About Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee, has been the epicenter of down-home country music forever. Whether it’s country and western, bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, or even just good old rock’n’roll, the city’s got one heck of a reputation. Nowhere is this rep more reinforced than at the Ryman Auditorium, a legendary 2,300-seat indoor venue that’s seen more iconic performances than you can shake a stick at.
The History of the Ryman Auditorium
Opening its doors in 1892 and specifically built for the Union Gospel Tabernacle for hosting big-name Christian Evangelical revivals, the nature of Ryman Auditorium, and the need to keep the doors open, saw the venue rented out to non-religious events, especially musical performances, early and often. It quickly became a nationally-famous venue, earning the nickname “The Carnegie Hall of the South” for the caliber of world-renowned performers it attracted.
The biggest and most noteworthy period of fame for the Ryman, though, began in 1943, when the wildly popular Grand Ole Opry radio show began broadcasting there. The Ryman became known as the Grand Ole Opry House and would stay that way until 1974 when the show finally relocated. Today, the Ryman is still hosting incredible performers and performances to this day, benefiting from a massive $15 million refit in 2015.
What Makes Ryman Auditorium Events So Special?
The Ryman is a must-see concert venue for anyone. Whether you’re a fan of country-and-western superstars like Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton or you’re a lover of modern music looking for a gorgeous and breathtaking modern auditorium with plenty of history, you can’t go wrong by seeing a show at the Ryman Auditorium!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Ryman Auditorium located?
Ryman Auditorium is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
What kind of events does Ryman Auditorium host?
The Opry might have been country, but the modern Ryman is nothing if not eclectic. Recent performers include the Wu-Tang Clan, Anita Baker, the Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Erasure, Ringo Starr, and Garth Brooks, showcase the variety of acts the Ryman Auditorium events specialize in today!
Which team is playing at Ryman Auditorium?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Ryman Auditorium?
Ryman Auditorium events parking in available at public lots and garages around the venue. Parking prices change depending on the lot, but you can find parking for $15.
What is the seating capacity of Ryman Auditorium?
Ryman Auditorium concerts can accommodate up to 2,362 cheering fans.
Who owns Ryman Auditorium?
Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
How do I get to Ryman Auditorium using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Ryman Auditorium events by public transport have a number of bus routes they can rely on, depending on where they are coming from. Buses aside, Ubers and local taxis are the next best bet for reaching the venue.