WELCOME Welcome to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the unrivaled home
to one of America’s most popular art forms. In addition to safeguarding over
2.5 million artifacts, the museum’s recently expanded 350,000-square-foot building features over 64,000 square feet of gallery space, in which the story of country music is told. Also, the museum operates Nashville’s legendary
Historic RCA Studio B and the iconic letterpress poster shop Hatch Show Print, offering tours and unique group activities for each.
Your group will enjoy this ultimate Nashville experience, one that will create the memories of a lifetime.
STEP INSIDE This House
SING ME BACK HOME Trace the deep and revealing history of country music, beginning with the music’s
earliest folk roots, moving through minstrel and medicine shows, examining the advent of recording and radio and the early days of the Grand Ole Opry, through
country’s continuous rise in popularity, and the emergence of today’s major stars. As you tour the two floors of the museum’s gallery spaces, you’ll follow the evolution of the music, within the context of American history.
Visitors experience the country music story through a rich and diverse mix of
displayed artifacts, rare video footage, and carefully selected sound recordings. Informative biographical panels, and supplemental audio tours, tell the stories
of those who have shaped the music, from Jimmie Rodgers to Hank Williams, through Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, on up to Garth and Reba, and beyond.
More than a hundred artifacts from groundbreaking contemporary artists such
as Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are on display in the interactive contemporary gallery space. Visitors of all ages will discover connections between country music’s past and artists of today. They will have the chance to engage with interactive stations that will allow guests to become
“Certified Country.” Highlights include recording and songwriting areas, interactive music trivia stations, a forty-foot guitar that kids can enter, and more.
FEATURED STORIES The museumâ€™s commitment to sharing and interpreting the ever-evolving story
of country music is manifested in the many and varied topics covered in limited
engagement exhibits. These critically acclaimed presentations range from the epic, such as the 2015â€“17 exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music
City, presented by Citi, to the biographical, shorter-term displays. In addition, smaller exhibitions mark milestone birthdays, special artifact donations, historic anniversaries, and the like.
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is the most esteemed honor in
country music. The Rotunda is a special room designed to recognize Hall of Fame members in a space and fashion befitting this high honor. Membersâ€™ plaques
are placed randomly in the round room to ensure that each has a place of equal
importance. Visitors to the Museumsâ€™ 5,300-square-foot Rotunda agree that this
space represents the deepest roots of the music and the highest aspirations of the membership.
Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires
NASHVILLE’S ONLY STUDIO TOUR Located on Nashville’s famed Music Row, Historic RCA Studio B is the oldest
surviving recording studio in the city, and one of the most celebrated studios in
the world. More than thirty-five thousand songs were recorded in the building, and more than a thousand became hits. Stand where the greatest performers of
the past fifty years created timeless music. For more one-of-a-kind experiences, see accompanying insert.
SOME OF THE HITS INCLUDE • The Everly Brothers, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”
• Roy Orbison, “Crying”
• Elvis Presley, “Are You Lonesome To-night?”
• Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
• Charley Pride, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ ”
• Jim Reeves, “He’ll Have to Go”
STEP INSIDE The Hits Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
AMERICAN LETTERPRESS SINCE 1879 Hatch Show Print was founded in 1879 by brothers Charles R. and Herbert H. Hatch, from Wisconsin, who opened a small shop near the courthouse in
Nashville. It is one of Americaâ€™s oldest working letterpress poster shops. For much
of the twentieth century, vibrant Hatch posters served as a leading advertising medium for southern entertainment. Clients included members of the Grand Ole Opry, such as Bill Monroe, Minnie Pearl, and Ernest Tubb, and rock & roll figures such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Hatch printed thousands of posters and billboard-size advertisements for vaudeville and minstrel shows, circuses, and
carnivals barnstorming across the country. We celebrate this heritage by using the same wood and metal type used in the shop for over four generations.
Take a guided tour through Hatch Show Print and learn about its history, the process of letterpress printing, and print your own commemorative poster to take home.
STEP INSIDE The Shop Another historic property of the Country Music Hall of FameÂŽ and Museum.
NASHVILLE-MADE AND COUNTRY CHIC CIRCA Circa offers unique, Nashville-made gifts, food and home decorations, and classic men’s and women’s clothing brands. You’ll also find seasonal items, such as Christmas ornaments, as well as a wideselection of fabulous jewelry, and lifestyle apparel and accessories.
THE MUSEUM STORE The Museum Store offers exhibition-related merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs, caps, and exhibit catalogues. You will also find a comprehensive selection of original books and music, the Museum’s collectible souvenir book, and official Museum and Studio B merchandise.
HATCH SHOW PRINT STORE Smell the ink. Hear the presses. See the handmade posters. The Hatch Show Print Store features a wide assortment of iconic and newly-designed posters, as well as official Hatch merchandise. New posters roll off the presses daily! Take home a piece of history.
HATCH SHOW PRINT’S HALEY GALLERY
H A L E Y G A L L E RY
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery showcases historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch collection, as well as Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s monoprints— contemporary interpretations and celebrations of the classic wood blocks of Hatch Show Print.
MAKE TIME TO DINE 2 | 22
Locally Sourced. Always Fresh. Monday - Saturday • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 2|22, proudly utilizes local farmers and growers to provide the best possible quality in meats and produce. The restaurant offers a metropolitan twist on Southern favorites, which include crab cakes, chicken pot pie, pork and pimento, and many other delicious offerings. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/222
At the Crossroads of Fast and Delicious Open Daily • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ready-made breakfast or lunch options are prepared daily, including biscuits, wraps, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/RedOnion
Bajo Sexto Taco A Casual Taqueria
Open Daily • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Under the direction of Oaxacan-born chef Kaelin Ulrich Trilling, the simple menu celebrates authentic Mexican street foods such as tacos, flautas, nachos and build your own salads. Bajo Sexto’s tequila-centric bar serves a selection of margaritas, horchata, ague frescos, as well as beer and wine. BajoSextoTaco.com
2016-2017 EXHIBITS DYLAN, CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS: A NEW MUSIC CITY EXHIBIT CLOSES DEC 2017 When Bob Dylan came to Nashville to make his classic album Blonde on Blonde, he brought unprecedented attention to the city’s talented musicians. Johnny Cash did the same with his network television show. This exhibit looks at the impact they had on Music City and its Nashville Cats.
HOMEGROWN: THE ZAC BROWN BAND EXHIBIT CLOSES JUNE 2017 The Zac Brown Band’s rise to stardom will be explored in the new exhibit, Homegrown: The Zac Brown Band. This career-spanning exhibition will trace the uncommon, organic path followed by the band, which formed in Atlanta in 2002 and grew into a cultural phenomenon.
SONG OF THE SOUTH
ALABAMA: SONG OF THE SOUTH EXHIBIT CLOSES JUNE 2017
Few bands have affected country music’s commercial success as much as Alabama. Between 1980-1993, the band took thirty-two recordings to the top of the Billboard country charts, selling millions of albums, and broadening country music’s audience. This exhibit will illuminate Alabama’s extensive popularity and the dramatic effect the band had on American music.
2017 GROUP PRICING MUSEUM GENERAL ADMISSION Adults Youth
GROUP MUSEUM ADMISSION (for groups of 15 or more) $ Adults 21.50 $ Students 14.50
TOUR OPERATOR GROUP MUSEUM ADMISSION (for groups of 15 or more) $ Adults 20.50 $ Students 14.00
WITH AUDIO TOUR Adults Students
COMP POLICY Complimentary admission to the Museum for your group escort and driver.
HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B GROUP TOUR RATE
(including Museum admission) $ $ Adults 34.50 Tour Operator 33.50 $ $ Students 27.50 Student Tour Operator 27.00
HATCH SHOW PRINT GROUP TOUR RATE Group
MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION Museum open daily â€¢ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Hours and admission rates are subject to change. We welcome all service animals.
ENHANCE YOUR VISIT Duration: 1 hour without Museum tour.
CASH ON CASH
Museum admission included.
Enjoy a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s only child, John Carter Cash. John Carter retells the story of his father’s legendary career through touching stories and familiar songs. Questions from the audience welcome with a meet and greet and autograph signing following the performance.
STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS
Museum admission included.
Discover the stories behind the music you love in a private session with one of Nashville’s hit-making songwriters. The writer demonstrates to the group how a song is created from concept to hit. After the session, join the writer for a meet and greet and autograph signing.
SHARING THE ART OF SONGWRITING
Experience for yourself what makes songwriting in Nashville so unique with this interactive co-writing program. Work closely with one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters as they guide your group in composing original lyrics of their own. End this session with a group recording of Nashville’s newest tune.
LEGENDS, LUNCH, AND LYRICS
Museum admission included.
Enjoy a classic Southern “Meat n’ Three” lunch while being entertained by the songs, stories, and writing insight from one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters.
MUSIC CITY SHOWCASE FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Come be a part of Music City by showcasing your own style and songs. Ranging from small choirs to full marching bands, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is the perfect place for an unforgettable performance opportunity.
STAR FOR A DAY
Your group’s experience begins with a personally guided tour of Studio B. Gather around the legendary microphone for a recording session, then it’s off to the Museum to complete your group’s tour experience. The itinerary concludes with lunch and line-dancing at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon. Your group will kick up their heels and enjoy listening to their newly recorded hit.
HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B TOUR
Located on renowned Music Row, Studio B is one of the most famous studios in the world. Over 35,000 songs were recorded here by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and even more recently, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. Hear the stories behind the legendary recordings and view some of the original instruments used in producing over 1,000 hit records on this private guided tour.
HATCH SHOW PRINT TOUR
This tour starts at legendary letterpress icon Hatch Show Print’s production shop. The nearly 138-yearold business will engage your group’s senses: They’ll listen to the presses crank while learning about the history of Hatch. They’ll also see the colorful, centuries-old posters that put the shop on the map—as well as recent works of their favorite entertainers! The tour concludes in the Hatch Show Print Space for Design, where the group can handle some of the tools of the trade and smell the ink as they print their own keepsake piece. These special packages and programs can be added to your Museum itinerary for an additional fee. Please inquire with your group sales specialist. Keepsake CDs of the recordings are available for purchase.
GROUP LUNCH PACKAGES WE INVITE YOUR GROUP TO DINE WITH US
• Large groups (20 guests or more), please refer to our buffet and box lunch offerings below. Complimentary seating is provided for all group buffets; for an additional $ 3.00 per person, seating can be arranged for box lunch orders. • Private event security may be required. • Customized breakfast menus are available upon request. • Advance reservations and a Catering Contract are required for large parties • For small groups, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a-la-carte dining from our restaurant 2|22, located in the Curb Conservatory. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
MEAT AND THREE
Chef ’s choice of two made-from-scratch Southern-style meats, home-style mashed potatoes, two seasonal vegetables, tossed salad with assorted dressings, fresh baked artisan breads with sweet cream butter, and a chef ’s dessert selection.
DELI $22++ Deli sliced smoked breast of turkey, honey glazed ham, and roast sirloin of beef (crisp lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles; cheddar, swiss and pepper jack cheeses with condiments), tossed salad with assorted dressings, pasta salad prima vera, and three bean salad, assorted breads and rolls, and a chef ’s dessert selection.
BBQ quartered chicken and pulled BBQ pork (BBQ sauce, chow chow, assorted hot sauces, and pickles), cole slaw and Southern-style potato salad, home-style mashed potatoes, seasonal greens, and fried ‘shoe peg’ corn, fresh baked cornbread with sweet cream butter, and a chef ’s dessert selection.
Choice of freshly made sandwich: Grilled chicken breast with pepper jack cheese, Smoked roast beef with cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce, Hickory smoked turkey and Swiss cheese, or a Julienne of marinated fresh vegetables and feta cheese in a pita, pasta salad primavera, seasonal fruit salad, and a fresh baked gourmet cookie, and bottled water.
STUDENT BAG LUNCH
Available to K-12, active students only. Choice of freshly made sandwich: honey ham and cheddar cheese, hickory smoked turkey and Swiss cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Served with assorted kettle chips, whole fruit, fresh baked gourmet cookie and bottled water.
++ All food and beverage is subject to a 22% service charge and applicable taxes. Prices and menus are subject to change. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU SOON!
222 Fifth Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37203 615.416.2001 • 800.852.6437 StudioB.org • CountryMusicHallofFame.org • HatchShowPrint.com @RCAStudioB • @CountryMusicHOF • @HatchShowPrint
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts. Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B are historic properties of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible by the Mike Curb Family Foundation.