MUSIC FEST AT THE HALL 2018

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will welcome thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 7 to 10.

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MUSIC FEST PROGRAMS

Ricky Skaggs

June 7, 12:15 p.m. | Interview: 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Skaggs on the Close Up Stage at CMA Fest

Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is country music's highest honor, recognizing artists and creators who have made lasting contributions to the advancement of country music and influenced generations. Ricky Skaggs, a 2018 inductee, will share stories of his career and discuss what it means to be included in this elite group. As a force in American roots music for decades, Skaggs appeared on stage with Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs before age ten, and played with the Country Gentleman, the New South, Boone Creek, and Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band. He scored hits with “Country Boy,” “Crying My Heart Out Over You,” “Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown,” and “Highway 40 Blues.” He’s also collaborated with a genre-defying array of artists, including Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby, Ralph Stanley, Jack White, and Keith Whitley. Skaggs is one of the most respected and awarded performers in modern country and bluegrass music, winning numerous Grammy, CMA, ACM, and IBMA trophies. Peter Cooper of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will talk with Skaggs on the Close Up Stage at CMA Fest Fan Fair X, Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. For admission information, visit www.cmaworld.com.​

June 8, 12:30 p.m. | Concert and Conversation: CMT’s Next Women of Country with Abby Anderson, Bailey Bryan, Ashley Campbell, Cassadee Pope, and the Sisterhood Band

Cable channel CMT’s Next Women of Country campaign highlights new female country artists. CMT executive Leslie Fram hosts this showcase and discussion with artists involved in the program. Already signed as a songwriter and recording artist, Abby Anderson has landed on “Artists to Watch” lists for Pandora and The Boot. Her debut single, “This Feeling,” can be heard on Radio Disney and is available on Spotify. Bailey Bryan first made waves with her groundbreaking vertical-format music video for the song “Own It.” Radio personality Bobby Bones included her in his “Class of 2017,” his list of notable up-and-coming artists, and this year Bailey has toured with Kane Brown and Dan + Shay. Ashley Campbell’s debut album, The Lonely One, will be released May 11, 2018. Campbell is the daughter of late Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell and joined him for his 2011 Goodbye Tour, playing banjo and singing. Her poignant song "Remembering" was featured in the 2015 documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. After winning TV singing competition The Voice in 2012, Cassadee Pope released the album Frame by Frame which includes the singles “Wasting All These Tears” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” Her #1 song, “Think of You” with Chris Young, received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Pope’s latest single is “Take You Home.” Working on solo careers, Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart had no plan to form a duo, but bonded over their mutual love of music. Ruby’s father, Rod Stewart, heard them harmonizing and told them, “You two should start a band.” Thus, the Sisterhood Band was born. Having written and recorded their first EP, they will join Steven Tyler & Loving Mary on a 2018 summer tour. The artists will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters following the program. Included with museum admission. CMA Theater. Limited seating. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

CMT’s Next Women of Country is FREE for Museum members.
Tickets for non-members are available for purchase.

Exclusive Pre-Event Party: Glam Zone

Come early to CMT's Next Women of Country and let us get you ready for the spotlight!

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June 9, 11:20 a.m. | Songwriter Session: Ashley Monroe

Songwriter Session: Ashley Monroe. Monroe’s songwriting credits include “Flat on the Floor” (Carrie Underwood), “Heart Like Mine” (Miranda Lambert), “Hell on Heels” (Pistol Annies), and “The Truth” (Jason Aldean). She is also featured on Blake Shelton’s #1 song “Lonely Tonight.” An artist in her own right, Monroe’s album The Blade received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album in 2016. Monroe will sign copies of her new album, Sparrow, after the program. Monroe will be interviewed by Tyler Mahan Coe, host of the country music history podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones. Presented by SunTrust. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

Reservations closed. Walk-ups welcome at a first come, first served basis.

Songwriter Sessions tickets for Ashley Monroe will be available at the box office day of show at 9:30 AM on a first-come first-served basis. Museum admission purchase required.

June 9, 1:30 p.m. | Songwriter Session and Book Talk: Charlie Worsham

Mississippi native Charlie Worsham is a critically acclaimed artist, songwriter, musician, and producer. His second album, Beginning of Things, released in 2017, has nine songs co-written by Worsham, including the single “Cut Your Groove.” Worsham also co-wrote and co-produced the eleven songs on his 2015 debut, Rubberband, including singles “Could It Be” and “Want Me Too.” An accomplished player of many instruments, Worsham can be heard on recordings by Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. He will sign copies of his new book Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, and One Man’s Country Music Journey, following the program. Presented by SunTrust. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.​

Reservations closed. Walk-ups welcome at a first come, first served basis.

Songwriter Sessions tickets for Charlie Worsham will be available at the box office day of show at 11:30 AM on a first-come first-served basis. Museum admission purchase required.

Family Program: Beginner Electric Guitar Workshop: Waylon Jennings Style

June 8 | 10:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
June 8 | 11:15 a.m - 11:45 a.m.

Family Program: Beginning Mandolin And The Nashville Number System

June 9 | 10:30 a.m - 11:15 a.m.
June 9 | 11:30 a.m - 12:15 a.m.

TICKET OPTIONS

MEMBER EXCLUSIVES

Museum members receive unlimited Museum admission, expedited ticketing and discounts during Music Fest at The Hall.

Members: check your email for member-exclusive pass reservation information.

ADMISSION DISCOUNT

Visitors who present their official CMA Music Festival badges or tickets will enjoy special discounts*, including $4 off adult general admission.

*No other discounts apply. Not valid on discount packages. Offers are valid 6/5-6/12/17.

*Not valid online, with other discounts or on discount packages. Valid June 5-12, 2017.

NASH PASS

The pass includes 4-day Fan Fair X tickets, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum*, a self-guided tour of Ryman (Wed-Sun), and VIP early access to nightly shows on the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater.

*Nash Pass Ticket Holders may redeem ticket voucher at the Museum Box Office to claim available program pass(es). Upgrade your Nash Pass to a Museum individual membership for only $25. Valid from June 7 to 10, 2018. Visit the Membership Desk to upgrade.


EXHIBITS DURING THE FEST

Sing Me Back Home, the Museum’s permanent exhibition, is enhanced by several limited-engagement exhibits including our BRAND NEW exhibit, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s.


  

SHOP & DINE

The Museum Store and Circa will be open daily during the Fest from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Hatch Show Print Store and the Haley Gallery are both open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

222 will offer its regular lunch schedule from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m through Saturday, June 9. 222 will be closed Sunday, June 10.

Red Onion will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.


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