The mother church of country vocals still welcomes the biggest names in music.. In Short Built in 1892, Ryman Auditorium has hosted countless visionaries, including Enrico Caruso, John Philip Sousa, Sarah Bernhardt and Charlie Chaplin. But the Ryman will forever be known as the mother church of country music. When the Grand Ole Opry settled into this brick tabernacle in the heart of downtown in 1943, the Ryman instantly became the stage where every country star wanted to perform. In the summer, don't miss the amazing bluegrass shows.
The Ryman Auditorium not is one of the most recognized historical buildings in Nashville, it was the first stadium seating that existed here. There is no bad seat in this "once a church" auditorium.
I went to a show about 6 years ago there called "Lost Highway" and it was great, And I just went to the Ryan Adams show on Oct 14th 2002. And the venue was excellent. I couldnt believe he was playing there, BUT the venue was rockin!
THE place to hear music.
I LOVE the Ryman! Have been there for several concerts and plays and am always amazed at the acoustics. The structure is beautiful. And I have never been anywhere where the staff is always so friendly and helpful.