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This week at the Ryman, July 23-27, 2012

This Tuesday, July 24,  The Cupcake Collection will be parked outside the Ryman Auditorium collecting school supplies and selling cupcakes. The Cupcake Bus will be here starting at 11:00 am and all school supplies donations are welcome. Find out more on their website.

Thursday is the final night in the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman season, and it closes out with Ricky Skaggs. 2012 marks the 53rd year since Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin, and this fourteen-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.


Prior to the concert, the Ryman will host a special exhibit of Skaggs’s photography. An avid photographer, Skaggs recently hosted his third exhibit in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Skaggs captures sweeping landscapes and the reality of small town America on his Nikkon D3 using Nikkor lenses. Prints from the exhibit will also be available for sale. It’s fitting that Skaggs’s first photography exhibit in Nashville will be at the Ryman given his long and storied history with the Nashville icon. Skaggs will be available to sign artwork and additional merchandise items for fans approximately fifteen minutes after the end of the concert. Artwork and merchandise will be displayed in the upper area of the Ryman starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are only $26.50 and are available here.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is preceded by Pucketts “Pickin’ on the Plaza” featuring A Step Ahead from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The free plaza show takes place just outside the main entrance near the statue of Captain Tom G. Ryman. Pucketts Grocery’s food turck, Trolley Parton, will also be on the plaza starting at 5:00 p.m.

On Friday , July 27 at 10:00 a.m., tickets go on sale for Ben Folds Five, who will play the Ryman on Monday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available here. Ben Folds Five began as an alternative rock trio from North Carolina in 1993, quickly gaining huge success in the alternative, indie, and pop music scenes. The band is most noted for the hit single “Brick” from the 1997 album “Whatever and Ever Amen.” Unfortunately, the group disbanded in October of 2000 under amicable circumstances. However, in the summer of 2011, the original members of Ben Folds Five (Ben Folds, Darren Jessee, Robert Sledge) got back together to record three new songs for a career retrospective 3-CD set released in October of last year. The group enjoyed recording together again so much that they decided to record a full new album at Ben’s Nashville studio earlier this year. On June 28th 2012, Ben announced at a performance that the record was finished. This fall, the original Ben Folds Five will embark on a worldwide tour for the first time since the summer of 2000. Enter to win the Hatch Show Print here.

Rock legends, Crosby Stills and Nash will perform on the Ryman stage this Friday, July 27, at 8:00 p.m. More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each member as individual solo artists. CSN will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Summer Tour to charity. In addition, special benefit seats will be available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund. VIP packages are also available at Tickets are still available here. You can also enter to win an exclusive Hatch Show Print created for the Crosby, Stills and Nash show here.

On Sunday, July 29, Creed comes to the Ryman Auditorium to perform the band’s first two albums, “My Own Prison” and “Human Clay” in their entirety. This year marks the 15th anniversary of “My Own Prison,” the band’s debut album released in 1997 that has sold over 6 million copies. The follow-up, 1999’s “Human Clay,” has been certified Diamond for sales in excess of 11 million copies. Since their formation in 1995, Tallahassee natives Scott Stapp (vocals), Mark Tremonti (guitar), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums), better known as Creed, have gone on to be one of the most successful bands in rock history; selling close to thirty-five million albums and millions of concert tickets. The songwriting team of Stapp and Tremonti are considered one of the most prolific in rock history. The band was voted Favorite Group in 2003 on the People’s Choice Awards and has won numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and others including the Grammy Award for best Rock Song in 2001 for “With Arms Wide Open.” You can get tickets to the show here and enter for a chance to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print by clicking here.


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Death Cab For Cutie Setlist July 17, 2012

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Death Cab for Cutie Setlist Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, USA 2012

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This week at the Ryman: July 16-20, 2012

We’ve got quite a week planned here at the Ryman this week! We’re kicking off on Tuesday with the return of Fiona Apple. Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996’s Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a GRAMMY for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the album’s singles, “Criminal.” When the Pawn…followed in 1999, and was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “the work of an original.” Extraordinary Machine debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 and appeared on numerous critics’ best-of-2005 lists.

On Wednesday, we’re thrilled to have Jackson Browne with guest Sarah Watkins take our historic stage. Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE),, and Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles. Tickets are available here.

Enter to win a limited Jackson Brown Hatch Show Print!

Thursday we have the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman continues July 12 with Dailey & Vincent! Tickets are only $26.50 and are available here.

Dailey & Vincent is made up of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, two exceptionally talented and experienced bluegrass musicians. Many music lovers may know Jamie Dailey as a former member of Doyle Lawson & Quiksilver and Darrin Vincent as a former member of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, both award-winning and infamous bands in the bluegrass genre. Dailey & Vincent first released their debut album in 2008, and since then, they have quickly become extraordinarily successful. The same year their debut album was released, the group took home an astounding seven IBMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year.

It’s no surprise Dailey & Vincent have seemingly become kings of bluegrass overnight: their musical ability and style is stunning. Dailey & Vincent’s distinctive lyrics and sweeping melodies set them apart in their respective genre, and the band musically pushes the bluegrass envelope to include elements of gospel, traditional country, and folk. Their songs also feature dense harmonies ranging from low Bass parts to Jamie Dailey’s flawless tenor lead, creating an interlocking wall of sound. From bluegrass tunes like “Head Hung Down” played at breakneck speed to moving ballads like “On the Other Side,” Dailey & Vincent is sure to enchant any bluegrass lover. The Ryman Auditorium is pleased to welcome Dailey & Vincent back to the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Series this year. Tickets are only $26.50 and are available here.

Thursday we also have two pre-sales going on for upcoming shows. First up is Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza on December 9. Brian Setzer, the original energetic front man to The Stray Cats, will bring his jazz orchestra to the Ryman this holiday season for a Christmas Extravaganza. After much success in the rockabilly scene in the late ’80s, Setzer moved on to form a big band style jazz orchestra in the 1990s. The band has toured and produced several Christmas-themed tracks since then and returns to the Ryman this winter to spread a little holiday cheer. Expect to hear a mix of unique takes on Christmas classics, upbeat big band hits, and some original Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra pre-sale runs Thursday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Use the code “santa”. Tickets can be purchased here. Remember, pre-sales are only a limited number of tickets for each concert. The full on sale begins on Friday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Also on Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. will be a pre-sale for Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the Ryman on November 5. Code is “empires” and tickets are available here.

This will be Gallagher’s fourth USA touring visit within the last 12 months, having performed at Coachella Festival in April, as well as double sell out shows in Los Angeles and New York.
Along with a selection of classic Oasis songs, NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS set will include songs from their self-titled debut album which was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2011. The album is co-produced by Noel Gallagher and the LA based David Sardy. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds was released in the U.K. on October 18, 2011 and went straight to the #1 spot achieving Platinum status within its first 3 weeks of release. It ranks among the highest selling debut albums of 2011 and still features high up in the UK album charts some 9 months after it’s release.

Upon release in the States on November 8th, 2011 through Sour Mash/Mercury Records the album received rave reviews with Entertainment Weekly noting “”If there is a prize for comeback of the year at the Grammy’s, this years’ prize would almost certainly go to the former Oasis cornerstone Noel Gallagher.”

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated UK band Snow Patrol, which sold out their previous two Ryman shows, launched 2012 with a Top 5 Soundscan debut for their new [sixth] studio album Fallen Empires, and entered the Billboard 200 albums chart as well. Fallen Empires went straight to #1 at iTunes – was bookended by live performances on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman , followed the same night with a full-length concert on the ground-breaking Live on Letterman webcast concert series), The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show.

Remember, pre-sales are only a limited number of tickets for each concert. The full on sale begins on Friday, July 20 at Noon. Click here to enter to win a special limited edition poster created especially for this concert.

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Fiona Apple July 13, 2012 Setlist

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Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman: Rhonda Vincent July 12, 2012

Rhonda Vincent is an award-winning bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Famously crowned “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal. In 2010, she released her album “Taken,” which she released on her own label. While amazingly independent, she is proud to acknowledge the contributions of her longtime band The Rage consisting of Hunter Berry, Mickey Harris, Ben Helson, and Aaron McDaris, as well as her collaborations with artists such as Dolly Parton, Richard Marx, and Next Big Thing. Rhonda Vincent and The Rage have over 70 awards to their name, with honors including an IBMA Entertainer of the Year award and an astounding seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards. Vincent is an incredibly talented, self-motivated, independent woman who is seemingly taking over bluegrass, one song at a time.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, made up of Joe Mullins, Adam McIntosh, Tim Kidd, Evan McGregor, and Mike Terry, feature a charismatic blend of country, gospel, and bluegrass. From slow country ballads to bluegrass instrumentals at breakneck tempos to dense harmonies reminiscent of old gospel music, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will leave you absolutely stunned. Before working with The Radio Ramblers, Joe Mullins performed with the band Longview, earning Song of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year awards from the IBMA. He also took home the IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year award in 2001 for his banjo work on Rebel Records’ “Knee Deep in Bluegrass.” Mullins owns a number of Ohio radio networks featuring Bluegrass and Gospel music. He has been nominated for 2010 SPBGMA for Broadcaster and Promoter of the Year, and one of his stations, WBZI, was nominated for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year. When it comes to both knowing and performing great Bluegrass music, no one appears to do it better than Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.

Rhonda Vincent and Joe Mullin and the Radio Ramblers will play Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman on Thursday, July 12. For more information and to purchase ticket click here.

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Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Setlist and Photos July 7, 2012

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