Ryman Auditorium adds limited in-venue audience

Scotty McCreery to perform for live audience Friday, Sept 4th

Ryman Auditorium’s first-ever livestream concert series, Live at the Ryman, will add a limited in-venue audience beginning this Friday, September 4th with Scotty McCreery. The in-venue audience for these shows will be capped in accordance with local health guidelines.

McCreery shared the news via social media which can be viewed below.

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.

The Ryman will strictly comply with operating plans developed in partnership with the Nashville Public Health Department and Vanderbilt Health that include socially distanced seating, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices. In addition, health personnel will be on hand to observe and ensure compliance throughout the events.

The venue will operate at five percent capacity with 125 ticketed guests. It will set up physically distanced in-venue “POD” seating, allowing groups of two to six people per POD. Masks are mandatory for all guests, Ryman operations and production staff. Complimentary bottled water will be available, otherwise, no food or beverages will be sold. Enhanced cleaning practices, temperature checks for all staff members, and designated restrooms, entrance and exit points will be set up on the floor and balcony.

McCreery’s return to the Ryman stage marks his second appearance this year. His sold out performance on March 11th was just two days before the venue paused all shows with a live audience.

In-venue tickets for McCreery begin at $89, which include an exclusive Hatch Show Print poster and in-person access to the artist Q&A prior to the show. Livestream ticket prices begin at $10 with VIP upgrades available for $40 (livestream ticket and virtual artist Q&A) and $95 (livestream ticket, virtual artist Q&A, autographed Hatch Show Print poster and series t-shirt). All merchandise is available for purchase in advance online to commemorate the landmark series.

Upcoming in-venue seating Live at the Ryman concerts include Brett Young on September 11th and Old Crow Medicine Show on September 18th.

In-venue tickets for the September 4th show are on sale via ryman.com.

Each concert in the series is produced by the same team that has produced the weekly Saturday live broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry since the early days of the pandemic when all events with a live audience were suspended. Live at the Ryman uses the Mandolin livestream platform, giving fans at home access to a front row seat.

Nissan and Pickers Vodka are proud supporters of the series and Ryman Auditorium.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.