Tag: Ryman Auditorium

Kentucky and Tennessee: Sizzling in the South

BIG BAND MUSIC: Chicago’s Mucca Pazza instrumental music and performance ensemble performs at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. (Chronicle Cinema) States’ venues fill seats for diverse entertainment THE CIRCUIT A quick two-state tour of some of the region’s top-performing venues FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. Jeff Olson, booking director How did you do last year? FedEx Forum had a great year in 2019! We had one of our best years for concerts with many headlining acts.    Big shows Justin Timberlake, Jan. 12; Panic! at the Disco, Feb. 6; Kiss, Feb. 23; Twenty One Pilots, June 26; Chris Stapleton, Oct. 5; Bob Seger , Oct. 12; Elton John, Oct. 30; and Ariana Grande, Dec. 7. Changes FedEx Forum is completing a new roof project to the venue. We also have renovated several of our restaurants and club areas.    What went right The University of Memphis men’s basketball team had a great […]

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Green Room: September 2019

NS2 marketing coordinator Jordyn Rothman and comedy talent buyer Lisa Roberts, and two oranges, welcome Chelsea Handler to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. (Courtesy NS2)   Nederlander Concerts presented The Avett Brothers with custom Vina Robles wine before the band played to a full house at the Vina Robles Amphitheater in California. With the band is Ken Scher, executive vice president of talent for Nederlander Concerts, winery owner Hans R. Michele and Paul Leatherman, the venue’s general manager. (Cindy Huang)   Prior to his show at Tampa’s Amalie Arena, Lionel Richie signed a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey for the Lightning Foundation. Pictured are Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment’s Joe Maury, Alyssa Mason, Richie, Samantha Diaz and AEG Presents’ John Valentino. (Scott Audette)

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Ryman Lands Third Major Award of ’19

Caylee Hammack performs Wednesday during the ACM Honors show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. (Getty Images) Nashville building named small capacity venue of the year by Academy of Country Music Ryman Auditorium was named small capacity venue of the year by the Academy of Country Music, giving the legendary Nashville room its third major award in the category this year in addition to honors bestowed at the Country Music Association Awards and Pollstar Awards. The 13th Annual ACM Honors were awarded Wednesday, coincidently, at the 2,362-capacity Ryman, recognizing special and off-camera category winners from the 54th ACM Awards. The event featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Brooks & Dunn and Martina McBride (ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award), Gayle Holcomb (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Miranda Lambert (ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award), Kacey Musgraves (ACM Jim Reeves International Award), Rodney Crowell, Kye […]

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