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Ryman Auditorium

Dubbed “The Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium was a house of worship before it became home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Today, the historic church-turned-concert hall is regarded as one of the best performance venues in the U.S. thanks to its nearly perfect acoustics. The church’s original pews and stained-glass windows make already hallowed performances by the likes of Beck, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Elvis Costello feel almost divine. The venue is open daily for tours, which allow guests to cut their own CD in the recording studio; view the collection of autographed Hatch Show Print posters; and, take a photo on the famous stage (for an extra fee).


116 5th Ave, Downtown
Nashville, TN 37219
United States