In depth look at the venue’s storied 128+ year legacy
Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium appeared today on CBS Sunday Morning. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann took an expansive look back from the venerable venue’s beginning over 128 years ago until today. The segment included insights from singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor and just announced Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Marty Stuart.
Music returned to Ryman Auditorium Friday, August 14th for the venue’s first-ever livestream concert series Live at the Ryman. The series kicked off with For King & Country bringing an exclusive livestream performance to fans at home from the iconic venue. Cam is set to take the stage this Friday, August 21st.
Live at the Ryman is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment with input from the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, designed to allow fans from across the country and around the world to experience live music from home while also safely and responsibly welcoming back a limited number of guests to experience the series in person as soon as local health regulations permit.
The six-week, Friday night series will launch first via the Mandolin livestream platform and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances. Ryman Auditorium will strictly comply with operating plans developed in partnership with Vanderbilt Health and approved by Nashville Public Health Department that include mandatory masks for all Ryman operations and production staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices.
Livestream ticket prices begin at $10 with exclusive VIP upgrades available for $125, including an autographed Hatch print poster and series t-shirt. Nissan and Pickers Vodka are proud supporting sponsors of Live at the Ryman and Ryman Auditorium. Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show are upcoming guests,
Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium is holy ground for a number of music’s greats. A bucket list venue for many, her stage has seen the likes of Brandi Carlile, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, Harry Styles, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Patsy Cline, to name a few. The Ryman is known around the globe equally for its world-class acoustics and history-making contributions to the live music industry. Named Pollstar Theatre of the Year for the tenth consecutive year (the venue’s 12th time receiving the honor), the Ryman consistently receives accolades from respected organizations including the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the International Entertainment Buyers Association. In 2018, Rolling Stone magazine named the Ryman one of the “10 Best Live Music Venues in America.”
While night-time activities available to the public remain paused and will resume in accordance with Nashville’s Roadmap to Reopening, Ryman is currently open for daytime tours. Focusing on the history of rock ‘n’ roll music at the Ryman, guests can enjoy the new exhibit, Turn It Up! Ryman’s Rock Legacy. The exhibition, which will run for three years, showcases Ryman Auditorium’s rich and rockin’ cross-genre past that extends far beyond country music, the exhibit features artifacts from Elvis Presley, Peter Frampton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, John Mellencamp, Wilco, Neil Young, Steve Miller Band, Grace Potter, Drive-by Truckers, Bruce Springsteen and more. Tours of the Ryman begin with a stop in the state-of-the-art Soul of Nashville experience. Through this custom-built theater, guests experience a magical journey complete with holograms, special effects, multidimensional film images and archival footage to bring the history of the Ryman to life.