Creative Zone: Adorn a Microphone | October 14, 2018

Oct 14, 2018

​Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, and Shania Twain are among scores of artists who have been known to use a flashy microphone in their stage shows. Make your own microphone design, drawing inspiration from the bedazzled microphones on display in the galleries. Channel your inner country music star to create an inventive mic using color, gems, sequins, and your own creativity. When finished, strike a pose behind the iconic Grand Ole Opry microphone stand and snap your own photo. All ages. This program is created in partnership with Ryman Hospitality Properties in recognition and celebration of the Grand Ole Opry. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with admission. Free to museum members.

​Fall Break Fun at the Museum | September 29 – October 21

Students can explore the museum with a fall break activity pack full of gallery games, at-home activities, and cool keepsakes. Request a pack at the museum box office, then use the activities to check out the exhibitions Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight (opens October 5); The Judds: Dream Chasers; Little Big Town: The Power of Four; and Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70’s. Check out new museum objects from artists such as the Brothers Osborne, Ray Charles Maren Morris, Ralph Stanley, and Taylor Swift. Get high-tech in the ACM Gallery and the Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery to record a song, test your country music knowledge, and more. Hands-on programs take place Thursday through Sunday in the Taylor Swift Education Center.

Youth from Davidson and bordering counties may enter the museum free, as part of the museum initiative Community Counts. 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.

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