Ryman and BMI Block Party Returns in June

Leading into next month's 50th annual CMA Fest, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and Ryman Auditorium announce today this year's lineup behind the "Ryman and BMI Block Party," presented by RTIC. The three-day free event returns on June 8th through June 10th (12:00-6:00P CT) and is located at the outdoor stage on the PNC Plaza and will showcase some of Nashville's prominent emerging talent including Clayton Anderson, Bennett Hall Band, Matt Castillo, Chapel Hart, Mae Estes, Reid Haughton, Angie K, Ella Langley, Vincent Mason, Dan Smalley, Nate Kenyon, Trey Lewis, Bryan Martin, Neon Union, On The Outside, RVSHVD, Jillian Steele, The Chattahoochies and The Woods. Daily lineups and additional information can be found at www.ryman.com/blockparty. 

Following last year’s inaugural event, BMI continues their commitment to nurture and develop songwriters at the earliest stages of their careers as fans will have the opportunity to connect and discover new artists each day through photo opportunities, giveaways, food trucks, and more. The "Ryman and BMI Block Party," presented by RTIC is proudly sponsored by Mid-South Ford Dealers, New Belgium Brewing Company, ONErpm, Twisted Tea, ZYN and 103.3 Country.

About Ryman Auditorium
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. A 14-time winner of the prestigious Pollstar Theatre of the Year award, the historic venue is well-known as the Mother Church of Country Music and is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974). Since the first concert on May 4, 1892, the Ryman has celebrated an array of entertainment acts and all genres of music on its hallowed stage – from magician Harry Houdini to comic actor Charlie Chaplin and former president Theodore Roosevelt to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., plus music icons from all genres including Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Lizzo and Harry Styles. The Ryman’s thriving concert schedule hosts more than 200 shows per year, and the venue is open for daytime tours year-round. The Ryman has also been featured in numerous film and television projects including Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Johnny Cash Show, American Idol, Nashville and more. 
Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 20.6 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.3 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.