June 1936 – July 1939

Beginning June 13, 1936, the Opry held court at a religious meeting hall on Fatherland Street in East Nashville called the Dixie Tabernacle.  It was a rustic venue With a dirt floor, wooden plank benches and roll-up canvas walls. Here, advance tickets were first available –distributed to customers by National Life and Accident Insurance Company salesmen. 

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