Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium will ring in its 130th anniversary with a year-long celebration of the venue’s country music history. Throughout 2022, the hallowed stage will be lit up with more concerts and residencies than ever before, in addition to community events, daytime tour enhancements, and more.
As part of the anniversary festivities, the Ryman will serve as home to a handful of artist residencies, including Dwight Yoakam (Jan. 19-21), Tedeschi Trucks Band (Feb. 22, 23, 25, 26) and Billy Strings (May 6-8), with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Trace Adkins, The Beach Boys, Black Pumas, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Yola and more will also perform as part of the milestone year.
The “Mother Church of Country Music” will be giving away 130 concert tickets throughout the year, starting with Yoakam’s Jan. 21 show. Follow the Ryman’s social channels for more information on the monthly giveaways and how to enter. The 130th anniversary events and performances will also include a special Ryman Community Day in May, an increase in pre-show and daytime events, and new tour enhancements
Since the first concert on May 4, 1892, the Ryman has celebrated an array of acts from all genres of music, such as magician Harry Houdini, comic actor Charlie Chaplin, former president Theodore Roosevelt, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Lizzo and Harry Styles. The venue’s concert schedule hosts more than 200 shows a year, grossing over $10 million in 2021 with 185,821 tickets sold. It came in as the No. 1 theater for concert ticket sales worldwide in Pollstar’s End of Year Sales Report.
For more information on the venue’s lineup, ticket information, and festivities in store for its 130th anniversary, click here.
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