NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s annual Deck the Hall event, a month-long holiday celebration presented by Balsam Hill, kicks off 4: 30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 with the lighting of a 25-foot Balsam Hill Christmas tree in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory. The evening will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Cassadee Pope, who will sing hits and holiday classics.
In addition to the tree lighting, museum goers can take part activities throughout the holiday season:
• Free photos with Santa Claus every Saturday and Sunday Nov. 24-Dec. 16 in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory.
• String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry, a free puppet show created by the Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, returns Nov. 23-24.
• Kids can print their own Hatch Show Print poster for free and learn about letterpress printing from the staff of one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the U.S. Dec. 2.
• A variety of hands-on activities Taylor Swift Education Center including cookie and ornament decorating Dec. 9.
• Tours of Historic RCA Studio B featuring live performances of classic country and holiday songs by Emily West and Whiskey Wolves of the West Dec. 8 and Jason Coleman with Meagan Taylor Anderson Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited.
Most holiday programs are free with museum admission and to museum members. Through Community Counts, youth (ages 18 and under) who live in Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson county will receive free walk-up admission outside of school hours, and up to two accompanying adults will receive a 25 percent discount on admission.
For events and more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall2018.
About The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The 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 is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and welcomes over one million patrons each year, placing it among the most visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B®, Hatch Show Print®, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling 615-416-2001.
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