The Martha White Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman concerts for 2006 have been announced. This popular Thursday night summertime series has run for the past several years, held in the historic birthplace of country music, the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, TN, where the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcasts originated for many years. The old benches may be rough on the sitter, but the sense of history and nostalgia is palpable anywhere you find yourself in the theater.
Shows this year will include:
6/29/06 – The Del McCoury Band with Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers
7/06/06 – Vince Gill with The Grascals
7/13/06 – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
7/20/06 – Marty Stuart
7/27/06 – Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with Cherryholmes
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) and tickets can be purchased for each concert, or for the entire series. If you anticipate traveling to Nashville this summer, you can get ticketing details by email, or by calling the Ryman Box Office at (615) 889-3060.