Friday, December 10, 2021 - 9:45am

Elle King, Bright Eyes, Walker Wheeler, Jr., “Weird Al” Yankovic and
RuPaul’s Drag Race at Ryman Auditorium

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Known around the globe as one of the best performance halls in the world, Ryman Auditorium celebrates all genres, backgrounds and people on its stage and in every pew with its diverse calendar, including recently announced shows from Elle King, Bright Eyes, Walker Wheeler Jr., “Weird Al” Yankovic and RuPaul’s Drag Race. See the full show calendar and purchase tickets at
February 28 at 7:30pm CST
Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King has enjoyed over 1.5 billion streams worldwide.  Her most recent single release has her reuniting with Miranda Lambert on the infectious collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” which debuted at No, 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Country Digital Song Sales Charts. Elle’s latest EP Elle King: In Isolation was released in summer of 2020 and is a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home in Los Angeles. Her debut album Love Stuff featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY  nominations and is certified 4x times Platinum.  The breakthrough single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. Her 2016 collaboration with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls,” also scored a No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts and won the CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year.” Her single “Shame,” featured on her second studio album Shake The Spirit marked King’s fourth radio No. 1 single and making Elle the only act in history to have scored No. 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Tickets start at $39.50
April 1 at 8pm CDT
From Conor Oberst’s early recordings in an Omaha basement in 1995 all the way up to 2020, Bright Eyes’ music tries to unravel the impossible tangles of dissent: personal and political, external and internal. The year 2020 was full of significant anniversaries for Bright Eyes. Fevers and Mirrors was released 20 years ago this May, while Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning both turned 15 in January. In 2011 the release of The People’s Key, Bright Eyes’ ninth and most recent album, ushered in an unofficial hiatus for the beloved project. Bright Eyes’ expansive catalog has traversed genre, sound, and countless players; unpolished demos or fuzzy folk, electrified rock or country twang. And while 2020 is a year of milestones for the band, it’s also the year Bright Eyes returns, newly signed to indie label Dead Oceans. Amidst the current overwhelming uncertainty and upheaval of global and personal worlds, Oberst, Mogis, and Walcott reunited under the moniker as both an escape from, and a confrontation of, trying times. Tickets start at $39. Bright Eyes has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to the 
LA Downtown Women’s Center
April 14 at 7:30pm CDT
Ladies and gentlemen, Wheeler Walker Jr. is coming out of retirement. Following the release of the highly anticipated Greatest Hits album, it’s easy to think Wheeler was ready to hang up his hat but Wheeler is back and more badass than ever. Alongside GRAMMY-award winning producer Dave Cobb, Wheeler has undoubtedly already contributed to the canon of country music. With no songs that the FCC would even allow on US airwaves, his 2016 debut hit the Billboard Country Chart at No. 9 and took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Comedy Chart.
Much to Nashville’s surprise, Walker’s first hit was no one-note joke. Wheeler Walker Jr.’s sophomore album, Ol’ Wheeler debuted again at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart for three consecutive weeks and at No. 5 on the Billboard Country Chart. Fans from across the country music spectrum continued to flock to Wheeler’s shows, welcoming his third record, WWIII, with open arms – debuting a third time at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart and sat at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart for a week. The legacy of Wheeler Walker, Jr. is still being written and will surely tell the tale of one of the best country artists to ever grace this earth. So go ahead and ignore him, but you’ll be remembered as being complicit in denying the world of the art it needs. Tickets start at $35. Please be advised this show contains explicit, adults-only content.
May 29 at 7:30pm CDT
Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time GRAMMY winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets start at $45.
August 9 at 7:30pm CDT
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022! An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly and all finalists from the upcoming 14th Season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1. Tickets start at $52. Please note lineup is subject to change.
WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 REP. JOHN LEWIS WAY N., NASHVILLE, TN 37219

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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
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