String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry
String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of the history of country music, with a Nashville emphasis. Starting with the early days of string-band and gospel music and continuing with the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, the audience meets the great icons of country music as the show travels through time, from classic recordings to present-day hits.
String City creates a fascinating and entertaining “circle” through the history of country music. Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow/animation puppetry, and more portray country music’s legacy through songs and puppet appearances from the Carter Family, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, and many others.
String City is co-presented by Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions.
Families: November 24 and 25
Schools: November 27, 28, 29, 30 and December 1
10:00am and 11:30am (additional show at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 25)
(Show length is 75 minutes)
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Ford Theater
Admission to String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is free and seating is limited. Families can enhance their experience with a Museum tour through the galleries. Youth from Davidson and bordering counties may enter the museum free as part of the museum’s Community Counts initiative. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the museum box office.
Recommended ages: 6 and up.
To make a group reservation for the performances for SCHOOLS or CAMPS, click here or call 615-416-2084 with questions.
For general questions, please call 615-577-7757.
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String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry was created by Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions in collaboration with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Special thanks to Judy and Steve Turner.