buttons66 Posted August 7, 2020 Share Posted August 7, 2020 (edited) Ryman Auditorium Launches ‘Live At The Ryman’ Livestream Experience With Scotty McCreery, Cam FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 AT 8 PM – 10 PM CDT Scotty McCreery: Live at the Ryman Online Event While the novel coronavirus has halted the touring industry for the foreseeable future, live music will return to Nashville’s revered Ryman Auditorium in August. The Mother Church of Country Music has announced a new six-week series, Live at the Ryman, which kicks off Aug. 14 via livestream with plans in place to allow an in-person audience as soon as local health regulations permit. Beginning Aug. 14, acts from the country and Christian community will take the stage every Friday night for six weeks. Performers include for KING & COUNTRY, Cam, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Brett Young and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale Aug. 10 at 10 a.m CT via ryman.com. Livestream tickets begin at $10 while a six-week series pass begin at $50 with optional VIP add-ons. After more than 20 weeks producing the Grand Ole Opry broadcast every Saturday night to no audience, Opry Entertainment began to explore what a return to Ryman Auditorium would look like as far as concert productions with the help of new livestream platform Mandolin. “We gained some learnings there, and it gave us confidence and motivation to take a look at the Ryman and figure out if we could create a business model that others can adopt and be a blueprint,” Scott Bailey, president, Opry Entertainment Group, tells me. Live at the Ryman is a hybrid concert model developed by Opry Entertainment, with feedback from Vanderbilt Health, that will start as a livestream option and eventually expand to allow a select number of concertgoers to watch in person while socially distancing and following local health ordinances. Ultimately, the goal is figuring out how to safely bring the live audience back to the Ryman. As a result, the Ryman has modified high-touch areas including its bathrooms with touch-less upgrades like kick plates. “We’re doing the best we can and trying to be innovative and creative during these really bizarre times right now,” Bailey says. “Our team has developed a turn-key way for artists to connect directly with their fans. We hope that this series will be the first of many shows to use this model in the months ahead.” Scotty McCreery is scheduled to play as part of the series on Sept. 4. The country singer was the last artist to perform at Ryman Auditorium in March before concerts were canceled due to Covid-19. McCreery says he had no idea his sold-out concert at the Ryman in March would be his last show for months. “It’s a special place with so much history,” McCreery says of the famed venue. “Every artist out there right now is wanting to be playing shows. This is normally peak season and I’m normally on the road playing a show every night so I’m missing it. I’m missing seeing the fans. We’re going to try and give them the best show we can.” McCreery says his major concern is with his fans’ safety, but he trusts Opry Entertainment’s commitment to the health of its audience. Most of all, he thinks the Live at the Ryman series will give music fans some hope. “We’re trying to find ways to still have live music because music is such a bridge for everybody and can be such a healing thing,” he says. “Obviously there’s a long way to go, but if we can do things safely and make sure everything is done correctly, we can still enjoy these times — as crazy as they are right now.” Live at the Ryman Performance Schedule: Aug. 14 – for KING & COUNTRY Aug. 21 – Cam Aug. 28 – Chris Janson Sept. 4 – Scotty McCreery Sept. 11 – Brett Young Sept. 18 – Old Crow Medicine Show https://ryman.com/tag/live-at-the-ryman/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=organicsocial&utm_campaign=ryman_live_at_the_ryman&utm_audience=mofu&utm_content=brand_awareness_conversion_lead_generation_general_________&linkId=96376333&fbclid=IwAR2VHRpJHkp38mco0lH4-LkjAqDm3-XEwNznKRMJdomA7tLrLXgovy990ig Edited August 7, 2020 by buttons66 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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