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June 18, 2024

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Grand Ole Opry to Celebrate 98th Birthday

Fans are invited to the Opry Plaza for free live music and family-friendly activities on Friday evening, Oct. 6 and all-day Saturday, Oct. 7.

Country music’s most famous show, the Grand Ole Opry, is set to celebrate its 98th birthday with four nights of shows celebrating “Women of Country Music” October 4 – 7.

Opry member Lauren Alaina and CMA/ACM reigning female vocalist winner and Opry NextStage alum Lainey Wilson are among those set to kick off the week at the Wednesday Night Opry on Oct. 4. Opry star Crystal Gayle will serve as spotlight artist as Opry Country Classics celebrates Queens of Country on Thursday, Oct. 5.

The Opry’s birthday weekend is set to include a special performance and fan Q&A event in the Opry House’s Studio A featuring fan favorites Chapel Hart saluting their female country music heroes Saturday at 1 p.m. The Birthday Week will conclude with CMA/ACM award-winner Sara Evans’ official Opry induction and two shows Saturday evening.

A free plaza party

Fans are also invited to the Opry Plaza for free live music and family-friendly activities to celebrate the Opry’s birthday on Friday evening, Oct. 6, and all-day Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Grand Ole Opry 98th birthday packages for Saturday, Oct.7 are on sale now and include:

  • Opry show ticket
  • Matinee Studio A Event: Acoustic Performance and Interview with Chapel Hart
  • Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Tour
  • Opry Picnic Lunch
  • Exclusive Opry Celebrates 98 poster

Tickets are on sale now for all 2023 Opry, Opry Country Classics, and Opry Country Christmas shows at 615-871-OPRY and



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.