National Historic Landmark Celebrates 130th Anniversary This Year
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium was named Theatre of the Year for the 13th time at the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles. The win comes on the heels of the Ryman being named Pollstar’s No. 1 ranked theatre for concert ticket sales worldwide in Pollstar’s 2021 End of Year Sales Report.
Named one of the “10 Best Live Music Venues in America” by Rolling Stone magazine, the Ryman (2,362 capacity) was first recognized by Pollstar in 2003 as Theatre of the Year and has gone on to be recognized 13 times with Theatre of the Year awards. Other accolades include Venue of the Year nods from both the Academy of Country Music and the International Entertainment Buyers Association, and Venue of the Year presented by the Country Music Association.
Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium is holy ground for a number of music’s greats. A bucket list venue for many, the hallowed stage has seen the likes of Brandi Carlile, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, Harry Styles, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Patsy Cline, to name a few. The Ryman is known around the globe equally for its world-class acoustics and history-making contributions to the live music industry.
The Ryman will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a year-long celebration of its storied history, marking the milestone with more concerts and residencies this year than ever before, in addition to a special Ryman Community Day in May, an increase in pre-show and daytime events on PNC Plaza and new tour enhancements to be announced.
About Ryman Auditorium
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. A 13-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 the 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 underplay for many, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Lizzo, Mumford and Sons, Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, Wu Tang Clan, Coldplay, Michelle Obama and Little Big Town 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.