Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
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    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
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    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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A National Historic Landmark and Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman is a Nashville icon. We are currently Pollstar Magazine's Theatre of the Year and the Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year.

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  • "... and is called the "Mother Church of Country Music."" (4 tips)
  • "... but experiencing a show from the balcony is unforgettable." (2 tips)
  • "... work with one of the best venues in the world! Go to shows at the Ryman - you won't..." (3 tips)
  • HISTORY

    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.

    HISTORY · July 7, 2010
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Grammy Award-winner Shelby Lynne loves playing at the Ryman. She says there is no denying that you are singing in one of the great churches of music when you are in that room. Read more

    Bon Appetit Magazine · March 3, 2011
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  • AEG TMG

    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!

    AEG TMG · October 8, 2010
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  • Lucky Magazine

    It started as a church, then served as The Grand Ole Opry. Now, it’s one of the country’s most famous music venues. David Byrne with St. Vincent, The Shins and Crosby Stills and Nash are playing soon.

    Lucky Magazine · July 5, 2012
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  • Jason D.

    Shows at the Ryman are always great and we are proud to work with one of the best venues in the world! by: AEG...They are also ACM venue of the year & Pollstar theatre of the year.

    Jason D. · January 25, 2012
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  • CMT

    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.

    CMT · August 30, 2011
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  • Dan

    Nashville's "Mother Church" is the best place for live music bar none. Read more

    Dan · November 20, 2009
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  • AEG TMG

    This is it! Win FREE 12 tickets to attend our concerts in 2011! Enter now Read more

    AEG TMG · December 20, 2010
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  • 1075 The River

    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.

    1075 The River · September 21, 2011
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  • Will S.

    Grab a balcony seat. The view is great and the sound is full on (like a double rainbow).

    Will S. · August 10, 2010
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  • Sloane S.

    Best place in Nashville to see a show.

    Sloane S. · April 6, 2010
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  • Johnny W.

    Has to be the absolute best venue for live Music anywhere...period!

    Johnny W. · March 13, 2012
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  • Megan M

    Best place to see live music! Acoustics are the best in Nashville plus there's not a bad seat in the house. Faves that I've seen here are Keith Urban and the Black Crowes, and I'm looking forward to

    Megan M · April 29, 2010
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  • Bayard S.

    Bring your own cushion for the church pews if you must, but the shows are so good you'll spend most of the time on your feet. Historic Nashville showplace filled with friendly ghosts of Christmas past Read more

    Bayard S. · November 19, 2009
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  • Anthony E.

    Sit in the balcony for the best sound.

    Anthony E. · May 19, 2011
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  • Jamin G.

    Go to Robert's after the show to let the traffic clear out. Go in the back door to avoid the line. Also, get a cheeseburger. You will thank me later.

    Jamin G. · April 6, 2010
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  • Brian C.

    Many believe the Ryman is the Grand Ole Opry home. In fact, Nat'l Life & Accident Insurance Co. in downtown is the original home. NASHVILLEANDBEYOND.com

    Brian C. · July 18, 2010
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  • ✰ David M.

    Don't leave Nashville without visiting the Mother Church of Country Music!

    ✰ David M. · March 3, 2012
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  • Rex H.

    Look for any reason to attend a concert in this beautifully restored musical treasure, regularly cited as one of the best musical venues of its size in the U.S. No bad seats and incredible acoustics.

    Rex H. · October 9, 2011
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  • Brandon F.

    Such a great venue- try the tour earlier in the day

    Brandon F. · June 30, 2011
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  • Smithsonian Channel

    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 country’s most famous program again. (From Aerial America) Read more

    Smithsonian Channel · June 23, 2011
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  • Lorren S.

    I saw Imogen Heap here at the Ryman. Amazing experience. Not a bad seat in the whole building. Eat at one of the many restaurants downtown and see a show here. Makes for an excellent night out. :)

    Lorren S. · June 6, 2010
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  • Drew M.

    The balcony seats are actually better than floor seats as long as you are in the lower 3rd of the balcony.

    Drew M. · April 7, 2013
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  • Cherise M.

    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!

    Cherise M. · July 28, 2011
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  • Anna T.

    Can't be on your phone... Get a large draft beer. Great people watching.

    Anna T. · June 14, 2013
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  • Jenna K.

    pray for jimmy dickens as a host, I want to take him home with me

    Jenna K. · November 24, 2012
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  • Ari S.

    Small auditorium... even the back of the upper deck is a good seat.

    Ari S. · April 28, 2012
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  • Mick Management

    A favorite venue of Justin Townes Earle, Earle will be at the Ryman vying for the Album and Song of the Year awards at the 2011 Americana Music Awards on Oct. 13th.

    Mick Management · September 28, 2011
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  • Liz M.

    You've stumbled upon a great piece of history "Ryight" on ; )

    Liz M. · August 7, 2011
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  • Lyn H.

    Acoustically the best place to see live music in Nashville. Jack's BBQ off the Ryman alley has some amazing ribs! Sit on the alley patio and gawk at the groupies after the show.

    Lyn H. · March 13, 2011
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  • Lori W.

    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!

    Lori W. · December 31, 2010
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  • JBruce

    Find an usher named Jason and tell him you love his beard!

    JBruce · July 14, 2010
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  • Maria A.

    I saw Lady Antebellum play at The Ryman, I had the best time! Also, get a tour of the place! The history of this building is beyond inspiring.

    Maria A. · March 18, 2010
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  • Mak M.

    The greatest live music venue in America.

    Mak M. · February 19
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  • Billboard

    Experiencing a show from the balcony is an unforgettable experience, best sound in all of Nashville.

    Billboard · August 16, 2013
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  • Hotel Indigo

    Home to the Grand Ole Opry® from 1943 to 1974, the Mother Church of Country Music, complete with the original stained glass windows, now hosts world-class musicians from across the musical spectrum. Read more

    Hotel Indigo · April 24, 2013
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  • Kate S.

    Take your time here. This is the "Mother Church of Country Music" and THEN SOME. Make sure to take the back stage tour. Read more

    Kate S. · October 26, 2012
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  • Vevo

    Gave starts to country titans like Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.

    Vevo · June 1, 2012
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  • Sherpa Concerts

    Nashville's best live music is at the Ryman, and Tedeschi Trucks Band will only prove that further when they rock this place on 4/29. That's a show you do not want to miss! Read more

    Sherpa Concerts · March 29, 2012
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  • 🎶🎸Adrian T.

    Must go to Roberts western bar behind the Ryman!

    🎶🎸Adrian T. · March 22, 2012
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  • Ryan C.

    The front bushes of the Ryman will never be the same.... ;)

    Ryan C. · March 9, 2012
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  • Kelly R.

    Not a bad seat in the house, though try to sit in the balcony in the middle. Heaven!

    Kelly R. · February 28, 2012
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  • Jake S.

    Kick the lights at the foot of the stage.

    Jake S. · February 2, 2012
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  • Lance Y.

    Probably the best place in the world to hear live music. :-)

    Lance Y. · December 6, 2011
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  • Ian K.

    Its truly a spectacular venue, whether ur there there to see music or stand up acoustics are amazing and every seat is the best seat in the house.

    Ian K. · September 16, 2011
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  • Clare L.

    worth touring before the show:)

    Clare L. · September 2, 2011
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  • Allison

    Balcony Section 10 row A are excellent seats!

    Allison · July 25, 2011
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  • Amanda B.

    Make a record! It's so worth $15!!

    Amanda B. · June 18, 2011
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  • Overlook T.

    Check out the Great musicians that are playing here nightly!!!

    Overlook T. · April 8, 2011
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  • Sarah M.

    See Heart August 17 at the Historic Ryman

    Sarah M. · August 5, 2010
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