Ryman Auditorium to Host Community Day for 125th Anniversary Celebration

The famous Ryman Auditorium in the heart of Nashville is only getting better with age, celebrating its 125th year of entertaining the masses with a community day for Tennessee residents.

From its days as a traditional church venue back in the early 1900s to its time as home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium is known as one of the most iconic spots around all of Music City. Its well-beloved spirit has flowed decade after decade and earned itself the title of the Mother Church of Country Music. In honor of its long history, the landmark is offered complimentary tour to citizens with Tennessee I.D.s to commemorate the occasion.

“The community takes great pride in the Ryman so it’s fitting that they’re part of our celebration,” said Sally Williams, senior vice president of Opry Entertainment Group. “We’re grateful to Nissan and SunTrust for providing Tennesseans the opportunity to experience ‘Soul of Nashville’ and our newest exhibit ‘Inspired: 125 Years of Performance.’”

Other offers going on for the big birthday include entrée specials at The Ryman’s restaurant, Café Lula, as well as free live music for visitors to indulge in during their trip downtown. Throughout the year, special concerts like Little Big Town’s residency and Jason Isbell’s five-day concert series mark the significance that this old brick building has become a gem within the beating heart of the city.

The 125th Anniversary Celebration for the Ryman Auditorium will be honored on Sunday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. CT.