Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry is scheduled to reopen Oct. 1 and will be undergoing an estimated $17 million repair to fix the damages the venue sustained during the middle Tennessee flooding in early May. The country music mecca has been putting on a weekly concert since 1925.
Reports said that the Opry was under more than two feet of water after the floods, and destroyed the stage, dressing rooms, a retail store and all the electrical wiring which will be replaced during the renovation.
Unfortunately, many employees will be cut in order for the Opry to be fixed. Rolling Stone reports that the Opryland Hotel and Convention center will cut 1,743 jobs at the complex beginning next week.
Do you think it’s important that this country music mecca be rebuilt?