Opry Celebrates With “Spirit Of Nashville Day” October 2nd

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Opry Celebrates With “Spirit Of Nashville Day” October 2nd

An estimated 4,100 Grand Ole Opry fans fromNashville and around the world toured the Grand Ole Opry House free of charge Sat., Oct. 2 as part of the Opry’s “Spirit of Nashville Day” celebration. Visitors viewed the Opry House’s newly refurbished backstage area, including 18 themed dressing rooms, a new artists’ entrance and Member Gallery, and more. Tours culminated on the famous Opry stage, where guests took photos standing on the historic, newly refurbished circle of wood from the Ryman Auditorium. The stage had been covered by 46 inches of water during Nashville’s May flood.

The “Sprit of Nashville” celebration continued into the evening’s Opry shows with recognition of flood survivors and volunteers as well as a guest announcer appearance by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and performances by Charley Pride, Craig Morgan, The Band Perry, and Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner.

For those who were unable to visit the Opry House in person, Opry member Dierks Bentley hosts his own Opry House tour for fans around the world. Guided Opry House Backstage Tours are now also available seven days a week.

The excitement of the Opry’s return to the Opry House continues this weekend with the show’s 85th Birthday Bash featuring appearances by Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Crystal Gayle, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift, among many more.