Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:45am

Ryman Auditorium’s first-ever livestream concert series, ‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN,’ will double its current in-venue audience capacity, Friday, September 11, with multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Brett Young, as part of a Nashville Public Health Department strategic pilot program.

Last Friday, the Ryman welcomed back 125 in-person guests with Scotty McCreery and will increase that number to 250 this week. Nashville Public Health Department personnel will be on hand to observe, inspect and ensure compliance throughout the event as part of a pilot program designed to provide a safe return to indoor live music events.

‘LIVE AT THE RYMAN’ is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment Group with input from the company’s official wellness advisor, Vanderbilt Health, designed to responsibly welcome back a limited number of guests while also allowing fans from across the country and around the world to enjoy high-quality live performances from home.

The Ryman will strictly comply with operating plans developed in partnership with the Nashville Public Health Department and Vanderbilt Health that include socially distanced seating, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices.

Operating plans include:

  • Exclusive to 250 ticketed guests
  • Physically distanced in-venue “POD” seating, allowing groups of 2-6 people per POD (rendering available)
  • Mandatory masks for all guests, Ryman operations and production staff
  • Designated restrooms, entrance and exit points for main floor and balcony seating
  • No food or beverage service (complimentary bottled water will be available)
  • Temperature checks for all Ryman staff
  • Enhanced cleaning practices

In-venue tickets for Young begin at $89, which include an exclusive Hatch Show Print poster and in-person access to the artist Q&A prior to the show. Livestream ticket prices begin at $10 with VIP upgrades available for $40 (livestream ticket and virtual artist Q&A), $75 (livestream ticket, Hatch Show Print poster, series t-shirt and hat) and $95 (livestream ticket, virtual artist Q&A, autographed Hatch Show Print poster and series t-shirt). All merchandise is available for purchase in advance online to commemorate the landmark series.

In-venue and livestream tickets for the September 11 show are on sale now at 

Old Crow Medicine Show is set to perform September 18 with special guests including founding member Willie Watson, Molly Tuttle and Jim Lauderdale. In-venue audience tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 11 at 

Each concert in the series is produced by the same team that has produced the weekly Saturday live broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry since the early days of the pandemic when all events with a live audience were suspended. LIVE AT THE RYMAN uses the Mandolin livestream platform, giving fans at home access to a front row seat.

Nissan, Pickers Vodka, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation and Kohl’s & Caliville are proud supporters of LIVE AT THE RYMAN and Brett Young.

For complete LIVE AT THE RYMAN ticket information and additional details about the health and safety precautions the venue is taking, please visit ryman.com.

LIVE AT THE RYMAN Upcoming Dates:
September 11 – Brett Young
September 18 – Old Crow Medicine Show

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 DaughterThe 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 

Link to Ryman press kit: 
About Ryman Hospitality Properties
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a leading lodging and hospitality real estate investment trust that specializes in upscale convention center resorts and country music entertainment experiences. The Company’s core holdings* include a network of five of the top 10 largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States based on total indoor meeting space. These convention center resorts operate under the Gaylord Hotels brand and are managed by Marriott International. The Company also owns two adjacent ancillary hotels and a small number of attractions managed by Marriott International for a combined total of 10,110 rooms and more than 2.7 million square feet of total indoor and outdoor meeting space in top convention and leisure destinations across the country. The Company’s Entertainment segment includes a growing collection of iconic and emerging country music brands, including the Grand Ole Opry; Ryman Auditorium; WSM 650 AM; Ole Red and Circle, a country lifestyle media network the Company owns in a joint venture with Gray Television. The Company operates its Entertainment segment as part of a taxable REIT subsidiary.

*The Company is the sole owner of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center; and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is the majority owner and managing member of the joint venture that owns Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
About Brett Young:
Brett Young’s GOLD-certified TICKET TO L.A. (BMLG Records), debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart upon release and features back-to-back No. One hits he co-wrote — “Catch” and “Here Tonight.” His sophomore effort follows a PLATINUM self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks. Delivering six consecutive No. One hits with “In Case You Didn’t Know” (5X PLATINUM), “Mercy” (3X PLATINUM), “Sleep Without You” (PLATINUM), “Like I Loved You” (PLATINUM), “Here Tonight” (PLATINUM) and “Catch” (GOLD), Young was named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his “melodic craftsmanship” (Billboard). He has also garnered nominations from ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards as he continues to rack up nonstop hits as “one of country’s most consistent radio stars” (Rolling Stone). Young has amassed more than 4.1 billion streams of his catalog globally and has sold-out stops on his headlining THE CHAPTERS TOUR. For additional information, visit