RYMAN AUDITORIUM NOMINATED FOR THEATRE OF THE YEAR BY POLLSTAR MAGAZINE
The venerable venue has held the title for the last two years.
NASHVILLE, TN (November 12, 2012) - Nominations were announced Friday for Pollstar Magazine's 24th annual Concert Industry Awards to be held February 7, 2013 at Club Nokia L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Among the nominees for Theatre of the Year is Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium, which has held the honor for the past two years. Other nominees in the category include Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theatre (Austin, Texas), Beacon Theatre (New York, New York), Fox Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia), Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles, California) and Radio City Music Hall (New York, New York.) Now in its 120th year, the Ryman has been named Theatre of the Year four times previously. The Ryman was recently ranked nineteenth domestically and twenty-fifth internationally by Pollstar Magazine based on year-to-date ticket sales in the Theatre category. Voting started on Friday, November 9, and is open until Thursday, December 20, 2012 for PollstarPro members.
The historic venue also was recently named SRO Venue of the Year presented by the Country Music Association and General Manager Sally Williams was named Venue Executive of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association. "We strive to bring the best from every genre to play the Ryman stage. Recognition on this level from our peers validates our hard work and honors the Ryman's 120-year history as the cultural epicenter of Nashville," said Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium General Manager. "We like to say that at the Ryman we make history 'one night at time,' and we're grateful to our colleagues in the industry who help us do that."
In 2012, the Ryman hosted acts ranging from family entertainment with The Fresh Beat Band to classic artists such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, Glenn Campbell and Ringo Starr. We also hosted bands such as The Jack White Band, Mumford and Sons for a three-night residency, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Snow Patrol.
Upcoming concerts at the Ryman include Chris Young November 15, Tokens: The Welcome Table November 18, Charlie Daniels Band & Friends November 19, Ray LaMontagne November 29, Skaggs Family Christmas December 6, The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza December 9, Straight No Chaser December 13, Andrew Peterson December 16 and 17, Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman December 18, 19 and 20, Old Crow Medicine Show December 31, Brian Regan January 13, Morrissey January 21, Ed Sheeran January 22, Keane January 23, Morrissey January 29, The xx January 31 and The Pajanimals March 30. As is tradition, The Grand Ole Opry has also returned to the Ryman for its annual winter run again this year. The show runs every Tuesday through December 4 and every Friday and Saturday through January 26.
About Ryman Auditorium A 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 and 2011 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