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Lisaann Dupont

Opry Entertainment Group
Director of Communications
As Director of Communications for Opry Entertainment Group Lisaann Dupont oversees all public relations strategy for the company’s iconic venues and brands including Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM and the rapidly growing Ole Red brand with locations in Tishomingo, OK; Nashville, TN, Gatlinburg, TN (2019) and Orlando, FL (2020).

From 2009-2017, Dupont lead communications and digital strategy for Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. One of the most prestigious music venues in the world and a coveted, bucket list under-play for artists across all genres, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons, Harry Styles and Garth Brooks in recent years. Coverage on the Ryman has included Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, New York Times, NPR, Los Angeles Times, Garden & Gun and more.  During her tenure, the Ryman garnered multiple awards including Pollstar Magazine’s Theatre of the Year (2010-2017);  the Country Music Associations Touring Awards Venue of the Year (2012-2016); the Academy of Country Music’s 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, and 2009 Venue of the Year; and the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s 2016, 2014 and 2009 Venue of the Year.  In 2017, the Ryman was inducted into the IEBA Hall of Fame and in 2018 the organization debuted the newly named Ryman Auditorium Theatre of the Year Award.

With over twenty years of industry experience, she’s worked for some of the biggest brands in entertainment including Paramount Pictures, RCA Records and BMG Music.  Dupont also serves on the board of THE DISTRICT, is a Grammy® U Mentor and SXSW Music Track Mentor.  She has recently lead panels on public relations, digital and marketing topics at the Entertainment Arena Marketers Conference, Pollstar Live!, Billboard Touring Music conference and Ticketmaster.

A powerful storyteller fueled by unmatched passion for her venues, Dupont can be found standing side stage most evenings. You can follow her on Twitter @lmdupont.