Home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, the iconic Ryman Auditorium has highly influenced country and gospel music. Today, this 2,362-seat performance hall is one of the top venues in Nashville and the country to see a live music act. Located less than a half-mile from Ryman Auditorium, the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown is the ideal place to stay when attending a concert at Ryman. Avoid driving or hailing a cab and walk to Ryman Auditorium, which is just a short eight minute walk.
Opened in 1892, this venue is known as the Mother Church of Country Music – because the audience sits in pews. Legendary personalities made Ryman Auditorium famous, including Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and the Statler Brothers. Discover a wide variety of tours and special events at this amazing venue. Take a self-guided tour on your own, or book a guided backstage tour for an in-depth experience. Buy tickets to rock and country shows, late night jams, and festivals.
Built for comfort and convenience, our Downtown Nashville hotel offers home-like amenities and services. Enjoy spacious guest rooms or suites with a mini-fridge and microwave. Fuel up for a day of excitement with our complimentary breakfast buffet and wind down in the evening with our complimentary reception featuring live entertainment and refreshments.