In just four days, the Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show will be moving back to the Grand Ole Opry House for the first time since the floods in early May. The floods had damaged the Opry House too much for shows to continue there, and since then, great strides have been made to clean up the damage and restore the Opry House to its former glory. By September 28th, that goal will have been reached, and the Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show will be moved from the Ryman Auditorium, where performances have been being held, back to the Grand Ole Opry House to continue the 85 year old traditions that have made the show famous. It’s an emotional and exciting time for many fans and musicians who have looked forward to seeing the Opry House restored and are ready to once again see the stage lit up with rising stars and country legends.
Although the Grand Ole Opry show is being moved back to the Grand Ole Opry House, visitors to the area are still welcome to participate in the Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tours during their time in Nashville. As the place where the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry began, the historic Ryman Auditorium is a place full of legend and interesting history. The tour gives everyone the chance to stand on the stage where country music stars like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline sang some of their most famous songs as well as time to explore the dressing rooms, examine historic memorabilia, and hear stories about performers who have graced the stage.
After your time at the Ryman Auditorium, go out and experience more of what Music City has to offer with the Nashville Trolley Tour. Your trolley tour will give a relaxed and comfortable comprehensive tour of the city. Some of the sights you will see along the way include the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol, and Music Row. Bring your camera and take some shots as you pass by these famous places. Who knows, you may even see some famous faces.
Of course, a trip to Nashville isn’t complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This museum covers an entire city block of Nashville with memorabilia, exhibits, and rare recordings from country music stars. Everyone from Hank Williams to Elvis Presley has a place in this museum, so each visitor will find music memorabilia that they can appreciate. This museum is a wonderful way to see how country music progressed into the music we know and love today. You may be surprised at how a trip through this museum changes the way you think about country music.