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Grand Ole Opry Announces Plans to Re-Allow Live Audiences, After Months of Virtual Performances

The Grand Ole Opry has announced their plans to slowly reopen the historic music venue, allowing live in-person concerts for the first time in a few month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In March, The Opry announced that they would still have their weekly Saturday night concerts, but that it would move forward without an audience due to the gathering policies and spread of the novel virus. However, fans were still able to tune in virtually each week via Circle All Access on YouTube and Facebook.

On Friday (June 12), The Opry announced in a statement that they will begin allowing guests to come back to see the live shows, once Nashville moves into Phase 4 of the reopening plan.

“We continue to work to resume Grand Ole Opry shows with live audiences as soon as we can do so aligning with the re-opening guidelines of Nashville,” a statement reads on their website. “When shows with a live ticketed audience do return, we plan to start slowly, having shows one night per week on Saturdays. Assuming all goes well, we would expand to additional nights.”

Originally saying that they would resume ticketed live shows in July 2020, but now an Opry Representative said that they have revised their statement to reflect to forever-changing guidelines.

The Opry statement continues: “While we are unsure when ticketed shows will return, presently tickets are on sale for Saturdays throughout July. Shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the month of July have been canceled and tickets for these events will be automatically refunded to the credit card used to place the order. It may take up to 14 days for the refund to reflect on your credit card account. There is no need to call or email our Customer Service team – they have already begun to process these refunds. No decision has been made about shows beyond July. Right now, we hope to proceed as planned.”

If you purchased a ticket to see a show at The Opry during the shows that were changed to no audience, refunds will be issued automatically, if they were purchased directly from Opry.com; Otherwise you could contact the third party seller for a refund. Any additional questions for The Opry you can reach out by visiting opry.com/contact should you have questions or need assistance. They ask that you Include your name, order number and email address, so they can best assist you.

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