NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 26, 2015 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to the CMA Music Festival, June 11-14. The museum will offer a packed week of activities, presented by Xfinity, beginning Wednesday, June 10. In addition to autograph signings, performances, special programs, and the new exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, the museum will offer a last chance to see the exhibitions Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, closing June 15, and Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country, closing June 21. The museum will also offer a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. More information about events and special promotions can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org/MusicFestAttheHall.
“Comcast is thrilled to sponsor ‘Music Fest Week at the Hall,’ with its series of activities during CMA week,” said Sara Jo Walker, director of public relations for Comcast. “This partnership underscores our mutual commitment to furthering education, optimizing technology, and enhancing the entertainment experience in Nashville.”
New this year for Music Fest is a bundled ticket option that will include museum admission and four-day access to Fan Fair X for $39.95. The museum ticket is good for single-day admission and valid until December 31, 2015. Visitors will not want to miss the museum’s booth at Fan Fair X which will include Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and Minnie Pearl impersonators. The combination tickets are available at the museum’s box office or online.
The museum will host autograph signings and free performances during Music Fest. Kodak will offer fans complimentary photos with artists during the signing sessions.
Schedule of Events:
11 a.m.: Performance and signing by Chase Bryant
Noon: Performance and signing by Old Dominion
2 p.m.: Autograph signing with Montgomery Gentry
2 p.m.: Interview and performance with Brandi Carlile. Hosted by NPR’s Ann Powers
Noon: Performance and signing by artists featured on CMT’s Next Women of Country, including Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, Angaleena Presley, and RaeLynn. Hosted by CMT’s Leslie Fram
2:30 p.m.: Autograph signing with Eric Paslay
10 a.m.: Autograph signing with Jason Michael Carroll
10 a.m.: Autograph signing with Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride
11:30 a.m.: Autograph signing with Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee
2:30 p.m.: Autograph signing with Lonestar
2:30 p.m.: Autograph signing with 2015 Hall of Fame inductees the Oak Ridge Boys
11 a.m.: Autograph signing with Trisha Yearwood
11:30 a.m.: Songwriter Session and autograph signing with Will Hoge
Museum admission is not required for autograph signings. However, a purchase of artists’ merchandise from the Museum Store is necessary to participate. Programs with Carlile, CMT’s Next Women of Country, and Hoge are included with museum admission and free to museum members.
Visitors who present their official CMA Music Festival badges or tickets will enjoy special discounts, including $4 off adult general admission to the museum or a $10 discount on museum membership. (No other discounts apply. Not valid on discount packages.) Offers are valid June 7-16, 2015.
Hands-on activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center will provide fun for children of all ages. Drop by to make an all-access pass on Friday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and work with an artist to create your own instrument design, inspired by museum artifacts, on Saturday at 1 p.m.
In addition to the dining and retail discounts museum members enjoy throughout the year, they can also take advantage of a “fast-pass” ticket line Friday to Sunday of Music Fest.
The museum’s Two Twenty-Two Grill will offer its regular lunch schedule from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Snack bar Two Twenty-Two 2Go, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Bajo Sexto Taco opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.
For a complete schedule of signings, performances and other programming during Music Fest Week at the Hall, presented by Xfinity, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/MusicFestAttheHall.
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