Mickey Gilley Celebration of Life announced

Event takes place May 27th in Branson, MO

Family, friends and invited guests will gather on Friday, May 27th at 1 pm CST for Mickey Gilley’s Celebration of Life at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre in Branson, MO. Seating will be reserved for those close to the Gilley family and limited seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

A live stream will also be available with more details to be posted on Gilley’s Facebook page.

There will be a public memorial in both Pasadena, Texas and Nashville later this summer with more details to follow. A private one will also be held in Ferriday, LA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or the Animal Shelter of your choice.

Gilley died on May 7th at the age of 86 in a Branson, MO hospital.

Gilley, who was from Mississippi, pioneered the “Urban Cowboy” phase of country music in the 80’s following a string of No. 1 hits including “City Lights,” “I Overlooked An Orchard” and “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time.” Gilley moved to Pasadena, TX in 1971 where he opened his world-famous Gilley’s Dance Hall & Night Club in which the John Travolta film, Urban Cowboy, was filmed.

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