NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Performers at the Grand Ole Opry will be playing to a full house starting next week.
The venerable country music venue in Nashville, Tennessee, announced that it will open to full capacity for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSMV reported.
The first day of full capacity will be May 14, officials said. That means the Grand Ole Opry House will seat more than 4,000 fans, The Tennessean reported. Masks will still be mandatory for guests and staff, the newspaper reported.
The pandemic forced the show to go on without a live audience starting in March 2020. Since October, the Opry has had a masked, distanced audience and has slowly increased its capacity, according to The Tennessean.
Opry officials said the venue will continue to follow enhanced COVID-19 health and safety protocols throughout spring, WTVF reported.
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