Friday, December 11, 2009

Opry Adds Wednesday Night Shows In 2010

The Grand Ole Opry, in addition to their current full schedule of shows, is going to offer a Wednesday night show during the summer months this coming year. The Wednesday night Opry shows will take place from June 23-July 28. The Tuesday Night Opry will resume on March 2 and run until December 14, similiar to this past year. Opry Country Classics on Thursday night will also return in 2010, however this coming year, the shows will take place at the Ryman Auditorium. The first group of Opry Country Classics will run from March 26-June 17, and then returning on September 9 until October 28. This will be pretty much the same schedule that the shows were in 2009.

The Friday Night Opry will continue with 1 show each week, with the exception of January 8, were currently 2 shows are scheduled. The Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights will offer 1 show each night at 7, and on various Saturday nights throughout the year, will offer a 2nd show at 9:30. The Saturday nights with 2 shows are March 6-April 24; July 10-July 24; September 4; October 2-October 11.

All of the Opry shows starting in November will again be at the Ryman Auditorium.

In addition, Mike Snider will be back again in 2010 with his "Pickin & Grinnin" show. The first round of his show will be from April 2-May 1, on Friday and Saturday afternoons. From June 24-July 31, his show will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. He will also have shows from September 15-October 30, on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and on select Wednesdays.

Here is a brief rundown of the 2010 Opry shows:
>Tuesday Night Opry: March 2-December 14
>Wednesday Night Opry: June 23-July 28
>Thursday Opry Country Classics: March 26-June 17; September 9-October 28
>Friday Night Opry: January 1-December 31 (1 show most nights)
>Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry: January 2-February 27, 1 show; March 6-April 24, 2 shows; May 1-July 3, 1 show; July 10-July 24, 2 shows; July 31-September 25; 1 show except for September 4; October 2-December 11, 2 shows; December 18 & 25, 1 show.

All shows start at 7pm. On the nights of a 2nd show, it will start at 9:30pm. And, as always, the Opry will add a 2nd show on any Tuesday, Friday or Saturday night if ticket demand is there.


  1. Thanks as always for the news. This is a good news/bad news scenario.

    The good news is that the Opry is adding shows, as in Wednesday nights, and keeping shows, as in the Thursday night program--and moving it to the Ryman is brilliant.

    The bad news is that the Opry is cutting back still further on the number of two-show Saturdays. I think the economy has a good deal to do with it, and that the recovery will lead to the return of more Saturday nights. But I also fear that this is part of an effort to scale back the Opry in some ways, coming as it does after the reduction to a two-hour show--a reduction that I think was damaging, given the steep ticket prices.

  2. I guess that means Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe will take a summer hiatus. I hope that's all it means, and not cancellation.