Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:30pm

The sounds of the holiday season return to the historic Ryman Auditorium, and fans around the world can now tune in to virtual concert experiences from their homes. This year’s festive calendar includes special performances from Casting Crowns, Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God, Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas, Michael W. Smith Christmas and Home Free’s Warmest Winter. Tickets for both the livestream and limited-capacity, in-venue experience are available now at
Ryman is offering tours with an exquisite photo-op on the plaza, where you can ‘step inside’ their giant snow globe – a great way to memorialize exploring the 128 years of inspiration and strength of the storied Nashville landmark.
You can also get into the holiday spirit with Mother Church-inspired ornaments with a festive coloring book, available for free 
Ryman Auditorium strictly complies with safety regulations that include socially distanced seating, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, and enhanced cleaning practices. For complete details, seating chart and more information about the safety precautions, please visit

Dec. 4 - 8 pm CST
Casting Crowns will perform at Ryman Auditorium for the first time this December for two nights. Thursday, December 3, will feature Casting Crowns hits. Friday, December 4, will feature Casting Crowns Christmas and hits. In-person tickets start at $89. Livestream available for $20.
ANDREW PETERSON - Behold the Lamb of God
Dec. 5 & 7 - 7 pm CST
Join storied Nashville singer-songwriter and author Andrew Peterson as he presents the Advent song cycle, Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. In-person tickets for Dec. 6 are sold out. In-person tickets begin at $77. Livestream available for $15.
ROBERT EARL KEEN - Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas
Dec. 10 - 8 pm CST
Come see what secrets Robert and his band have in store this holiday season at this family-friendly night of music. In-person tickets start at $89. Livestream available for $15.
Dec. 18 - 8 pm CST
Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dream; he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael’s storied career, he’s not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums, he’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started 
Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International. In-person tickets start at $89. Livestream available for $15.
Dec. 21 - 8 pm CST
All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 399.2+ MILLION views and over 1 MILLION subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country). Set to release November 6, WARMEST WINTER (Home Free Records), features 12 holiday staples and Home Free originals, all perfect for the festive season. This new project follows the acclaimed group’s DIVE BAR SAINTS album, which arrived at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart. Home Free’s extensive catalog spotlights six Top 10 albums, including TIMELESSFULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEERFULL OF CHEERCOUNTRY EVOLUTION, and their breakout debut CRAZY LIFE (2014). With praise rolling in from the likes of BillboardRolling StoneFOX & Friends and American Songwriter the extraordinary showmen have continued to build a loyal fanbase with their harmony-laden versions of hits by John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, The Oak Ridge Boys, and more. In-person tickets start at $89. Livestream available for $20.
WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 FIFTH AVENUE NORTH, NASHVILLE, TN 37219
Tickets on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
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