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Out Of School Days

Beat the boredom on days off school! Explore art and music during Out of School Days at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Come join our workshop series offered on federal holidays when students are out of school. On Out of School Days, youth ages 11-18 can learn new skills, make new friends, tour the galleries, and enjoy interactive fun.

September 2, 2019 | Labor Day | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Upcycled Tote Bag

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Create a repurposed tote bag inspired by country music fashion, do-it-yourself tradition, and artifacts—such as the Roy Acuff Flour sack—on display in the galleries.

In this half-day workshop, aspiring designers will learn to sew on a Singer sewing machine by making a tote bag and planning a design to hand-embroider onto it. Participants leave with their new bag and the skills to continue their creativity.

Ages eleven to eighteen. Out of School Days require advance registration and ticket purchase. Scholarships are available for qualifying families on a first-come, first-served basis. While space is limited, a minimum number of participants is required for this program to take place. 

November 11, 2019 | Veterans Day | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Historic RCA Studio B Write and Record a Song

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Explore Historic RCA Studio B, the Music Row recording studio where the Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and many others made hits between 1957 and 1977.

Learn the basics of studio design, tracking, recording, and engineering. Then write a song as a group at the Museum and learn to record and produce it in GarageBand.

Ages eleven to eighteen. Out of School Days require advance registration and ticket purchase. Scholarships are available for qualifying families on a first-come, first-served basis. While space is limited, a minimum number of participants is required for this program to take place.

Helpful Information

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended for walking and exploring the Museum galleries.
  • Light snacks and water will be provided each day. If registering for Art of Guitar, please pack a lunch. Lunch will not be provided.
  • Previous songwriting or performance experience, or musical proficiency, is not required for Out of School Days workshops. We ask all participants to arrive excited to learn, eager to meet and work with new people, and open to collaboration with fellow participants throughout the day.
  • Space is limited. We are unable to hold space without a registration. We recommend early registration to secure your spot. A confirmation email will be sent upon receiving registration. Fees must be paid upon registration.
  • Cancellations with a full refund are available until one week prior to workshop date.
  • Schedule and teaching artists subject to change. Out of School Days must have a minimum number of registrants to take place. If a minimum of participants is not reached, registered participants will be notified and a full refund will be issued.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum strives to provide all visitors with an enjoyable experience by offering services to assist with various needs and abilities.  Please let us know how we can accommodate your child’s accessibility and allergy needs.
  • Questions are welcome. Please contact familyfun@countrymusichalloffame.org.

REGISTRATION

Register early to secure a spot. Registration closes Friday at 4:00 p.m. before the workshop date. Space is limited. We are unable to hold space without a registration. A confirmation email will be sent upon receiving registration. Fees must be paid upon registration.

COMMUNITY COUNTS

Community Counts discount pricing is available for those that reside in Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson or Williamson County. Proof of residence required at checkout.

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available that reduce the workshop fee to $5.00. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis to participants who express strong interest and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available upon request at familyfun@countrymusichalloffame.org. Completed applications must be received 3 weeks before the workshop registration deadline.

MUSEUM MEMBER REGISTRATION

To receive the museum member discounted rate, enter the promo code sent in your membership email. Discount rate will appear after promo code is entered. Your membership must be active at the time of registration and remain active through the date Out of School Day workshop.

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