Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Returns June 20

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• May 9, 2013

BluegrassRymanSpring Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concert series will mark its 20th annual run this year. Since 1994, the show has taken place each Thursday from June 20-July 25.

This year’s lineup features performances from Vince Gill, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Gibson Brothers, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and others.

“There is no better place in the world to listen to bluegrass than the Ryman Auditorium,” said Sally Williams, Ryman General Manager. “We’re proud to continue the tradition that began back in 1945 when Bill Monroe, Lester Flatts and Earl Scruggs appeared on our stage together for the first time.”

2013 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman line-up:

June 20 Vince Gill

June 27 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

July 4 The Gibson Brothers

July 11 Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys & Jim Lauderdale

July 18 Dailey & Vincent

July 25 Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are preceded by 650 AM WSM’s Pickin’ on the Plaza featuring regional bluegrass bands from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The free showcases take place just outside the main entrance on the plaza near the statue of Captain Thomas G. Ryman.

Bands featured on Pickin’ on the Plaza:

June 20 Crosswind

June 27 Flatt Lonesome

July 4 TBA

July 11 Freshwater Creek

July 18 Copper in Steel

July 25 TBA

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