Grand Ole Opry® Announces Return of Friday Night Performances and Expansion of Shows to Two Hours Beginning in November

Limited In-Venue Audiences Continue.

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 

The 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,, and SiriusXM.

Upcoming 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.

In 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 and, 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, visit

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