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.
June 26–July 1, July 3–July 8
10:00am and 11:30am
(Show length is 75 minutes)
The June 28 10:00am show will be sensory-friendly.
On July 6, there will only be one public performance at 11:30am.
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. Be sure to mention the Family Program discount at the box office to receive discounted admission for children and up to two accompanying adults on show days.
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.