Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Bucky Covington and George Jones, according to the LNO Web site.

The Brown County Visitors Bureau has set up a form on its Web site to field information regarding ticket purchases for the canceled shows, the LNO site said.