A blog by Opry staffers, Opry members, friends, and others about the flooding of the Opry House, subsequent clean up and refurbishment, and an eventual return home for the show that made country music famous.
The Finest of Showplaces
by Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry Vice President and General Manager
Almost two months since floods forced the Grand Ole Opry to temporarily move from the Grand Ole Opry House and to other venues around Music City, reconstruction of the House is truly in full swing. Seven days a week, men and women with hard hats and hammers are hard at work, ensuring that the House we have all come to love will be open by Oct. 1. We are truly in the middle of an historic summer, as we not only restore the Opry House, but make improvements such that it will unquestionably be the finest of showplaces for the show that made country music famous.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing information about some of the exciting shows and events planned for our return to the Opry House and the Opry’s 85th birthday weekend. We hope to see you in Nashville this summer and again for our triumphant return to the Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Complex.
Backstage at the Opry House
Construction crews are working to refurbish the Opry House for re-opening by October
The auditorium of the Grand Ole Opry House
The Opry stage, stripped bare as the construction process begins