This historic venue is part of the birth of bluegrass and is the place Johnny Cash met June Carter.
A couple of blocks up from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum you'll find the Ryman Auditorium, the spiritual home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. During the day you can tour the landmark, built in the 1890s as a site for revival meetings.
Named for riverboat Captain Thomas Green Ryman, the building served as a stage for classical performances long before it became a temple of modern bluegrass. Check on performances of all types scheduled in the evenings, as it's perhaps the best-sounding (and by far the most storied) music venue in the city.