If these walls could talk, they’d sing.
Now yours can, too.
As Ryman Auditorium celebrates 125 years of inspiration in 2017, legendary letterpress shop Hatch Show Print has designed twelve exclusive showbill-style posters commemorating more than a century of inspiration, transformation and music heritage at the Ryman. Each month in 2017, a new poster design will be released for limited edition purchase. Like most Hatch prints, these posters won’t be reproduced, making them collector’s items almost instantly.
Each poster in the collection is inspired by a different facet of the Ryman’s colorful past: its rich entertainment history, its iconic architectural details and its famous origins as a house of worship. Established by Captain Thomas G. Ryman following a lively 1885 tent revival, the Union Gospel Tabernacle was built on inspiration; as it welcomed acts of all kinds as Ryman Auditorium, it became the anchor of the city’s exploding entertainment scene. When the Grand Ole Opry took up residence on its stage for more than three decades, the Ryman became the epicenter for a decidedly American sound and energy and still serves today as the undisputed home of country music. Following decades of neglect and disrepair, its state-of-the-art renovation and resurrection shines as an example of the Nashville music community’s ability to rally around its own Mother Church.
Hatch Show Print and Ryman Auditorium have a century-long relationship that is cemented in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Founded six years before Thomas G. Ryman found his soul stirred at that infamous tent revival, the company has created unique posters for nearly every show at the Ryman, from Bill Monroe to the Pixies. The style of a Hatch Print is unmistakable; each print is an individual work of art created using the same letterpress technique today that the Hatch bothers used back in 1879.
Don’t miss your chance to own a collectible piece of American music history every month in 2017.