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April 22, 2024

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Free Day at the Hall Dec. 15

Enjoy one of Nashville's landmark attractions free of charge on Sunday, Dec. 15!

Nothing beats free family fun, and that's what's in store for you on Sunday, Dec. 15 during Ford Community Day at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. That's right, this Sunday everyone gets into the museum for free, and there are several programs happening to add to the holiday hoopla, including complimentary photos with Santa from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

“A part of Nashville for more than 50 years, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum makes it a priority to give back to the local community,” says Steve Turner, chairman of the museum’s board of officers and trustees. “Each year, the Ford Motor Company Fund generously allows the museum to open its doors for free to the public. We are grateful for their support and excited to make the museum available to our community for what is sure to be a memorable day.”


Songwriter Session: Kelly Archer (11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Ford Theater)

Musician Spotlight: Fats Kaplin (1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Ford Theater)

Performance: Ingrid Andress (2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., CMA Theater)


Creative Zone: Golden Hour Paper Fans (10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Taylor Swift Education Center)

Drop-In Hatch Show Print Letterpress Art (10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hatch Show Print)

Family Program: Learn to Line Dance: Country Crossover (10 – 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., Taylor Swift Education Center)

Family Program: Musical Petting Zoo (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Taylor Swift Education Center)

Free photos with Santa (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mike Curb Conservatory)

Family Program: Beginner Ukulele Workshop: DeFord Bailey Style (1:30 – 2 p.m., 2:15  – 2:45 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m., Taylor Swift Education Center)

Family Program: DeFord Bailey DIY Harmonicas (1:30 – 3:45 p.m., Taylor Swift Education Center)


In addition to programming and events, special discounts are available to museum visitors on Sunday. Visitors who show their Ford car key will get 10 percent off purchased on Circa The Museum Store and Hatch Show Print along with food and beverage purchases at Red Onion and Bajo Sexto (excludes alcohol and gift certificates).

If you've been thinking about purchasing a family membership to the museum, Sunday's the day to do it, because all individual and family level memberships will be available at a 20 percent discount. In case you can't make it to the museum on Sunday, you can still purchase the membership online with the discount on Sunday only — just go to and use discount code FORD20.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. For more info about Ford Community Day, call 615-416-2001 or visit


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