Music City, Music History
Opry House is the permanent home of Grand Ole Opry, one of the institutions of country music. A one-hour weekly celebration of country, folk, and bluegrass, this jam session airs weekly on national radio. Visit Opry House on September 15th and you’ll be treated to what you might call a crash course in Nashville’s musical culture.
Both modern and traditional musical heroes are celebrated. Following a set by Old Crow Medicine Show, Ken Burns’ new film, Country Music will screen. Having won multiple Emmy Awards, Burns has established himself as perhaps the contemporary chronicler of the music industry. Described by the LA Times as “a measured, exhaustively researched examination of nearly a century of American music and cultural history,” there are few more historical spaces to watch.