Here’s a list of some of the most historic music venues around the country. From small clubs to beautiful theaters to outdoor amphitheaters, you can catch an act of almost any level of fame at one of the venues on this list.
1. Ryman Auditorium – Nashville
This historic venue off the main Broadway drag is most famous for being home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry between 1943 and 1974. Known as the Mother Church of Country Music, the theater was first built as a church in 1892, and the building’s original wooden pews are still intact. The venue’s wood interior has created a space with some of the best acoustics in the world. Back in the Opry days, legends like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash graced the wooden stage. Now you can see a variety of acts at the Ryman, as well as take a guided historical tour during the day.