Marty Stuart’s 19th “Late Night Jam” will return to the Ryman Auditorium on June 8 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Artists set to perform during the annual CMA Music Fest week show include Billy Strings, Colt Clark & Quarantine Kids, Connie Smith, Emmylou Harris, The Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, Jontavious Willis, Lainey Wilson, Marcus King, Williams & Ree, and others to be announced soon. Stuart will also perform songs from his extensive back catalog and preview brand new original songs during the evening.
“It’s been two years since the last Late Night Jam. It’s wonderful to think about gathering at the Mother Church of Country Music again and making music,” shares Stuart. “Some of the most memorable musical moments I’ve ever experienced happened on the stage of the Ryman at previous ‘Late Night Jams.’ I have no doubt that I can count on that same magic to occur this year.”
This year performers will be paired with historic guitars from Stuart’s private collection, including Merle Haggard’s 1970 Martin S000-45, Johnny Cash‘s 1937 Martin D-45, George Jones‘ 1957 Martin D-28, Tammy Wynette‘s 1967 Fender Palomino and Pops Staples’s 1969 Fender Rosewood Telecaster.
Tickets for Stuart’s “Late Night Jam” will go on sale on May 6 and can be purchased here.
This year’s ‘Late Night Jam’ will raise funds for Stuart’s Congress of Country Music project which is currently in development in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Previously, the event has benefited MusiCares, as well as the victims of the Nashville flood, giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.