Opry House 50th Birthday Party
From the Ryman to Opryland
3 Days | March 15-17, 2024
Starting At $749.00
On March 16, 1973, the Grand Ole Opry moved from the Ryman Auditorium to the new Grand Ole House. Join us for two nights at the Gaylord Opryland and a special performance of the Opry. We will also tour the Ryman Auditorium and add any other attractions you desire or events as they develop.
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- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
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Day 1 – Nashville, TN – Opryland Resort – Opry House 50th Birthday Dinner
Arrive today in Nashville, TN and check into the Gaylord Opryland Resort for a two-night stay. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind resort experience where you can explore 9 acres of airy, indoor garden atriums, a wide selection of award-winning restaurants & bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Tonight, enjoy an Opry House 50th Birthday Party Dinner in the Ballroom at the Inn at Opryland with live entertainment that celebrates the music from the legendary music from the old Ryman Auditorium to the music today’s stars at the Grand Ole Opry House. (D)
Day 2 – Nashville Troubadour Tour – Country Music Hall of Fame – Ryman Auditorium Guided Tour – Opry Backstage Grill Dinner – Grand Ole Opry
This morning, enjoy a Troubadour Music Sightseeing tour, an “Only in Nashville” kind of experience. Bringing new meaning to the phrase “Entertaining Narrative” it’s sightseeing with a singer/songwriter guide. The tour will include Downtown Nashville’s colorful history with drivebys of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Row, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop and The Bluebird Cafe. Plus, you will hear what it’s like trying to break into Nashville’s music scene, both the struggles and the victories. As an added bonus your Troubadour will perform some of his or her original songs!
Enjoy a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the keeper of priceless Country Music Treasures. Your self-guided tour is a walk through history, one that leads you from the earliest folk traditions to the music that thrills millions of fans today. Every tour ends in the Hall of Fame Rotunda, the never-ending circle, and storied home of the inductees.
This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music.” From 1943 to 1974 the Ryman was the home of The Grand Ole Opry. The legends of country music all played here, and it’s a romantic and historic landmark that is often used today. After this tour you will be able to say, you were on the Ryman Stage.
The Opry broadcasted its last Friday show from the Ryman on March 15, 1974. George Morgan closed out the show with “Candy Kisses.” After the Opry, Johnny and June Carter Cash sang “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” on the following Grand Ole Gospel Time to end the evening.
The next night, Roy Acuff opened the first show in the new 4,440-seat Grand Ole Opry House with a performance of “The Wabash Cannonball.” President Richard Nixon was in attendance and lead the Opry audience in singing “Happy Birthday” to First Lady Pat Nixon. The night featured a packed lineup, so each artist was limited to performing just one song.
The most famous show in country music is now making its mark on Southern cuisine, in this new Nashville restaurant as uniquely entertaining as the Grand Ole Opry itself. Your dinner this evening is at the Backstage Grill, where country cooking and music define the menu.
Next, it’s showtime. Enjoy a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Opry House. For more than 85 years, country’s best performers have mesmerized audiences at the Grand Ole Opry – a continuously broadcast Live Radio Show. Each Opry features a variety of new stars, superstars and the legends of music. You’ll hear the very best in country with a little bluegrass and comedy added in. This is live and unrehearsed, you never see the same show twice. (B,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)