K-LOVE, Steven Curtis Chapman and The Ryman Auditorium are pleased to announce the monthly broadcast series, “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit”. GRAMMY®-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman is host to this newly revived monthly concert series that is recorded live at Nashville’s Mother Church, the historic Ryman Auditorium. “Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” invites artists from all genres of music to share songs with an uplifting spiritual message and pay homage to the Ryman’s tabernacle roots.

The first airing was held on Sunday evening, February 8th and featured Steven Curtis Chapman, Danny Gokey, MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North. Following Sunday’s debut, K-LOVE will broadcast four more shows, which are set to air on K-LOVE on March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7, all at 9PM CT.

“Sam’s Place – Music for the Spirit” takes its name from charismatic evangelist Samuel Porter Jones (1847-1906), who gained fame in the region for his energetic sermons filled of fire and brimstone during the mid-1880s. On May 10, 1885, he led a tent revival in downtown Nashville for more than 5,000 which was attended by riverboat captain Thomas Green Ryman (1841-1904). Ryman experienced a conversion that night and, inspired by the multitude unable to find room under the tent, made it his mission to construct a great tabernacle “for all denominations” to join in worship. Seven years later, the Union Gospel Tabernacle opened its doors in 1892. It was Jones, while delivering Ryman’s eylogy at the Tabernacle on Christmas Day in 1904, who proposed the building’s name to be changed to Ryman Auditorium to thunderous agreement.

To find out more information about Sam’s Place, please click here. Tickets for individual shows are $39.50, $34.50 and $27.50. Season passes are also available. Tickets are on sale now at the Ryman box office, or by calling (615) 889-3060. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more by calling (615) 871-5043.


  1. Gregger says:

    Hopefully these will be broadcast and/ or videotaped. Outside of the Gaither concerts videos there aren’t many distribution outlets for people who can’t attend these.

  2. Bonnie Bj Buser-Hansen says:

    I need help connecting with Steven Curtis Chapman. One rainy day I got this idea for a song and would be so grateful if anyone could help me get this song to Steven. I think he would do an amazing job with it. Some laugh that I’ll never get to tell Steven about my song. It’s very up lifting as the words helped me out of the ump I was in. I believe with God all things are possible including Steven doing my song. We are here to lift each other up as Paul wrote in the Bible. The song comes at lifting ones spirit from an angle I don’t think was done before. Please help. Sincerely, B.J. “Sidney” Buser-Hansen in Phoenix, AZ.

  3. manwithbowloffreshfruitonhead says:

    What a wonderful initiative – and all the very best with this – Tony

  4. Dale Kilburn says:

    Me and husband attended the Sam’s Place event on Jan 10th and loved it! I bought the tickets as a Christmas gift for my long time fan of yours. I was wondering if there will ever be specific Sam’s Place t-shirts for sale….????

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