“Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman,” the annual concert series presented by Springer Mountain Farms, will return to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium this summer for its 30th year on Thursdays starting June 13 through July 25.
The series will kick off with Del McCoury Band, followed by Steep Canyon Rangers with Lindsay Lou, The Earls of Leicester, Della Mae with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and Dailey & Vincent, leading up to the final night with a performance from Country Music Hall of Fame Member Ricky Skaggs.
Season passes include all six shows and are on sale now for both renewing and new passholders. Single tickets go on sale Feb. 23. For more information, click here. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a 6 p.m. pre-show “Pickin’ on the Plaza” event, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and Farm Bureau Health Plans, on the Ryman’s PNC Plaza. The event will feature live music from local bluegrass artists and bands presented by WSM Radio.
“Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman” was first introduced in 1994, after the venue underwent renovation and reopened its doors after sitting vacant for nearly two decades following the Grand Ole Opry’s relocation. The first of what would become the annual series featured Bill Monroe and Alison Krauss. Now 30 years later, the Ryman continues to celebrate the bluegrass contributions to music history and honors Monroe’s legacy with a life-size statue on site, unveiled in 2017.