Ryman Auditorium’s annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman will return this summer for three Thursday nights in July with a lineup that includes Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent and Dailey & Vincent. Presented by Springer Mountain Farms, the Nashville tradition with a legacy nearly as strong as the building itself, will kick off Thursday, July 1, with both limited in-venue and livestream tickets available. To purchase visit Ryman.com.
Over 75 years ago in December of 1945, Bluegrass was born on the famed Ryman stage when a young banjo player named Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys on stage for the first time. As they combined harmonies, upbeat tempos and a new sound referred to as “high lonesome,” the result was a new, energetic sound of country music that lifted crowds from the Ryman’s historic church pews to their feet. “Bluegrass” was born, and the Ryman became forever known as the “Birthplace of Bluegrass.” The venue honors Monroe’s legacy with a life-size statue on site, unveiled in 2017. Learn more about Monroe and his legacy HERE.
After sitting vacant for nearly two decades after the Grand Ole Opry relocated to its new home, the Ryman underwent renovation and reopened its doors on June 3, 1994. That same year, the venue introduced the first of what would become its annual “Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman,” which featured Bill Monroe and Alison Krauss. Now more than 20 years later, the Ryman continues to celebrate bluegrass music’s contribution to music history with artists and fans alike.
Weather depending, all performances will follow a pre-show “Pickin’ on the Plaza” event presented by Springer Mountain Farms and Farm Bureau Health Plans on the Ryman's PNC Plaza, featuring live music from local bluegrass artists and bands presented by 650 AM WSM, as well as giveaways and raffles including the fan-favorite “Chicken Rich” contest presented by Springer Mountain Farms, a “Bluegrass Nights” title sponsor since 2006.
Series passes for livestream as well as individual show tickets for both livestream and in person are on sale now at ryman.com. Livestream series passes are $30, individual livestreams are $15 and in person tickets start at $45.
Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2021 Lineup:
July 1 - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
July 8 - Rhonda Vincent
July 22 - Dailey & Vincent
*NOTE: All events at the Ryman follow strict COVID-19 operating plans that include physical distancing, limited in-venue capacity, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices.
About Ryman Auditorium
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892. Ryman Auditorium is a 12-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 Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974). The Ryman has been featured in numerous film and television projects including Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Johnny Cash Show, American Idol, Nashville, and more. While offering a diverse lineup and thriving concert schedule (with over 200 shows per year), the venue is also open for daytime tours year-round. A coveted under-play for many, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons, and Tom Petty in recent years. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, 650 AM WSM and Ole Red. For more information, visit ryman.com.