NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 12, 2020) As the Grand Ole Opry continues its
95th anniversary celebration this month, the Opry is pleased to
announce the return of Friday night performances and the expansion of both
Friday and Saturday night shows to two hours beginning November 6.
An in-venue audience continues in compliance with operating plans developed in collaboration with the
Nashville Public Health Department that include socially distanced seating,
mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning
practices. Tickets are on sale now at opry.com.
Opry’s two-hour Saturday night shows will include a one-hour 8 p.m. Central / 9
p.m. Eastern Circle and Gray TV station broadcast also seen on DISH Studio
Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion
livestream on Circle All Access Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Opry can
also be heard on 650 WSM-AM, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM.
performers in October include Opry members Bill
Anderson, Clint Black, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, and Steve Wariner and
special guests Lauren Alaina, Brandy Clark, Victoria Shaw and more.
an effort to maintain health and safety amid current COVID-19 concerns, the
Opry, the world’s longest-running radio show, was forced to pause performances
that included a live audience beginning on March 14. The show will have played
on without a live ticketed audience for 29 consecutive Saturday night
broadcasts before finally welcoming them back.The Opry’s paused shows without an audience have
included Opry members Trace Adkins, Bill
Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri
Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey & Vincent, the Gatlin
Brothers, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Reba
McEntire, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine
Show, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Connie
Smith, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner,
Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young along with special guests Lady A,
Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Mandy Barnett, Lee Brice, Brothers
Osborne, T. Graham Brown, Luke Bryan, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Cleveland
and Flamekeeper, Jason Crabb, Rodney Crowell, Jordan Davis, Sara Evans, Dom
Flemons, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, Riley
Green, Sierra Hull, Tracy Lawrence, Ashley McBryde, Chrissy Metz, Keb’ Mo’, Wendy
Moten, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Margo Price, Kellie Pickler, Michael Ray,
Runaway June, Billy Strings, The Scott Family, Gwen Stefani, Tenille Townes,
Molly Tuttle, Sam Williams, CeCe Winans, Charlie Worsham, and Brett Young.
Click HERE for a sizzle reel of highlights of just some of the Opry
members and special guests who have stepped in to the circle to help the keep
the music playing at the Grand Ole Opry since the in-house audience shows were
paused on March 14.
About the Grand Ole Opry:
Opry presents the best in country music
live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM
mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is
owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information,