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Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive

The six-foot circle of dark, oak wood in the Opry House stage is shiny but clearly well worn. Cut from the stage of the Opry's famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, this circle gives newcomers and veterans alike the opportunity to sing on the same spot that once supported Uncle Dave Macon, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, and others.
"That circle is the most magical thing when you're a performer," says Brad Paisley, "to stand there and get to sing on those same boards that probably still contain dust from Hank Williams' boots."

Many things about the Opry have changed over the years - its members, the sound of its music, even its home. But there's always that oak-solid center to remind every singer or musician who steps inside that they take part in something much larger than themselves, that wherever they go they have a connection to the legends and the giants who came before them.

As that wooden circle is the heart of the stage, the Opry's heart is its music and its members - a broad scope of styles by a wide range of artists.

"The Grand Ole Opry celebrates country music's diversity," says Opry general manager Pete Fisher. "In addition, the Opry presents the many generations of artists who have formed country music's legacy and continue to forge its future course."


Hollie Bruzek

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Absolutely LOVED the Opry! We went at the end of our honeymoon and had a great time! Neither of us knew what to expect, and only knew 2 of the 8 performers. We were both surprised at the size of the arena, didn't really seem like you could have a bad seat anywhere! The show is broadcast live on a radio show, which was really neat! Each performance was around 15 minutes, live commercials in between and a intermission halfway through. I thought it was a great show and very much look forward to going back!

Sam Weatherford

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I paid $214 for four tickets on April 28, 2018. Several stars were advertised that we're not there. We went to the 7pm show. First of all there is no parking, you have to park across the street at a mall and when the show is over it takes at least thirty minutes to get out. When we got in we went to our section and decided to get a drink from the concession. A draft beer was $11 and bottle of coke was $5. We sat down for the show. The featured artists that did show up came out and sang a couple of songs I'd never heard before. Leroy Parnell and Mark Wills played and we're both very good, they are the only reason I didn't complain on site. The show is an AM radio station show. Trust me when I tell you there is a reason it's AM radio. Save your money. We saw better shows from unknown artists in the bars on Broadway than at the Opry. When the show was over they had hundreds of people lined up at the door for a 9pm show and herded us out the back like cattle. There was an old decrepit usher yelling at people to hurry up and get out. It was just a huge disappointment to see history sold out for the almighty dollar. Save your money.

Emilee Lewis

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The tour was so much fun! Went back stage and got to see all the dressing rooms, back entrance where all my favorite singers have walked though and went on stage to stand on the famous wooden circle. The tour guide knew his stuff and was great with making sure everyone saw that they wanted to see. The only negative was when they take your picture on the stage, ours way really dark and grainy so we didn't end up buying it. Would have loved a better picture and maybe it was just ours came out that way. Other than that it's worth going if you are in Nashville.

Jeffrey Parrish

Saturday, March 31, 2018
We decided to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry while in town checking out Vanderbilt for our son. We are not big country music fans, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Upon arrival at the scene, I was sorry that we did not come earlier and allow time for a nice dinner at the neighboring restaurant and shopping facility. It looked like there were good options. The atmosphere was casual, friendly and almost festive. I got our five seats a week before the show, so they were way up, but center. We were happy with our seats. The show is well organized and polished. I could have done without the ads (I paid money for this?), but even they were well done. The performances were all solid and enjoyable. The talks between shows helped relate to the artists as people, which ads a lot of value. The family, christian and patriotic values were evident and added to the atmosphere. Overall, this was a great experience for all and we certainly recommend it for anyone who travels to Nashville.

Ryan McCoy

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Had an awesome time here. Was very cool to be in such a historical place. Definitely worth seeing even on nights where you may not have heard of many of the artists on stage. My favorite performances were by the musicians I didn't know prior to attending the show.

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