WEEK OF ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE SURPRISE APPEARANCES;
MEET-AND-GREETS WITH COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
BOBBY BARE, BRENDA LEE, OAK RIDGE BOYS,
CHARLEY PRIDE AND RANDY TRAVIS;
AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS WITH CLINT BLACK, NATALIE HEMBY,
WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN, JON PARDI, AND
FIVE OF CMT’S “NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY”
Museum Also Part of New CMA Music Festival Nash Pass Ticket Bundle
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – May 15, 2017 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will welcome thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 8 to 11, in Nashville. Beginning Thursday, June 8, “Music Fest at the Hall, Presented by Comcast,” will be packed with events. Activities will include meet-and-greets with Country Music Hall of Fame members Bobby Bare, Brenda Lee, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride and Randy Travis, as well as special programs with Clint Black, Natalie Hemby, William Michael Morgan, Jon Pardi, and five of CMT’s Next Women of Country. There will also be surprise artist appearances in the museum’s galleries throughout the week. Follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for the latest information.
“Comcast is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's ‘Music Fest at the Hall’ for the third year in a row," said Vic Pascarelli, Vice President of Marketing, Comcast. "‘Music Fest at the Hall’ showcases what this exciting week is all about - the music, the fans and the incredible talent."
Museum admission is part of a new, bundled ticket option called CMA Fest Nash Pass that includes Fan Fair X, a self-guided tour of Ryman Auditorium and VIP seating for nightly concerts at Ascend Amphitheater. Located inside Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more. The Nash Pass—which includes museum admission (good June 5–13), self-guided tour of the Ryman (June 7–11), VIP access to Ascend Amphitheater concerts and four-day access to Fan Fair X—is $50 and can be purchased through the Ryman Auditorium box office and at opryentertainmentgroup.com.
Schedule of Events:
11 a.m.: Meet-and-greet with Brenda Lee in Hall of Fame Rotunda
11:30 a.m.: Performance and signing with William Michael Morgan in Ford Theater
1 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with Bobby Bare in Hall of Fame Rotunda
2 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with Charley Pride in Hall of Fame Rotunda
3 p.m.: Songwriter Session with Jon Pardi in Ford Theater
3 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with Oak Ridge Boys in Hall of Fame Rotunda
12:30 p.m.: Performance and signing by some of CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” including Brandy Clark, Jillian Jacqueline, Carly Pearce, Maggie Rose and Lucie Silvas. Hosted by CMT’s Leslie Fram in CMA Theater
2 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with Randy Travis in Hall of Fame Rotunda
11:30 a.m.: Songwriter Session and signing with Natalie Hemby in Ford Theater
3 p.m.: Songwriter Session with Clint Black in Ford Theater
11 a.m.: Film screening of Pass the Jar: Zac Brown Band and Friends in Ford Theater
1 p.m.: Musician Spotlight with guitarist Johnny Duke in Hall of Fame Rotunda
Museum admission is not required for Country Music Hall of Fame member meet-and-greets. However, a limited number of passes will be available on a first-come basis. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members; capacity is limited.
Reservations for Country Music Hall of Fame member meet-and-greets and for performances are available now. Make reservations at countrymusichalloffame.org/musicfestatthehall.
Hands-on activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center will provide fun for children of all ages. Art and music making programs will be featured June 5–11 with “make a backstage pass” offered daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music instruction workshops led by professional musicians will be offered on Friday and Saturday.
Visitors who present their official CMA Music Festival badges or tickets will enjoy $4 off adult general admission to the museum. (No other discounts apply. Not valid on discount packages.) Offers are valid June 5–12.
The museum’s 2|22 restaurant will offer lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Red Onion will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Bajo Sexto Taco will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For a complete schedule of signings, performances and other programming during “Music Fest at the Hall, Presented by Comcast,” visit countrymusichalloffame.org/musicfestatthehall.
About the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 and 2016 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
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The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums