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February 23, 2016 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

McCrary Sisters to Headline Museum’s Inaugural Easter Brunch on March 27


More Family Programs and FREE Admission for Middle Tennessee Students March 19 – April 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – Feb. 23, 2016 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will be packed this spring with activities that blend music, art, and education, offering fun for the whole family.

Soulful sister vocalists the McCrary Sisters will headline the museum’s inaugural Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Family-style seatings will be available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the museum’s Event Hall. Daughters of longtime Fairfield Four tenor Rev. Sam McCrary, the McCrary Sisters—Alfreda, Ann, Deborah and Regina—bring unique energy and varied experiences from the worlds of pop, rock, R&B and gospel music. Diners will enjoy a performance by the McCrary Sisters with a meal prepared by museum executive chef Bobby Hammock.

Brunch will feature fresh waffles and scrambled eggs made to order, apple-cider-brined pork, braised Swiss steaks, mushroom-and-herb-stuffed chicken breast, shrimp and lobster Newburg and much more. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for free photos. Brunch tickets include entry into the museum and are $60 for adults, $25 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. Ticket price includes gratuity and tax.

”In the same spirit as our holiday Deck the Hall concert series, we wanted to create an annual spring event to bring Nashville friends and families together,” said Sharon Brawner, senior VP of sales and marketing for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “This Easter Sunday, we are excited to share the museum galleries, engaging programming and the unmatched views from our Event Hall with the local community. What better place to enjoy soul stirring gospel music and good Southern cooking than at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.”

Tickets for both seatings go on sale today, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. CST. For more information and to purchase tickets visit countrymusichalloffame.org/spring.

From March 19 through April 3, visitors will be offered a variety of programs and events that provide fun for all ages. The Taylor Swift Education Center will feature hands-on music-making, songwriting, and art programs.

Spring break programming includes:

Saturday, March 19
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.            Preschool Program—Song and Story Time: Bluegrass
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.            Songwriter Session: Gretchen Peters
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Family Program—Songwriting 101: In the Style of Dierks Bentley

Sunday, March 20
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Creative Zone: Honky-Tonk Hankies
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Bluegrass Demonstration: Belmont Bluegrass Ensemble

Thursday, March 24
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Spring Break Creative Zone: Make a Medallion

Friday, March 25
10:00 a.m.–Noon                    Family Program: Group Guitar Lesson
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Spring Break Creative Zone: Make a Medallion

Saturday, March 26
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.            Songwriter Session: Steve Dean and Bill Whyte
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Family Program: Beginner Mandolin Workshop

Sunday, March 27
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Creative Zone: Honky-Tonk Hankies
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Western Swing Fiddle Demonstration: Megan B. Lynch Chowning and Tyler Andal

Thursday, March 31
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Spring Break Creative Zone: Make a Medallion

Friday, April 1
10:00 a.m.–Noon                    Family Program: Group Banjo Lesson
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Spring Break Creative Zone: Make a Medallion

Saturday, April 2
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Spring Break Creative Zone: Make a Medallion
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.            Songwriter Session: Erin Enderlin and Alex Kline
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures

Sunday, April 3
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.              Creative Zone: Design Your Record Label
Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.         Family Programs: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.                Western Swing Demonstration: John England

Students, grades K-12, from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties will also receive FREE admission March 19 – April 3. Students should show school ID or wear school apparel. Adults accompanying each student will receive $10 off adult museum general admission (up to two chaperones per student). Admission to most programs is free with museum admission and free to museum members.

Additional details and a comprehensive list of all spring break activities can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org/spring. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #CMHOF.

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Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and 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’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show PrintTM, CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive and CMF Press. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.