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December 20, 2010
Cary, North Carolina
July 6, 2000
From journal Nashville, TN - It's all about the music
October 26, 2004
In 1928, Hay referred to the music as coming from the "Grand Ole Opry." The name stuck. The show had five homes before it finally landed at its sixth, the Ryman Auditorium. It remained there for 31 years. In 1974, the new theater was inaugurated as the main attraction of the Opryland Resort. An 8-foot circle of wood was removed from the Ryman and placed center stage at the Opry House to keep the tradition going. Finally, they had a home that could hold the staggering number of fans who wanted to be present for the weekly shows. The two-tiered seating at the Grand Ole Opry can accommodate 4,400.
We had seats in the last row of section D. Section D is excellent, since it is dead center. Since this is a live radio show, it is quite different from a normal show experience. What you have is a performer doing two or three songs, the announcer doing a break, and the Opry Square Dancers coming out and doing their routine. There is some comedy thrown in and a star or two. We saw Alison Krauss and Caroline Dawn Johnson.
Even if you are far from the stage, it isn’t hard to view everything. Four huge screens broadcast the performance, though it is a little distracting seeing the cameraman right off to the side of the performers. The acoustics here are great. This is a very enjoyable way to spend an evening. The seats look like church pews with cushions on them. You are seated on a bench, so you actually have a little more room than you normally would have.
Part of last year’s renovation was the addition of a new store. It is huge and has lots of goodies for the die-hard fan. If you want a snack, there are vendors selling popcorn, candy, and all the usual show food. Seats can run anywhere from $27 to $47. You can get them from the box office, online or on the telephone.
From journal Nashville- Friendliest City in America
May 9, 2007
From journal Nashville Tennessee With Toddlers
April 11, 2007
From journal Nashville - Easter Weekend 2007
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
July 24, 2006
From journal The Southern Sounds of Music City....
July 8, 2004
It was very special when we were there - Travis Adkins highlighted a future bridegroom when he proposed. The future bride said "YES".
The Grand Ole Opry is fairly close to the Fairfield Nashville Resort. If you are used to walking, you could walk. The resort is located down and across the street but about a mile from the Grand Ole Opry--almost walking distance. (But the roads are very vehicle busy.)
The resort offers van transportation at certain times for about a $3 (plus tip) round trip. (You pay the driver.) The driver was very friendly. You can also drive and park for about $10 or park in the Opry Mills Outlet Mall--but you may have to walk a distance. The resort offers tickets to the Grand Ole Opry.
From journal Nashville 2004 Spring Break
Iowa City, Iowa
July 29, 2000
From journal From Florida to the Midwest
New York, New York
December 24, 2006
From journal Nashville in the Summer
Brooklyn, New York
December 23, 2005
From journal Traffic Nightmare in Nashville