Monthly Archives: July 2011
PR/Marketing interns should be actively enrolled in a university public relations, marketing, music business, communications, advertising or related program. The individual must possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, have the ability to undertake research and public relations writing assignments, and have the ability to interact professional with media and celebrities. Good judgement along with discretion is vital.
· Administrative duties such as filing, copying, faxing, phone duties, and running errands.
· Drafting basic marketing and public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fax sheets, and web copy.
· Maintenance of HatchShow print library, digital asset media library, and responsible for logging in new items and tracking items.
· Researches special projects including historical items.
· Carries out media activities (photo shoots, video shoots, red carpets, and press tours) and arrangements as outlined by department staff.
· Participates in meetings and brainstorming sessions.
· Perform street-team related tasks including, but not limited to, hanging posters, distributing flyers, etc.
· Education: Working toward Bachelor’s degree in related field (Music Business, Liberal Arts, Business and/or Communications).
· Experience: Previous experience in promotions, event planning, publicity, band management or PR is a plus. Qualified candidates must have experience with MS Word, Excel. Basic accounting skills preferred. Excellent writing skills and research skills are vital. A writing sample will be required. Must have reliable transportation.
This position is unpaid and for college credit only.
To apply please email your resume and a writing sample to ldupont (at) ryman (dot) com and apply via our online tool here.
Doc Watson Wraps Up Annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman Series On Thursday, July 28
This week, we wrap up our annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series with an evening with Doc Watson. The legendary Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner is widely known as one of the bluegrass greats. Recognized for his flatpicking and fingerpicking styles and range of genres from folk to gospel, Watson has won seven Grammy awards. He has also been inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
Americana Music Associations annual Honors & Awards program returns to the Ryman Oct. 13. Among the artists slated to appear are: Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Gregg Allman, Hayes Carll, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Secret Sisters & more. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. and are available here.
THE 2011 AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION HONORS AND AWARDS NOMINEES:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Band of Joy, Robert Plant
Welder, Elizabeth Cook
Harlem River Blues, Justin Townes Earle
Blessed, Lucinda Williams
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW/EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Civil Wars
Mumford And Sons
The Secret Sisters
Jessica Lea Mayfield
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Avett Brothers
The Civil Wars
Mumford And Sons
Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy
SONG OF THE YEAR
Decemberists with Gillian Welch- “Down By The Water”
Elizabeth Cook – “El Camino”
Hayes Carll – “Kmag Yoyo”
Justin Townes Earle – “Harlem River Blues”
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Memphis-born Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin returns to the Ryman stage Wednesday, October 19. Franklin, the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, always thrills audiences with her timeless performances of such iconic hits as “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Freeway of Love.” Tickets to see the eighteen-time Grammy winner go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10 am. Tickets are available here.
Rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt will bring his talents to the Ryman stage Sept. 10. Hiatt has released nearly twenty studio albums, his most recent, “The Open Road” was released last year. In 2008, Hiatt received the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award fro Songwriting. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, and Keith Urban.
Tickets for the Sept. 10 show go on sale Friday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. – click here to purchase.
Singer-songwriter and parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic will bring his show – complete with multiple costume changes and different personas – to the Ryman stage this fall. “Weird Al” built his successful music career through parodying songs of contemporary musical acts. The three-time Grammy winner has recorded more than 150 songs and sold over 120 million albums. His most recent release, “Alpocalypse”, came out in June of this year.
Tickets for the Sept. 30 show go on sale Friday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to purchase.
The Chicago rock band Wilco will release their eighth studio album “The Whole Love” on September 27 through their newly launched dBpm Records. It follows the band’s 2009 Grammy-nominated “Wilco (The Album)” and was recorded at the band’s Chicago recording studio The Loft. “The Whole Love” features twelve new tunes and is produced by Jeff Tweedy with Patrick Sansone and Tom Schick.
Coinciding with the album’s release will be the first leg of Wilco’s North American tour, including two nights on our historic stage October 1 and 2. Nick Lowe will open the show. Tickets are $40.00 and will be available online only here starting July 15 at Noon.
WILCO TICKET POLICY:
All ticket sales will be via internet only. There will be a strict 4-ticket per person limit for each show. Multiple orders are forbidden and violation of this policy will result in cancellation of orders.
Tickets for the gold circle and first four rows in the balcony will only be available for pick up at the Ryman box office the night of show. The credit card with which the tickets were purchased must be presented to pick up tickets. Name changes will not be permitted.
Tickets for seats outside of the Gold Circle and first four rows of the balcony will be mailed directly by Ticketmaster.
The Ryman box office will open at 6:00 p.m. each night and ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays entering the venue. Ticket holders will be asked to immediately enter the venue after picking up their tickets and there will be no exit and re-entry permitted.
Thanks for your cooperation and we’ll see you October 1 and 2!
British rocker and songwriter Elvis Costello will perform at the Ryman on Sept. 25 as part of his Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour. Audience participation will be heavy as Costello invites fans onstage to spin the game-show wheel featuring 40 song-titles, including hits, rarities, and unexpected covers. Costello has released over 30 studio albums and has charted numerous singles, including “Veronica” and “Radio Radio.” Costello was listed in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2004 “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at noon and are available here.
The Fray will headline the 2011 Concert for Cumberland Heights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Tuesday Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. via ryman.com, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50
The Fray, who recently recorded its third album in Nashville for release later this year, has earned rapid worldwide popularity with its hard-hitting, down to earth music and commanding stage presence. The group first gained the spotlight by recording the theme for “Grey’s Anatomy” and went on to produce such favorites as “How To Save A Life” and “You Found Me.” The Fray’s first two albums achieved Billboard 200 Album of the Year Chart recognition.
Cumberland Heights will feature a catered VIP pre-party beginning at 5:30 p.m. the night of the concert, available in a premium ticket package. The limited-number premium ticket package is available through Cumberland Heights for $200.00 and includes parking, the pre-concert party, and premium seating at the concert. All proceeds of the events go to the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Care at Cumberland Heights.