NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After more than six months, the Grand Ole Opry finally reopened their doors to a live audience.
The pews at the Opry sat empty for months when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
On Saturday night, 500 guests filled the seats to kick off its 95th anniversary celebration.
Tim Sieben and his wife surprised their 12-year-old daughter, Gracie Sieben, with Opry tickets.
Sieben has visited Nashville before, and he said he was excited to share the experience this time around with his daughter.
The family is visiting from Reno and Sieben said if you visit Music City, this historic spot is a must-see.
"When she was four that was the last time we've been to Nashville and we've talked about it before," Sieben said. "She was familiar with it and now she gets to be here."
Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark, Vince Gill, and Lorrie Morgan all took the stage Saturday.
Along with a limited-live audience, guests had to wear masks and were spaced out.
For those who couldn't catch the show in person, could watch the live stream of it online.
The entire month will be dedicated to celebrating the Opry's 95 years. Tickets are on sale online now.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
Find more in the sections below
More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
State of EducationFind ways to cope with the new normal around schools and celebrate students’ success in the age of Coronavirus.
We're Open Y'allSupport local businesses doing their best to stay open and serve their customers during Covid.