Nashville Flood Update: Opryland Status, Pictures From Paisley And More


opryland hotel flood 21 Nashville Flood Update: Opryland Status, Pictures From Paisley And More

Don’t plan on staying at Opryland Hotel anytime soon. Here’s the update:

A quick status check on some of Nashville’s damaged landmarks:

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is back open. There was no flood damage to the exhibits, but the mechanical room had five feet of water in it.
  • Opryland Hotel might be open by the end of the year. They’re not accepting any reservations through October. Employees will get six weeks pay, then they’re on their own. The hotel generates 25 percent of the county’s tax revenue, so expect some impact from that.
  • Grand Ole Opry House. Some of the more important stuff was moved to higher ground, but the stage will have to be completely replaced. The Opry will play at the Ryman when it can and other local venues when it can’t.
  • LP Field: Bad as it looked, only some carpeting in the locker rooms was damaged. The rest seems to be in good shape though probably could use a hosing.
  • Bridgestone Arena, which used to be called the Sommet Center, has a lot of damage to the floor, carpeting and walls on the event level. Officials say it’ll be fixed enough to host a concert scheduled for May 22nd. 
    paisleyguitar Nashville Flood Update: Opryland Status, Pictures From Paisley And More

[lastfm]Brad Paisley[/lastfm] posted this picture showing what the Cumberland River does to an acoustic guitar. His equipment was stored at the same place a lot of other stars had theirs. Here’s the picture of Brads gear after they dragged it out of the storage lockers to dry:

paisleygear Nashville Flood Update: Opryland Status, Pictures From Paisley And More

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  1. Renee says:

    Doc, thank you for not letting us forget this is going on.

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