“Americana at the Ryman” Will Celebrate Genre with Newcomers and Veterans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is set to host a new annual series this summer.“Americana at the Ryman” presented by Route 650, will celebrate American roots music with six talent packed shows throughout July and August. The series kicks off on Sunday, July 15 with multi-award-winning Americana Artist and Instrumentalist of the Year, Buddy Miller along with special guests Lee Ann Womack, Tony Joe White, The McCrary Sisters, Elizabeth Cook and Parker Millsap. Other artists appearing during the series’ run include William Fitzsimmons, The Band of Heathens, Brandy Clark, Jim Lauderdale, Mark O’Connor, Caitlin Rose, Amanda Shires and Justin Townes Earle with more performers to be announced soon. “Americana at the Ryman” Schedule: July 15: Buddy Miller and Friends Lee Ann Womack, Tony Joe White, The McCrary Sisters, Elizabeth Cook and Parker Millsap July 22: Jim Lauderdale and William Fitzsimmons July 29: Mark O’Connor and Brandy Clark August 5: To Be Announced Soon August 12: Amanda Shires and Caitlin Rose August 19: Justin Townes Earle and The Band of Heathens “The Ryman Americana Series is modeled after our Bluegrass Nights Series which will kick off its 25th season this summer,” said Sally Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations. “Over the course of six weeks, Americana and roots legends will take the stage for the inaugural Americana Series as will the most exciting new artists. With Bluegrass Nights, we see the same season pass holders come back to the same seats year after year. A lot of deep friendships have been formed by bluegrass fans sitting together in Ryman pews. We look forward to the same happening with the Ryman Americana Series.” The iconic venue has a long history of showcasing roots music as well as partnership with the Americana Music Association (AMA). In September the AMA’s Americana Honors & Awards Show will return to the Ryman once again. In addition, the storied music hall continues to program multiple night runs with celebrated Americana artists including Jason Isbell, John Prine and Margo Price, all of whom are proud champions of the Mother Church and its historical contribution to music. "We're thrilled the Ryman has created a series to show off Nashville's Americana community to the world. It's the heart and soul of this town and there is no greater venue in the world to see this talent," said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. The new series will feature performances each Sunday evening July 15 through August 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m.Attendees can enjoy a pre-show celebration each week beginning at 4:30 p.m. featuring live music on the Ryman plaza and specialty menu items from Ryman Auditorium’s Café Lula. Similar to the venue’s beloved, two-decade-long running series “Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman,” “Americana at the Ryman” will partner with 650 AM WSM. Route 650, the 24/7 streaming station created by the legendary radio station to showcase Americana, folk and bluegrass music, will be a presenting partner. Before each show, fans can enjoy free live music on the plaza from the latest Americana talent, presented by the station. Ryman Auditorium’s legacy, both in Nashville and nationwide, is unmatched. The treasured, historic venue continues to showcase talent across all genres of music and entertainment, and recently took home its eighth consecutivePollstar Theatre of the Year award. Series passes for “Americana at the Ryman” are on sale now. Individual show tickets are available for purchase beginning June 4 at 10 a.m.With purchase of an “Americana at the Ryman” concert ticket, patrons have the option to add on a daytime tour ticket for a discounted rate of $15.00. For tickets, visit ryman.com/americana.
About Ryman Auditorium A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74, and was completely renovated in 1994. The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just has it has for over 125 years. The venue was voted the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Pollstar Theatre of the Year and recently took home its fifth-consecutive CMA Venue of the Year Award. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, Opry City Stage, Ole Red and 650 AM WSM. For more information, visit ryman.com.