Ryman Auditorium

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Nashville TN, United States

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If the hallowed walls of the Ryman Auditorium could talk, the remarkable story they would tell is unmatched in entertainment history. Its construction is a tale of divine inspiration. In the 1880s, when prominent businessman and steamboat captain Thomas G. Ryman found salvation in the words of fiery evangelist Reverend Sam Jones, he vowed to build a great tabernacle that would project Rev. Jones’s voice clearly and powerfully for all to hear. Designed by architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson in the Late Victorian Gothic Revival style popular at the time, Tom Ryman’s vision became a reality with the completion of the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892. After his death in 1904, the Union Gospel Tabernacle would henceforth be known as the Ryman Auditorium in honor of the man who built the Nashville landmark.

As the largest structure in the area, the Ryman Auditorium soon became a popular place for community events, political rallies and popular turn-of the-century entertainment including operas, symphonies, bands, ballets and theatrical productions. In 1901, the Metropolitan Opera, for whom a stage was installed, put on special performances of Carmen and The Barber of Seville. Greats such as Ignacy Paderewski and Marian Anderson each performed five times at the Ryman during their long careers. John Philiip Sousa, Enrico Caruso, Ethel Barrymore, Roy Rogers, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Mae West and even president Theodore Roosevelt all graced the Ryman stage.

Contact Information

Address
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville TN 37219
United States
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Phone
(615) 889-3060
Web
www.ryman.com/

Past Events

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Sufjan StevensConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

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Saturday 24 October 2015
Jason Isbell with Special Guest Parker Milsap
Jason Isbell, Parker MillsapConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886
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Friday 23 October 2015
Jason Isbell with Special Guest Amanda Shires
Jason Isbell, Amanda ShiresConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886
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Friday 16 October 2015
Walk the MoonConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

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Wednesday 14 October 2015
Patty GriffinConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

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Sunday 11 October 2015
Brand New
Kevin Devine, Manchester OrchestraConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

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