The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 800 733 6779
Tel: 615 871 6779
Concierge.com's insider take:
For country artists, being invited to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry is akin to being knighted. The rest of us can revel in their glory at two-hour performances three nights a week. Most weeks the two-hour show is held at the "new" (as of 1974) Opry building in the Gaylord Opryland Hotel complex, about ten miles from downtown. From November through January shows are held in the Ryman Auditorium, the Opry's more famous home (it's an annual move, born of sheer nostalgia for the Opry's grand old days). Photography is allowed—even encouraged!—during shows; feel free to leave your seat to get the best angle of Little Jimmy Dickens, "Whispering" Bill Anderson, Loretta Lynn, or any of the other living legends that still drop by from time to time. The backstage tour after the show is well worth the it if only to see the late Porter Wagoner's luxurious dressing room. Tickets for the tour and for shows are available online or at the box office.
Shows: Tuesdays, 7 pm; Fridays, 8 pm; and Saturdays, 7 and 9:30 pm.