The Museum

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is now open!

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The Musicians Hall Of Fame and Museum is now open in the heart of downtown Nashville TN. Those of you who previously visited the museum will know that there is something of interest for everyone.  From Hank Williams Sr. to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and from Motown to Southern Rock.

The Musicians Hall of Fame is the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time.

Some like Jimi Hendrix are well known, while others like L.A session drummer Hal Blaine are not as well known to the public, but have played on hundreds of hit records from Elvis, Frank and Nancy Sinatra,The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas and The Beach Boys, just to name a very few . The Musicians Hall Of Fame And Museum has on exhibit the very instruments that these musicians used to record many of these classic hits. The Museum will constantly be adding new exhibits for you to enjoy from all genres of music . The museum is divided into cities that have a history of recorded music . Cities like Detroit, Nashville , Muscle Shoals , L.A , Memphis and N.Y . All of these places had musicians who were there when the recording industry was evolving and were able to play whatever was needed of them regardless of style . They had nick names like The Swampers, The A TEAM, The Memphis Boys , The FUNK BROTHERS, and The WRECKING CREW . Some of these studio bands actually became hit bands themselves like” Booker T and The M.G’s” and” TOTO” . During the late 50′s , through the mid 80′s , these groups of studio musicians played on over eighty to ninety percent of all the records recorded in these music centers .

The museum also is proud of it’s host city’s musical past as well. Nashville is known as the center of country music but not many people know how many other styles of music have been recorded here in the past and now. Songs like ” Dust In The Wind” by Kansas , “Heart Of Gold ” by Neil Young and “Lay Lady Lay” by Bob Dylan were recorded here in music city to name a few .

EVENT SPACE

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The new Musicians Hall Of Fame and Museum is located in the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium just off the James Robertson Parkway exit at 401 Gay Street, Nashville, TN  37201.

The approximately 200,000 square foot building houses the historic 10,000 seat Municipal Auditorium.  In 2012, it will celebrate 50 years of hosting musical events from The Rolling Stones to James Brown, Led Zeppelin to Marty Robbins, George Jones and Tammy Wynette to The Jackson Five and Black Sabbath.

The first floor will house the museum exhibit space and hall of fame inductees.

The first phase of the museum opened to the public, August 29, 2013.  The new location holds over 60,000 sq. ft of museum and event space.  Approximately 10,000 seat auditorium available for events on the second floor. Scheduling for private events is open.
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