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Beginning Friday, May 14, Grand Ole Opry removing capacity restrictions

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Fri, May 7th 2021 05:45 pm

Lady A, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Ryan Hurd, MercyMe, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Lewis, Lorrie Morgan, Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce, Chris Young among those set for spring, summer appearances

The Grand Ole Opry announced it will open up performances to full-capacity for the first time in more than a year, beginning with its performance Friday, May 14, featuring Opry members Lorrie Morgan and the Oak Ridge Boys.

The star-studded lineups continue all spring and summer as award-winning group Lady A marks their first Opry show as members with an appearance on Saturday, May 15. The group was invited to join the Opry family and officially inducted as part of the show’s Opry’s 95th Anniversary network television special last winter. Among those joining Lady A on the 15th are Opry member Morgan, and Ryan Hurd, who is scheduled to make his Opry debut. 

The Opry’s annual “Salute The Troops” show honoring members of the U.S. military is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, featuring Lauren Alaina plus Opry members Luke Combs and Chris Young, among others. Also scheduled for upcoming spring and summer Opry performances are Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Aaron Lewis, MercyMe, Keb’ Mo’, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce, Rhonda Vincent and Mark Wills. 

In addition to a full lineup of spring and summer performances, the Opry is set to release a limited-edition vinyl LP, titled “Unbroken | Empty Room, Full Circle” on June 4. Available exclusively on www.Opry.com and at the Opry’s Nashville-based retail outlets, the LP includes memorable performances by Luke Combs, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and others recorded live from the Opry stage in front of an empty house during the 29 weeks the Saturday night Opry shows continued uninterrupted during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Opry has kept the music playing through World War II, the Great Depression and more to earn its spot in history as the world’s longest-running radio program. On Oct. 30, the Opry will celebrate another milestone when it hosts the 5,000th Saturday night Opry. Fans across the country and around the world can experience the Saturday Grand Ole Opry live all spring and summer long via the Circle Network.

The Opry will continue to follow enhanced COVID-19 health and safety protocols throughout the spring, including mandatory masks for all guests as well Opry House operations and production staff, per Metro Nashville Health; plus enhanced cleaning practices.

Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM, with Saturday night shows seen on the Circle Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties. For more information, visit opry.com.

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