The first satellite of Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry, the venue Opry City Stage has debuted in New York’s Times Square. The 28,000-square-foot space features a retail space on the first floor and a 260-seat restaurant, a bar and stages on the two floors above. Highlights include photos and memorabilia from the Grand Ole Opry as well as live music performances daily. Four layouts are available for events: the mezzanine (90 seated, 250 for receptions); a buy-out of the restaurant (275 seated, 500 reception); the Studio (195 seated, 250 reception); and all three floors (475 seated, 750 reception).
The venue is a fully integrated plug-and-play broadcast facility with two performance stages. Each floor has three stage boxes allowing for nine broadcast cameras, full communications, monitors and audio. Each stage is also equipped with three Panasonic AW-130 PTZ broadcast cameras. Opry City Stage also has a truck bay with its own stage box, allowing the easy use of a mobile television truck, management says.