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Free Admission to Country Music Hall of Fame Dec. 11

Museum admission will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday as a way to say “thank you” to the Middle Tennessee community.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is partnering with the Ford Motor Company Fund for the museum’s 14th Ford Community Day, on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Museum admission will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday as a way to say “thank you” to the Middle Tennessee community and to reward lucky out-of-town visitors. Tours of Historic RCA Studio B will also be free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors can choose from a variety of programs and events that offer fun for all agesThe gold-selling trio Runaway June (“Buy My Own Drinks”), made up of Stevie Woodward, Natalie Stovall and Jennifer Wayne will perform, headlining a full day of activities, which include a Songwriter Session with Parker Welling (“Love You Like I Used To,” Russell Dickerson; “What’s Your Country Song,” Thomas Rhett), a Musician Spotlight with Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grammy winner Charlie McCoy and various family programs. Visitors will also be able to drop into Hatch Show Print’s classroom between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to print a holiday card and learn more about one of America’s oldest working letterpress print shops.

Ford Community Day performances include:

  • Songwriter Session: Parker Welling (11 – 11:45 a.m., Ford Theater)
  • Performance: Runaway June (12:30 – 1:15 p.m., CMA Theater)
  • Musicians Spotlight: Charlie McCoy (2 – 2:45 p.m., Ford Theater)

Family programs in the Taylor Swift Education Center include:

  • Creative Zone: Sparkle, Fringe and Rock & Roll: Wearing the Western Edge (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Ukulele Workshop and Blues Jam with Harmonica Player Carlos DeFord Bailey (10:30 – 11 a.m., 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. and Noon – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Velvet Elvis Painting (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Musical Instrument Petting Zoo (2 – 4 p.m.)

Reservations for tickets to the performances are available at A limited number of tickets will also be available at the museum on Sunday, Dec. 11, Ford Community Day.

In addition to programming and events, special discounts are available to museum visitors that day. Ford Community Day visitors who show their Ford car key will receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Store and Hatch Show Print, and on food and beverage purchases at Red Onion and Bajo Sexto (excludes alcohol and gift certificates).

Visitors who wish to purchase a museum membership on this day will receive $5 off an Individual Level membership and $10 off a Family Level membership. The discount will be honored only on Dec. 11, 2022, at both the membership desk and online. Visit and use discount code FORD2022.

For more information on Ford Community Day, visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.