On June 14 in 1994, Bill Monroe and Alison Krauss took to the very stage where Bluegrass was born to kick off the first Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. The tradition started by The Father of Bluegrass continues this summer with an impressive lineup of who’s who in the Bluegrass genre. Tickets are $26.50 per show, on sale now and available here.
Springer Mountain Farms has June and July at the world famous Ryman Auditorium packed with Thursday night bluegrass as they once again present Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. This annual fare of bluegrass music is just the thing to make summers hotter than ever. This year, the lineup if fully loaded with some of the finest in the genre.
Vince Gill and Sarah Jorosz kick off the series June 21st at 7:30 PM. Vince has been a regular on the series and with his long list of achievements in many styles, this is sure to be a top act and a fine way to start off the Thursday evening concerts. He holds 18 Country Music Association Awards 20 Grammys in the new issue of People Magazine, These Days was just named one of The 10 Best Albums of the Century.
Sarah Jarosz has as rich a skill set as anybody in acoustic music. She plays, not just one instrument, but enough of them to be a one-woman string band: mandolin, octave mandolin, clawhammer banjo and guitar. She sings – in supple tones that transcend the boundaries between folk and pop – and she writes – old-timey ballads and modern singer-songwriter ruminations alike.
Chris Thile & Michael Daves and The Boxcars are the artists scheduled to light up the stage the following week on June 28th. Thile and Daves have been getting rave reviews for their unique artistic melding of mandolin and guitar.
The Boxcars join Chris Thile and Michael Daves to round out an oustanding bluegrass performance. The Boxcars are comprised of bluegrass music's finest artists instrumentally and vocally. All members are well honed in bluegrass. You won't find any better than this!
On July 5th, Bluegrass at the Ryman presents The Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers and The Roys. This triple concert presentation will most likely sell out early. The Steep Canyon Rangers spent a year touring with Steve Martin and are now proving that they can stand on their own.
The Gibson Brothers have been a top bluegrass attraction for years and years and have that traditional, yet contemporary sound that many in bluegrass find totally appealing.
Filling out the evening are the ever popular The Roys. The sibling duo has been making their mark across the spectrum of bluegrass and recently released a new video.
Then, a week later on July 12th, guests will be greeted by the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent. Rhonda will share the stage with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. Rhonda is the most awarded artist in bluegrass you this night, she and her band, The Rage will let you know why.
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are always driving traditional bluegrass. The band prides itself on their traditional approach to the music. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers have an energetic mix of quality Bluegrass and Gospel music, a professional presentation, inventive instrumental work, a good variety of vocal arrangements including a capella quartets and tasteful, down-home humor.
Super group Dailey & Vincent close out the concert series on July 19th. This group just continues to climb the awards roster and for good reason. It seems that everybody just loves these guys. Audiences will hear why on this bluegrass Thursday night.
Once again, the Ryman will be hosting 5 outstanding nights of bluegrass. Visit Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman for tickets and other information.
2012 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman
June 21 Vince Gill with Sarah Jarosz
June 28 Chris Thile & Michael Daves and The Boxcars
July 5 Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Roys
July 12 Rhonda Vincent and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
July 19 Dailey & Vincent
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