Ryman Auditorium

  • Downtown
  • Activity
  • Music Venue
  • Historic
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The Ryman Auditorium also known as “The Mother Church of Country Music” is a converted church that was the original venue of the Grand Ole Opry radio show. Open since 1892 and located right in the heart of downtown, the Ryman is one of Nashville's most iconic places. From Hank Williams to Louie Armstrong and beyond there's a long list of legends that have at one time or another taken the Ryman's stage. The Ryman is still one of Nashville's most popular venues hosting live shows nearly seven nights a week. Seeing a concert here is like having a religious experience.

Ryman Auditorium pews and stained glass
Aerial photo of the Ryman
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Ryman balcony view
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A live concert at the Ryman
Church style pews
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Interior doors
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Ryman Auditorium stage lights
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Colorful stained glass windows at the Ryman
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A show at the Ryman Auditorium
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The legendary stained glass Ryman windows
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Lights at the Ryman
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An old photo of the Ryman
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Detailed pew designs
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Outside the Ryman in Nashville
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The hallways of the Ryman
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Seating at the Ryman
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  • Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Other Locations

None. The Ryman is a true Nashville original.


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