In the South, eating black eyed pea dishes or “Hoppin’ John” on New Year’s Day brings good luck for the coming year. Let’s get hands on and make our own maracas using black eyed peas. Families will explore this culinary tradition, percussion instruments in country music, and country songs about the holiday. Participants will go home with their handmade maraca to shake on New Year’s Eve and a black eyed pea recipe from Kimberley Schlapman of Little Big Town. Ring in 2019 with musical fun and good luck. Ages 4 and up. Presented in support of the exhibit Little Big Town: The Power of Four. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating.
Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.
* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. 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.