Country fans from all over the world are headed to Nashville for the hottest week of the year: CMA Fest. This year, add the historic Ryman Auditorium to your itenerary. The iconic venue will be open to the public and is hosting a series of music-fueled events that you won't want to miss.

Catch Top Artists in Action

Throughout CMA Fest week, the Ryman will host performances by some of today’s top artists. On the lineup are renowned acts like Robert Earl Keen, Darius Rucker, and ERNEST, and a special matinee Opry Country Classics show at the Mother Church. 


Enjoy Free Live Music at BMI Block Parties

On June 6, 7, and 8, step right off Broadway and onto the Ryman Auditorium’s PNC Plaza for the FREE BMI Block Parties. These afternoon events feature live music from some of the hottest up-and-coming artists. It’s the perfect way to experience the vibrant music scene that Nashville is famous for. Soak up the sun, grab a drink from the bar, and discover your new favorite artist. 

The Lineup: 

Thursday, June 6

1:50 to 2:20 PM: Josh Melton
2:40 to 3:10 PM: Old Hickory
3:30 to 4:00 PM: Graham Barham
4:20 to 4:50 PM: The Castellows

Friday, June 7

12:10 to 12:40 PM: Ty Gregory
1:00 to 1:30 PM: The Band Loula
1:50 to 2:20 PM: Taylor Austin
2:40 to 3:10 PM: Ashley Ryan
3:30 to 4:00 PM: Grant Gilbert
4:20 to 4:50 PM: Twinnie

Saturday, June 8

12:10 to 12:40 PM: Miko Marks
1:00 to 1:30 PM: Hueston
1:50 to 2:20 PM: Britnee Kellogg
2:40 to 3:10 PM: Struggle Jennings
3:30 to 4:00 PM: Meg McRee
4:20 to 4:50 PM: The Georgia Thunderbolts

Discover the Ryman’s Rich History on a Tour

Take the opportunity to explore this iconic venue’s storied past. Known for its exceptional acoustics and rich history, the Ryman has hosted countless legendary performances. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can take a guided tour to go behind the scenes, see memorabilia from stars like Dolly, Taylor, and Elvis, and experience brand-new immersive exhibits and tour videos. Don’t forget to snap a photo on the famous stage – it’s a perfect souvenir.



Shop Exclusive Merch and More

No trip to Nashville is complete without finding the perfect gift to take home. At the Ryman Shop, you can pick up unique Nashville merch that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. From stylish apparel to exclusive collectibles, there’s something for every music lover. 

Plan Your Visit

With so much happening at the Ryman during CMA Fest, it’s the perfect time to visit. Whether you’re a die-hard country music fan or just looking to experience a Nashville icon up close and in person, you won’t forget your visit to the Ryman.