The Grand Ole Opry is a show that has been entertaining country music fans since the 1920s. It is a show that has become a part of the country community’s family and, like any other family member, gets a birthday celebration every year to honor all of the great things the show has done and introduced. In past years, the celebration has filled a month full of shows and events, but the real celebration takes place during the Birthday Bash Weekend.
During these two days, typically Friday and Saturday, in early October, country artists come together to celebrate the Grand Ole Opry show with musical performances. In previous years, special events like a free Opry Plaza Birthday Party, Opry trivia and a silent auction of memorabilia from favorite artists have taken place. Special appearances in the Opry Shop from artists, including Ricky Skaggs and Ray Stevens, take place before the special performance show at night.
Artists who have come together to celebrate the Birthday Bash Weekend include Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean and Loretta Lynn, among many others.