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Which show is better? The Grand Ole Opry at the Gaylord or Opry Country Classics held at the Ryman.We will be there in mid-October and have the choice of either one. Any information would be helpful.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Loved the Grand Ole Opry show--and the backstage tour.

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I love both, for a first timer attendee, I would spring for the combo-deal & get both tickets. The Classics, features an artist every week, and has a smaller line up & less likely to have a "big name" on the schedule. You'd see the likes of Marty Stuart to Holly Williams along side say Jeannie Seeley & Blackberry Smoke whereas you have a chance of getting a "big name" on the show (on Friday/Saturday night) featuring the above mentioned plus the possibility of "big name" country starts like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, etc. You can order the deals online, or call 615`871`OPRY

Edited: 5:26 am, January 08, 2014
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The shows at the Ryman are cool, just because they are the Ryman. I would go there to see some unknown read names out of the phone book! The Country Classics shows are really good anyway, especially if Larry Gatlin is hosting, which, typically is the case. He is so high - energy, you'll have to remind yourself to breathe!

Grand Ole Opry shows at the Opry House can be hit and miss. October is anniversary month, so the line-ups tend to be better, although, that is quite subjective when it comes to determining what a good line-up is versus not so good. My personal opinion is that Tuesday night shows tend to have a higher liklihood of having either a 'bigger' name, or an up-and-comer over a Friday or Saturday night, but like I said, it is totally random.

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The Opry is a great time, so do not miss that for sure....

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