Originally built as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892 by Captain Tom G. Ryman, this National Historic Landmark and Mother Church of Country Music is a Nashville icon. Most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is open for tours during the day and hosts concerts and events at night.
The building was recently honored as Pollstar Magazine's Theatre of the Year for a fourth time and is currently the Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year. Plan a trip to Nashville easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Ryman Auditorium Reviews
Great tour. A little expensive, but very enjoyable to hear the history of the Ryman and the people associated with its influence on the city of Nashville and its contribution to the arts. I encourage.... more »
Not being a country music fan myself still like to see iconic sites where we visit on vacation. The Ryman Theatre is such a place. The history here is overwhelming from the start as a church to all... more »
Historic venue in downtown Nashville that offers a good variety of performances. We went to see the Fisk Jubilee singers and India Arie while in town for a few days and both were excellent. We bought less expensive seats in the balcony area which was fine for viewing and acoustics; the only downside was the seating is basically church pews with not enough space if there are above average sized people in your row (I think there are 6/bench), which means you might need to be comfortable with rubbing thighs with a stranger, and everyone has to move out of the pew into the aisle to let people in and out.
Quite possibly THE best place I have ever been to watch a concert, no matter who you like. It is acoustically correct from every seat in the house. The site lines are great from almost every seat. Highly recommend going to see your favorite artist at this venue. We happen to see Gary Clark, Jr. who put on quit a show.
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