With over 50 years in entertainment, iconic GRAMMY award winners Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, October 17 at 7:30pm CDT. Tickets start at $40.50 and are on sale now at ryman.com.
Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. 2020 marked a year-long celebration of their 50th anniversary in entertainment that has taken them all around the globe playing sold out concerts. In 2019 their contributions to arts and culture was acknowledged in Washington DC with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery also awarded Earth, Wind & Fire with its Portrait of a Nation Prize.
In 1969, music legend Maurice White birthed the music force named after the elements from his very own astrological charts. With soul as deep as the plant, Earth, Wind & Fire charted a history that will live on forever.
They’ve scored eight number one hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They’ve released 23 albums. Eight of those albums went Double Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. They’ve won an impressive nine Grammy Awards including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting impact on popular music.
For their record-breaking success, they’ve also been awarded with Lifetime Achievement honors from ASCAP, NAACP, BET, and have star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their reach extends to heads of state. They have been invited to perform for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who said in an interview with Rolling Stone that Earth, Wind & Fire was a “rhythm and blues and pop staple.”
With timeless songs and commitment to spreading positivity, Earth, Wind & Fire has consistently made music that has bridged the gap among all generations and nationalities. With a sound that blends funk, jazz, pop, soul, and R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire launched a musical genre that can’t be confined to a specific label except their own. From the funky and infectious “Let’s Groove” to the timeless dance classic “September” to the heartfelt “Reasons,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s catalog of hits has become the soundtrack to many lives; now, then and forever.
March 1, 2022 at 7:30pm CST
ANCIENT DREAMS IN A MODERN LAND marks MARINA’s fifth studio album and first full-length release since 2019’s acclaimed LOVE + FEAR. The self-penned new album also sees MARINA co-producing six tracks alongside songwriter/producer James Flanigan (Dua Lipa, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hayley Kiyoko) and GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer/multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day, Bat For Lashes, Hinds). With over 2.3 billion worldwide streams and over 660 million video views, MARINA is an award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter who burst onto the scene in 2009. MARINA has since released four Top 10 albums including 2010’s gold certified THE FAMILY JEWELS, 2012’s ELECTRA HEART (which debuted at #1 on the UK’s Official Charts), and 2015’s FROOT, which reached #1 on the iTunes ‘Top Albums’ chart in a range of countries including the US, the UK, Argentina, and more. MARINA’s most recent album, 2019’s LOVE + FEAR, debuted among the Top 5 in the UK and in the Top 10 on the US Albums chart. All four albums were accompanied by global sell-out headline tours featuring shows at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London’s famed Roundhouse and London Palladium, Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, and New York City’s Terminal 5. MARINA has also performed at a number of world renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Governors Ball. A socially engaged artist, MARINA has given a powerful address at the Oxford Union and boasts an incredibly passionate global fan base with an online following in excess of 7M. Tickets start at $29.50 and go on sale next Friday, June 18 at 10am CT.
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1 FOR SINBAD: THE BAD ASS COMEDY SHOW
June 14 at 7pm CDT
The 2021 Nashville Comedy Festival continues to get BIGGER and ‘BADDER’ with the addition of 1 For Sinbad: The Bad Ass Comedy Show on June 14 at Ryman Auditorium—a benefit event featuring some of the top comedians in the industry live on stage as Sinbad’s friends and fans come together to support his road to recovery after suffering a stroke in November 2020. The star-studded lineup includes Arnez J., Bruce Bruce, DL Hughley, Earthquake, Faizon Love, J. Anthony Brown, Lavell Crawford and more special guests to be announced! Check out NashComedyFest.com to learn more. Tickets start at $59.75.
July 24 at 8pm CDT
Although born in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Dave Barnes spent most of his childhood in Mississippi, where he formed an early attachment to hip-hop but was also exposed to classic soul, blues, and R&B by his parents. He later enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University and began writing songs for other artists. After earning a degree in recording industry management, Barnes moved to Nashville and gravitated toward the city’s acoustic folk scene. The desire to make more groove-oriented music convinced him to assemble a full band: Justin Rosolino on guitar, Matt Mangano on bass, Ben Shive on keyboards, and Josh Robinson on drums. Barnes’ soulful pop songs won him the support of artists like John Mayer, while the spiritual tone of his lyrics earned some support from the Christian music scene. He remained on Aware‘s roster for two albums — 2004’s Brother, Bring the Sun and 2006’s Chasing Mississippi, both produced by Ed Cash — before moving to Razor & Tie for 2008’s Me and You and the World and 2010’s What We Want, What We Get. The latter album became a surprise Christian hit, debuting in the Top Five on the Christian charts thanks in part to the single “God Gave Me You.” A year later, Blake Shelton recorded “God Gave Me You” on his Red River Blue album and his version topped the country chart, earning Barnes a Grammy nomination in the process. Tickets start at $30.
July 26 at 7:30pm CDT
Whiskey Jam has been a Music City institution & rite of passage for artists & audiences alike for over 10 years. What started as an in-the-know jam session for touring artists with a night off quickly turned into a weekly phenomenon, with a who’s-who of Music Row both onstage & in the crowd every Monday night. Along the way, the artists & writers that have played at Whiskey Jam have amassed over 300 number 1 songs, 120 ACM & CMA awards, and 2 dozen Grammys. In honor of the 10-year milestone, Whiskey Jam is moving its Monday night show for the first time ever. One night only at the most iconic venue in Nashville, with an all-star lineup, band & special guests. Following their longtime slogan of good music for good people, this will be a night to remember for another decade to come. Tickets start at $27.
July 28 at 7:30pm CDT
When King Crimson returns to action this July, it will be the seventh year that the band has toured since returning to performing live in 2014, a run only interrupted by the lockdown in 2020. In that time, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself, something Robert Fripp noted after the band’s performance in Pompeii, Italy’s famous amphitheater: “In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples; KC moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band’s position in the world has changed level.” The band’s shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many songs from their seminal 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend as an “uncanny masterpiece.” The 7-piece line-up play many historic pieces, which Crimson has never previously played live, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written.” There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. A unique show, where seven of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment. Tickets go on sale today, June 11 at 12pm CT and start at $55.
August 1 at 7:30pm CDT
Squeeze first formed in 1973, shortly after Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had begun their songwriting partnership, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave. Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo Chris and Glenn reunited ten years ago to relaunch Squeeze and have been touring, writing and recording together since. 2015 saw the release of the critically acclaimed Cradle to the Grave which was written as a soundtrack to Danny Baker’s BBC TV sitcom Cradle To Grave (starring Peter Kay). This album marked the complete and, frankly, triumphant reintegration of the masterful songwriting axis of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, in a beautifully-observed series of fond vignettes about childhood, growing up and the absurdities of the ride through life we’re all on. The band has long been a captivating live act, and in 2016 they triumphed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with The Guardian saying they “[went] down a storm… Squeeze’s success is a pretty infectious thing” and Acoustic magazine concluding that “they don’t have the bombastic hype of headliners Coldplay, but they have the songcraft and lyrical majesty to leave the headliners in the dust which they duly did.” The band also hit the headlines around the world in 2016 when appearing on the BBC’s current affairs show The Andrew Marr Show alongside fellow guest former Prime Minister David Cameron. On the spur of the moment Glenn Tilbrook decided to protest about government policy and deliberately changed the final couplet of the band’s song “Cradle To The Grave.” The incident sparked off a social media storm with 17000 people tweeting about it. Tickets start at $39.50.
September 28 at 7:30pm CDT (Second Show Added)
On their 16th studio album, Indigo Girls tell their origin story. Look Long is a stirring and eclectic collection of songs that finds the duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers reunited with their strongest backing band to date as they chronicle their personal upbringings with more specificity and focus than they have on any previous song-cycle. “We’re fallible creatures shaped by the physics of life,” says Saliers. “We’re shaped by our past; what makes us who we are? And why?” Produced by John Reynolds (Sinéad O’Connor, Damien Dempsey) and recorded in the countryside outside Bath, England at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, these eleven songs have a tender, revealing motion to them, as if they’re feeding into a Super 8 film projector, illuminating a darkened living room. Released in 1989, Indigo Girls’ eponymous major label debut sold over two million units under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history. Over a thirty-five-year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the Grammy-winning duo has recorded sixteen studio albums (seven gold, four platinum, one double platinum), sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following. Jubilant crowd singalongs that often overpower the band itself are a trademark of Indigo Girls concerts. With the highly anticipated return of live music, soon the night sky over amphitheaters all across the country will fill once again with those collective voices raised in song. The phenomenon epitomizes the sense of belonging and celebration that Indigo Girls’ music radiates. As one bar band once put it, “We go to the doctor, we go to the mountains…we go to the Bible, we go through the work out.” For millions, they go to Indigo Girls. Tickets start at $32.50.
October 8 at 8pm CDT and October 9 at 8pm CDT
Joe Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians, the set list for this show which will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa has shattered all expectations with 24 #1Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). Bonamassa’s career in the music industry has built steadily over the years and is only gaining more momentum. Tickets start at $81.
June 12 - Sebastian Maniscalco (2 Shows)
June 13 - Leanne Morgan
June 16 - David Spade
June 18 - Cody Johnson (Sold Out)
June 19 - Cody Johnson (Sold Out)
June 21 - Celtic Throne
June 23 - Jo Koy
July 1 - BLUEGRASS NIGHTS: Ricky Skaggs
July 8 - BLUEGRASS NIGHTS: Rhonda Vincent
July 10 - Bert Kreischer (2 Shows)
July 14 - School of Rock
July 22 - BLUEGRASS NIGHTS: Dailey & Vincent
August 3 - Lee Brice: Concert for Cumberland Heights
August 4 - Happy Together Tour 2021
August 6 - Randy Rogers Band
August 8 - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
August 12 - The Lone Bellow
August 15 - Bill Maher
August 18 - Foreigner
August 26 - Ashley McBryde
August 27 - Ashley McBryde
August 30 - Steve Earle & The Dukes and Los Lobos
September 1 - The Cadillac Three
September 2 - The Cadillac Three
September 3 - Watchhouse (Formerly Mandolin Orange)
September 4 - Watchhouse (Formerly Mandolin Orange)
September 8 - Parker McCollum
September 10 - Whiskey Myers
September 11 - Whiskey Myers
September 12 - Clint Black
September 15 - Alan Parsons Live Project
September 17 - Jelly Roll
September 18 - Kathleen Madigan
September 20 - Big Thief
September 24 - Todd Snider with Special Guest Jack Ingram
September 25 - Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
September 26 - Jeanne Robertson
September 28 - Indigo Girls
September 29 - Lucero
September 30 - Indigo Girls
October 1 - John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band
October 2 - Dawes
October 6 - You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life and Songs of John Prine
October 7 - You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life and Songs of John Prine
October 10 - Mitchell Tenpenny
October 11 - Boz Scaggs
October 24 - Steve Martin & Martin Short (Grand Ole Opry House)
October 27 - Coin
October 28 - Nate Bargatze
October 31 - All Them Witches
November 5 - Dashboard Confessional
November 6 - Caamp
November 7 - Ruston Kelly (Sold Out)
November 8 - Ruston Kelly
November 10 - Crowder
November 12 - Anderson East
November 16 - Straight No Chaser
November 28 - Zach Williams
December 1 - Midland
December 2 - Midland
December 3 - The Mavericks
December 4 - The Mavericks
December 7 - Home Free
December 11 - Sarah Brightman
December 13-22 - Amy Grant & Vince Gill (Multiple Shows)
December 15 - Chicago (Grand Ole Opry House)
December 17 - Rickey Smiley & Friends
December 19 - For King & Country (Grand Ole Opry House)
January 6 - STYX
January 15 - Tom Segura (2 Shows)
January 16 - Tom Segura (2 Shows)
January 23 - Tyler Henry - Hollywood Medium
February 8 - Louis Tomlinson
February 11 - Iliza
February 13 - dodie
February 16 - Beth Hart
February 20 - The Temptations and The Four Tops
March 3 - Yola
March 18 - Brian Regan
April 4 - KALEO
April 7 - Disney Princess: The Concert (Grand Ole Opry House)
May 11 - LP
WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 FIFTH AVENUE NORTH, NASHVILLE, TN 37219
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 or to purchase tickets, please visit ryman.com.
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.