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April 16, 2024

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Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Celebrates 130 Years

Year-long celebration includes more concerts and residencies than ever before.

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium has announced it will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a year-long celebration of the Ryman’s storied history. The Ryman will mark the milestone with more concerts and residencies this year than ever before, special community events, daytime tour enhancements and more.

The 130th anniversary events and performances at Ryman Auditorium include a special Ryman Community Day in May, an increase in pre-show and daytime events on PNC Plaza and highly anticipated residencies with artists like Billy Strings (May 6-8). Other previously announced artists scheduled to perform as part of the historic milestone include Trace Adkins, The Beach Boys, Black Pumas and Gladys Knight. 

Since the first concert on May 4, 1892, Nashville’s Ryman has celebrated an array of entertainment acts and all genres of music from Harry Houdini to Charlie Chaplin and Theodore Roosevelt to Martin Luther King Jr. In addition, performers like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Lizzo and Harry Styles have showcased their perspective genre. The venue’s concert schedule hosts more than 200 shows per year, grossing over $10 million in 2021 with 185,821 tickets sold, ranking as the No. 1 theater for concert ticket sales worldwide in Pollstar’s End of Year Sales Report.

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