Iconic Venue Honored With Award for the Second Year in a Row.
NASHVILLE, TN (October 23, 2013) – Nashville’s most iconic landmark, Ryman Auditorium, has once again been named SRO Venue of the Year Presented by CMA. The presentation was made last evening in a special ceremony hosted by Kix Brooks as part of the annual IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) Awards. This marks the second year in a row the venerable venue has been honored with the industry award which is voted on by its peers. “We continue to be humbled and grateful for the support of the live entertainment industry. Our team works tirelessly to put on incredible shows in this amazing building,” said Sally Williams Ryman Auditorium General Manager. “We couldn’t do it without our industry partners who have honored us with this award.”
In addition to being the SRO Venue of the Year Presented by CMA, the Ryman is also the reigning Pollstar Theatre of the Year and ACM (Academy of Country Music) Venue of the Year. The venue was recently ranked twenty-first domestically and thirty-second internationally on the 2013 Pollstar Mid-Year Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Theatre Venues Chart.
Fall is one of the busiest seasons at the Ryman and the upcoming concert calendar includes: John Prine October 25 & 26, Alabama November 3 & 4, Straight No Chaser November 7, Iron and Wine November 10, Lynyrd Skynyrd November 11, Amos Lee November 13 & 14, Janelle Monáe November 17, ZZ Top November 21, Lee C. Camp & Friends November 24, Christmas 4 Kids featuring Charlie Daniels Band & Friends November 25, Martina McBride December 4, The Brian Setzer Orchestra December 8 & 9, Andrew Peterson December 11 & 12, Brendan Benson & Friends December 18, Old Crow Medicine Show December 30 & 31. The Ryman also plays host to Opry Country Classics on Thursday October 24 and 31 and welcomes the return of Opry at the Ryman Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays November 1, 2013 – January 25, 2014.
About Ryman AuditoriumA National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74, and was completely renovated in 1994. The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just has it has for over 120 years. The venue was voted the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Pollstar Theatre of the Year. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, and 650 AM WSM. For more information, visit ryman.com