Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and entertainment banking leader, SunTrust Bank, have launched A Year of Tickets sweepstakes. The huge sweepstakes offering is the first of its kind for the legendary venue which entered a multi-year partnership with SunTrust late last year.
A Year of Tickets sweepstakes gives music lovers the chance to enter-to-win a year of tickets to Ryman concerts via the Ryman's Facebook page. Entry couldn't be easier: first "like" both the Ryman and SunTrust Facebook pages and then fill out a simple entry form. For additional entries, fans can share the contest within the social network platform. For every referral entry, fans gain an additional chance at winning the grand prize. The sweepstakes runs now through March 12, 2014 with the lucky winner eligible for concert tickets of their choice between April 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015.
"This promotion is a fun and exciting way to introduce our partnership with SunTrust to the community," said Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium general manager. "Hosting the contest on Facebook makes it easy for fans to participate and share the opportunity to win this incredible prize with their music loving friends."
"This is an incredible opportunity for any music lover to hear some outstanding artists in an outstanding facility," said Rob McNeilly, SunTrust Regional President. "We can't think of a better way to kick-off our partnership with the Ryman as we combine our years of experience in serving the entertainment industry."
SunTrust provides support to the music industry through many organizations including: Academy of Country Music (ACM), Americana Music Association, Country Music Association (CMA), Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Association, SOLID, SOURCE, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, The Recording Academy (NARAS), Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB), Nashville Music Association, W.O. Smith School, Songs for Sound, SXSW, Hip Hop for Humanity, International Bluegrass Association, Leadership Music, Nashville Songwriters Conference, Nashville Songwriters Association International and others.
Ryman Auditorium continues to garner award and accolades as one of the premier music venues in North America. The venerable venue holds the current titles of Pollstar Theatre of the Year, SRO Venue of the Year Presented by CMA and ACM Venue of the Year. Known for its outstanding acoustics and intimate setting, musicians and fans alike agree that a concert at the Ryman is like no other.
Upcoming shows at the Ryman include: Texaco Country Showdown January 16, Jake Bugg February 1, Pixies February 2, Neutral Milk Hotel February 4, Citizen Twain February 6 & 7, Lewis Black February 8, Ira Glass February 15, Pat Metheny Unity Group February 16, Scotty McCreery February 18, Jennifer Nettles February 20, Steven Curtis Chapman February 22, Band of Horses March 5, Emblem3 March 7, Young The Giant March 11, The Sing-Off March 12, Bob Weir & RatDog March 15, The Moody Blues March 20, Crosby, Stills & Nash March 21, Pentatonix March 22, Gavin DeGraw March 26, Gabriel Iglesias March 28, Amy Schumer March 30, Santana April 23, Joe Bonamassa April 26, Local Natives April 30, A Prairie Home Companion May 10, Frankie Valli June 15, Lindsey Stirling June 28. The Grand Ole Opry is back at the Ryman for its annual winter residency every Friday and Saturday through January 25, 2014.