Vince Gill to Celebrate Ryman Auditorium’s 130th Anniversary With a Four-Night Residency

Vince Gill; Photo by John Shearer
Vince Gill; Photo by John Shearer
Vince Gill; Photo by John Shearer

Country music legend Vince Gill is coming to the Ryman Auditorium for a four-night residency to help celebrate the iconic venue’s 130th anniversary.

With support from special guest Wendy Moten, Gill’s Ryman residency will act as his first solo show at the Mother Church since his 2007 back-to-back sold-out shows. Tickets for the concerts, taking place August 4-7th, go on sale Friday, May 6th, at 10 A.M. Central Time at ryman.com.

“Of all the great concert halls in America and throughout the world, the Ryman is by far my favorite,” Gill shares. “I knew it was a unique venue the first time I set foot on the stage over 30 years ago. It was just me and an acoustic guitar and to this day that moment was like nothing I’ve ever experienced.”

Gill has graced the Ryman stage with his wife Amy Grant during their annual “Christmas at the Ryman’ shows and have also made appearances at the annual Bluegrass Nights series.

Vince Gill; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Vince Gill; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Gill is not the only star to celebrate the anniversary of the Mother Church – more residencies and concerts than ever before, daytime tour experiences, and community events to honor the historic venue will all be announced soon.

“To have Vince be a part of our 130th-anniversary year with a four-night Ryman Residency is so incredibly fitting and such an honor,” states Chrissy Hall, Director of Concerts for Ryman Auditorium. “He has a deep love for the building and the magic that happens here. We are beyond excited to welcome him back to the Ryman stage for such a historic milestone.”

With its concert debut on May 4, 1982, the Ryman Auditorium has become a home to artists of all genres. The stage has featured Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Lizzo and Harry Styles, along with President Theodore Roosevelt and famed magician Harry Houdini.

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