The Grand Ole Opry to Return to Full Capacity Shows This Month

The Grand Ole Opry is lifting its seating restrictions, and returning to full capacity, beginning on Friday, May 14. The inaugural show, which will mark the first time in more than a year that the Grand Ole Opry is not limiting the amount of guests, will feature performances by Lorrie Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charles Esten and Aaron Weber.

Lady A will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry the following night on May 15, marking their first performance as official Grand Ole Opry members. They will be joined by Morgan and Weber, along with Dailey & Vincent and Ryan Hurd, who will be making his Opry debut.

Several country artists are already scheduled for the spring and summer, including Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs,, MercyMe, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Lewis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce, Chris Young and more.

Pearce’s next scheduled appearance at the Grand Ole Opry is on May 22. While nothing has been announced, it seems likely — and necessary — that the “Next Girl” singer is the next member of the Grand Ole Opry.

“I associated playing the Grand Ole Opry with making it,” Pearce previously said. “When I played my debut, I was an Airbnb cleaner, so I had not made it. But I felt like in that moment, that the Opry took a chance on me. I didn’t have a song on the radio, but they just believed in what I was doing. I know people play the Opry, but I don’t feel like there’s another artist in my generation that’s really put in the work the way that I have with the Opry.”

Although the Grand Ole Opry is returning to a full seating capacity, masks will be required for all guests and employees, and enhanced cleaning protocols will also be utilized.

Alaina, Combs and Young will perform on Saturday, May 29, for the annual Salute the Troops show. A list of all of the upcoming performances can be found at