Nashville is our reunion destination for our 2019 Vietnam Dustoff Reunion. We are looking at arrival in Nashville on Wednesday, September 18th. We have only scheduled two events for group reservations knowing that people wil want to avail themselves of the many music venues, haunts, restaturants, museums and tours that Nashville has to offer. On Friday, we have made group reservations for the Grand Ole Opry and backstage tour. We have 40 seats reserved for the evening performance. The General Jackson Showboat dinner and music tour ahve been scheduled for the evening of Saturday the 21st. We have 20 seats currently reserved and can add more. And we are finding that there never seems to be a bad time to visit Nashville as venues requiring reservations fill very quickly.
This is where you need to be timely. The Opry is filling fast--even this far in advance of our reunion dates. The General Jackson a bit more slowly but latecomers may be without seating to either or both of these events. We can add and delete reservations as we move forward at the Opry provided they are available but you may not be seated with the main group. On the General Jackson tour, we are committed to whatever we reserve--thus being very conservative on our estimate of how many reservations we can fill.
What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. The Opry – an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction – is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.
It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage.” Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make pilgrimages across town or around the world to the Grand Ole Opry to see the show live. Millions more tune in to Opry broadcasts via a mobile app, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Nashville’s 650 AM WSM, and the Opry website and WSM 650 AM website.
The Vietnam Dustoff Association has reserved 40 seats at $70 each. As mentioned elsewhere, the seating for the Opry, given it is a smaller venue, are selling quickly. We suggest that if you want to attend, you make your reservation early on.
Payment is due in advance to the Vietnam Dustoff Association.
The venue uses entrance screening procedures including walk through metal detectors, handheld metal detecting wands and enhanced bag checks. Weapons (including pocket knives of any size), oversized bags and other items are prohibited. For a list of prohibited items visit ryman.com/security or orpy.com/safety
Post Show Tour
As part of your reservation is a tour right after the world famous Grand Ole Opry show!After you watch the show, see what it’s like behind the scenes.Walk in the footsteps of superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens o the other side of the curtain of the show that made country music famous—right after the show ends!
We will visit the artist entrance where everyone has walked in for the show earlier that night and you may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle just as a parade of artists have done just a few minutes earlier.
We will get a glimpse of some of the Opry's 18 uniquely themed dressing rooms, which help tell part of the Opry story that Darius Rucker and Opry announcer Bill Cody will share via videos.