Frequently Asked Questions
What Is This Place?
The Musicians Hall of Fame not only recognizes the stars who are well known to the public, but the musicians who played on so many hit records as studio players.
For example, The Monkees, sang on their records but used the same group of studio musicians as The Beach Boys on their most famous recordings. These same players recorded with Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley.
The museum houses the instruments used on hundreds of these iconic recordings. For example, Joe Osborn’s Fender jazz bass used on all The Carpenters records, Mamas and the Papas, The Grass Roots, Simon and Garfunkel to name a few while in California and many more country hits after moving to Nashville such as Lucille by Kenny Rogers.
In this years Induction Ceremony and Concert the museum inducted Garth brooks and his studio musicians, The G-Men. They have played on virtually every record he has recorded from 1988 until now, not to mention individually recording with Elvis, Crystal Gayle, George Jones & Tammy Wynette.
The museum houses the control board from Jack’s Tracks Recording Studio where Garth recorded most of his hits, as well as instruments from all the G-Men including instruments Garth used in the studio that you have heard on over 70 million albums to date purchased by his fans.
These videos above provide a good overview.
Is access to the GRAMMY Gallery included in price?
The GRAMMY Museum Gallery® at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive facility for Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum visitors. It allows guests to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, and gives all ages the opportunity to be onstage and interact with every aspect of the recording process.
When are you open? Are you open on public holidays?
We’re open Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Thanksgiving. Closing at 4pm on New Years Eve. There are rare times we are closed due to maintenance or special event. Check the website or social media on the day you intend to visit.
Is the Museum wheelchair accessible ?
We are fully wheelchair accessible, including a ramp, designed for wheelchairs from the road to the front door. We do have one wheelchair for visitors to borrow if necessary. There are also many chairs in the museum which are available for visitors if they wish to sit down during their tour.
Can we rent the space for private events?