NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM
TO HOST COMMUNITY DAY ON MAY 28
Annual Event Presented by PNC Bank Offers Complimentary Tour Admission
for Tennessee Residents
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium today announced its annual Ryman Community Day will take place May 28. Presented by PNC Bank and supporting partners Farm Bureau Health Plans, Mid-South Ford Dealers, Hiller, Kroger, WSM Radio and The Tennessean, Ryman Community Day invites Tennessee residents to experience the Ryman’s daytime tour experience free of charge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a valid Tennessee state ID. Tickets may also be reserved in advance at ryman.com.
As part of the Community Day festivities, PNC Plaza at Ryman Auditorium will come alive with a variety of family-friendly activities, including on-site print making from the iconic Hatch Show Print, food trucks and free live music. Once visitors step inside the Ryman, tours begin with the state-of-the-art Soul of Nashville video experience. From there, they can explore the auditorium, enjoy star-studded exhibits that feature artifacts highlighting each chapter of the Ryman's history and take a picture on the iconic stage where so many legends have stood before them.
Visitors will also experience the Ryman’s newest exhibition, Rock Hall at the Ryman, in partnership with Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The exhibit honors the 100+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees who have performed on the Ryman’s hallowed stage throughout its 130-year history. The exhibit features inductees James Brown, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters and Joan Jett in addition to country music icons Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams.
"This year's Ryman Community Day is especially exciting as it will be the first opportunity for locals to view the new Rock Hall exhibit for free," said Gary Levy, Ryman Auditorium general manager. “The Ryman has played an important role in the evolution of rock and roll, and we are pleased to offer Tennesseans a new experience that celebrates the Ryman, not only as the Mother Church of Country Music, but as an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark."
Other new additions to the Ryman’s daytime tour include:
- Outfit worn by Luke Combs during his 2018 Ryman debut performance.
- Band-signed Remo drumhead used during Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Nov. 13, 2022 performance at the Ryman.
- Gown worn by Mickey Guyton during her performance of “Hold On” as a part of the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
- Dress worn by Hayden Panettiere in the pilot episode of ABC’s Nashville.
- Designer dress and shoes worn by Taylor Swift during the 2022 NSAI Awards at the Ryman.
For additional information on Ryman Community Day, visit ryman.com.
About PNC Bank:
PNC Bank PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
About Ryman Auditorium:
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was imagined by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. A 14-time winner of the prestigious Pollstar Theatre of the Year award, the historic venue is well-known as the Mother Church of Country Music and is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974). Since the first concert on May 4, 1892, the Ryman has celebrated an array of entertainment acts and all genres of music on its hallowed stage – from magician Harry Houdini to comic actor Charlie Chaplin and former president Theodore Roosevelt to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., plus music icons from all genres including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Lizzo and Harry Styles. The Ryman’s thriving concert schedule hosts more than 200 shows per year, and the venue is open for daytime tours year-round. The Ryman has also been featured in numerous film and television projects including Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Johnny Cash Show, American Idol, Nashville and more. For more information, visit ryman.com.