This week at the Ryman: Sept. 10 – 14, 2012

This week starts the kick-off of the annual awards season at the Ryman with the Americana Honors and Awards on Wednesday, September 12. Performers and presenters this year include: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Punch Brothers, The Civil Wars, Booker T. Jones, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Wallflowers and more…

The annual Americana Music festival brings more than 100 official performances throughout Music City and last year more than 12,000 fans enjoyed the festival’s musical events. In addition, the conference will offer daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at venues around the city.  For more information, visit Americana Music’s website. Check your local listings, the event will also be carried live on AXS-TV.

Click here to enter to win a limited Hatch Show Print created especially for the event.

Other upcoming award shows this season include the Academy of Country Music Honors hosted by Dierks Bentley featuring Luke Bryan, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler and Dailey & Vincent on September 24 (tickets here) and the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on September 27 (more info here.)

We have two on sales happening this Friday, September 14 –  Chris Young (Nov. 15) and Ray LaMontagne (Nov. 29) both at 10:00 a.m.

November 15 will be Chris Young’s headlining debut at the Ryman.  Openers on the concert include Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith.  Young made the announcement about the show to his fans via YouTube.

Entertainment Weekly precisely predicted the baritone-voiced Chris Young to have a “long, lucrative future ahead of him” and by all indications, the predictions are true! The ACM Male Vocalist nominee and Middle Tennessee native has scored five consecutive #1 singles, including recent chart-toppers “Tomorrow” and “You,” and all of these are certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made nine national TV appearances since the release of his acclaimed third record, “NEON.”  Tickets and more information can be found here.

Also on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. we have Ray LaMontagne (Nov. 29). LaMontagne is a folk rock-style American singer-songwriter who has been compared by critics to The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley. He has cited Stephen Stills, Richard Manuel, and Rick Danko as his strongest musical influences since he began his career in 1999. LaMontagne has produced four successful albums, and his songs have been featured in many television shows and movies such as “Rescue Me,” “One Tree Hill,” “She’s The Man,” and “27 Dresses.” During his career, LaMontagne has won several awards, including a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and a Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Best New Touring Artist.

Tickets for Ray LaMontagne are available here.  Also, don’t forget to enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print created especially for this concert here.

The evening of Friday, September 14 the Ryman welcomes Metric. The band is on tour as their fifth full-length studio album, “Synthetica,” was released in June 2012. Metric has been on the cutting-edge of rock and roll since the independent, worldwide release of “Fantasies” when, without the help of a label, the band managed to earn multiple radio hits throughout the world. The album sold over one million singles and 500,000 albums. Since then, Metric songs have been featured in two major films, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Their newest album is true to the band’s sound with sonically futuristic vibes; it’s a creative culmination of music made by Metric in the last ten years. The album reads like a biography of the bands musical history, with tracks ranging from suspenseful story-telling in “Artificial Noctune” and “Synthetica” to examining the fraying social state in “Youth Without Youth.”

Tickets are still available here. Ticket buyers will receive a digital download of first single “Youth Without Youth” within a week of purchase. You can enter to win the exclusive Hatch Show Print here.

Quick preview of next week: Monday 09/17 Ben Folds Five, Tuesday 09/18 Grizzly Bear and 09/21 Umphrey’s McGee.  Check out a stream of the new Grizzly Bear album “Shields” on NPR.

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter @theryman for all the latest info – concert announcements, giveaways and more!

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Concert Announcement: Chris Young Nov. 15, 2012

Middle Tennessee native and country music star Chris Young gave his fans a special treat yesterday when he announced via exclusive video that he will make his first Nashville headlining appearance from the Mother Church of Country Music, the historic Ryman Auditorium, on November 15, 2012. The premiere headlining appearance, which includes special guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith, is the first stop on Chris’ upcoming Liquid Neon Tour and adds to an already stellar year of high profile TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the baritone-voiced singer. Thomas Rhett will open the show. Rhett’s self-titled debut EP hit #1 on iTunes Country Albums Chart.

 

 

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14th at 10AM Central and are available via the Ryman box office, ryman.com, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage. Born and raised in Murfreesboro, this momentous occasion holds a special place in the heart of this middle Tennessee native.

 

“The first time I set foot on the Ryman stage was an unbelievable experience,” says Young. “I am so grateful for the support of my hometown crowd all of these years and saying I can’t wait for this show is an obvious understatement.”

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Dead Can Dance Setlist Sept. 4, 2012

Dead Can Dance Setlist Sept. 4, 2012

  1. Children of the Sun
  2. Anabasis
  3. Rakim
  4. Kiko
  5. Lamma Bada
  6. Agape
  7. Amnesia
  8. Sanvean
  9. Nierika
  10. Opium
  11. The Host of Seraphim
  12. Ime Prezakias
  13. Now We Are Free
  14. All in Good Time
  15. The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
  16. Dreams Made Flesh  (This Mortal Coil cover)
  17. Song to the Siren  (Tim Buckley cover)
  18. Return of the She-King
  19. Rising of the Moon

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Concert Announcement: Ray LaMontagne Nov. 29, 2012

 

Ray LaMontagne returns to the Ryman November 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available through this link. LaMontagne is a folk rock-style American singer-songwriter who has been compared by critics to The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley. He has cited Stephen Stills, Richard Manuel, and Rick Danko as his strongest musical influences since he began his career in 1999. LaMontagne has produced four successful albums, and his songs have been featured in many television shows and movies such as “Rescue Me,” “One Tree Hill,” “She’s The Man,” and “27 Dresses.” During his career, LaMontagne has won several awards, including a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and a Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Best New Touring Artist.

Click here to enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print created especially for this show!

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New Ryman iPhone Case

Ryman Auditorium launched a new online store today that will improve the shopping experience for their virtual retail customers around the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fans of the famed Nashville venue will now be able to purchase Ryman collectables, t-shirts, Hatch Show Prints, iconic images from the Gillingham Collection, seat cushions and more. The new online store offers consumers an easier shopping experience than the previous online store and offers a wider variety of products. For the first time ever, customers will also be able to set up virtual “wish lists” to share with their family and friends.

Click the photo to purchase the Ryman iPhone case now.

One of the most exciting new products launching with the store is the iPhone case made by Nashville-based Griffin Technology, Inc for iPhone 4 and 4s. The sturdy plastic cover shows the Ryman as artists see it — looking out from the stage over the historic pews with the shimmering, iconic stained glass windows in the back. The case retails for $29.99. The initial limited edition run of iPhone cases will be exclusive to the online store. “Both companies the Ryman and Griffin — are full of music lovers, and we were excited to work together to bring this product to fans,” said Sally Williams, Ryman General Manager. “Having the Ryman on your iPhone case allows you to put the Mother Church in your pocket and keep it with you at all times.”

The perfect companion to the Ryman iPhone case is the Ryman mobile app available in the iTunes store!

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Meat Loaf: Setlist and Photos, August 29, 2012

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Meat Loaf Setlist 08/29/12

  1. Runnin’ for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)
  2. Dead Ringer for Love
  3. If It Ain’t Broke, Break It
  4. Stand in the Storm
  5. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  6. Living on the Outside
  7. Los Angeloser
  8. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
  9. The Giving Tree
  10. Mad Mad World
  11. Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
  12. Bat Out of Hell
    Encore:
  13. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
  14. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
  15. Boneyard/All Revved Up With No Place To Go

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B-52s Setlist and Photos

  1. Wig
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. Private Idaho
  4. Lava
  5. Give Me Back My Man
  6. Funplex
  7. Eyes Wide open
  8. Roam
  9. 52 Girls
  10. Love 3000
  11. Too Much
  12. Hot Corner
  13. Whammy Kiss
  14. Love Shack
    Encore:
  15. Planet Claire
  16. Rock Lobster

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