Celebrating 130 Years with More Music
& Experiences than ever before

Since 1892, Ryman Auditorium has been hallowed ground for artists, seekers, rebels and trailblazers that offers an experience and acoustics like no other. From Houdini to comedian Charlie Chaplin, Teddy Roosevelt to MLK, and from Dolly Parton to Lizzo, this stage has welcomed diverse acts and music of all genres, creating the ‘Soul of Nashville.’

What began as the Union Gospel Tabernacle constructed by steamboat Captain Thomas Ryman as a place where all could gather and worship, is now recognized as one of the best performance halls in the world, the stage where bluegrass was born, the ‘Mother Church of Country Music,’ and a place where both artists and fans come to experience that sacred, intimate something that one feels in their bones at this iconic landmark. Call it spiritual, call it mythical, call it the abundance of music, history and magic that happens every week from this stage.

We invite you to join us at the Mother Church as we celebrate our 130th anniversary this year with more residencies, shows, new tour experiences, events, giveaways and so much more!

“The greatest theatre in the world!”
– coldplay


Get ready for more curated shows in 2022 than ever before to celebrate our milestone with residencies from Dwight Yoakam, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Billy Strings, as well as shows from Trace Adkins, Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Yola, and many more to come.


Experience the history and music of the Ryman and our cherished stage on a daytime tour where you’ll take a journey through the past and present of music, artists and what makes the Mother Church the embodiment and spirit of Music City. Plus, stay tuned for new tour features coming in 2022.


Join us this year for more parties and events at the Ryman and on our PNC Plaza with shows, our annual Community Day, ticket giveaways, and so much more.

Listen to the songs and
artists that make the ryman
the soul of nashville

Listen to the songs and
artists that make the ryman
the soul of nashville


Don’t miss any updates on new shows, experiences and events all year long to celebrate the Ryman’s 130th anniversary. Sign up now for email alerts and check back for more information on what we’re doing to celebrate.

“You changed my life when I stepped on
your stage for the first time!”
– Taylor Swift