Ryman Auditorium

Music Venue, Concert Hall, Historic Site
116 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 458-8700

Tips

  • It started as a church, then served as The Grand Ole Opry. Now, its one of the countrys most famous music venues. David Byrne with St. Vincent, The Shins and Crosby Stills and Nash are playing soon.
  • Previously known as the Grand Old Opry House, this auditorium first opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892. It was built by Thomas Ryman & renamed in his honor after his death.
  • The "mother church" of country music is the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. The atmosphere and acoustics are spectacular in any section, but experiencing a show from the balcony is unforgettable.
  • A concert at The Ryman is an intimate experience. Balcony seats are best but you can't go wrong with seats anywhere. I have seen The Avett Brothers & Bon Iver here. It's the best venue in the south!
  • Don't leave Nashville without visiting the Mother Church of Country Music!
  • Can't be on your phone... Get a large draft beer. Great people watching.
  • The balcony seats are actually better than floor seats as long as you are in the lower 3rd of the balcony.
  • After Elvis Presley played the Grand Ole Opry here in 1954, one show manager told him not to quit his day job. He never appeared on countrys most famous program again. (From Aerial America)
  • Grab a balcony seat. The view is great and the sound is full on (like a double rainbow).
  • Best place in Nashville to see a show.
  • Be careful where your seats are. There are support columns that obstruct view and being seated under the balcony can obstruct view if you're tall.
  • pray for jimmy dickens as a host, I want to take him home with me
  • Gave starts to country titans like Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.
  • The church of bluegrass and Nashville sound. Legendary concert venue.
  • Has to be the absolute best venue for live Music anywhere...period!
  • There's nothing like seeing a show at the Ryman. Listen to 1075 The River and check out 1075theriver.com for your shot to win tickets to various shows here.
  • Such a great venue- try the tour earlier in the day
  • If you have a chance to see ANY music act @ The Ryman, GO FOR IT! There's really not a bad seat in the whole place! An awesome, sacred experience, no matter what act you are seeing!
  • Shows at the Ryman are always great and we are proud to work with one of the best venues in the world! Go to shows at the Ryman - you won't regret it!
  • Find an usher named Jason and tell him you love his beard!

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