Family Programming with Country Music Hall of Fame

Contact Information Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, USA (615) 416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org/family Registration Info: Free with registration required by one hour before the program begins.
event dates
  • 26
    Sep 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Saturday

pricing
FREE
Ages
Ages 7 and older

Join Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum educators for family fun with art, music, storytelling and history programs on FieldTripZoom at 10:30 a.m. Free with registration required.

 

Online Family Program: Explore the Acoustic Guitar: Jimmie Rodgers Style

Saturday, September 5; 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Central

Drawing from diverse elements including the folk music of his southern upbringing, the work chants of railroad section crews and, most importantly, Black American blues, Jimmie Rodgers evolved a lasting musical style that distinguishes him as the Father of Country Music. In this program, participants will learn about the man whose music influenced the likes of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Howlin’ Wolf, and take a virtual look at Rodgers’s 1928 Weymann acoustic guitar, on display in the museum’s Precious Jewel exhibit. Museum educator Adam Ollendorff will also guide participants through the fundamentals of Rodgers’s playing style and lead the group in song. Ollendorff has toured and recorded with Kacey Musgraves and John Oates. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.

Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the program.

 

Online Family Program: Recycled Bluegrass Banjos

Saturday, September 12; 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Central

Descending from West Africa and the Middle East, the banjo is an unmistakable part of country music’s sound. Participants will take a closer look at the banjo’s history, hear a banjo demonstration and learn about influential banjo player Earl Scruggs. Then, create their own miniature jar lid banjo craft inspired by Scruggs’s Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo in the museum’s Precious Jewel exhibit. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Scruggs’s invented a banjo picking style that became an essential building block of bluegrass. Recommended for ages five and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.

Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the program.

 

Online Family Program: Explore the Acoustic Guitar: Mother Maybelle Carter Style

Saturday, September 19; 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Central

Drawing upon the guitar playing of Black American musician Lesley Riddle, Maybelle Carter crafted a style known as the “Carter Scratch,” which became one of the best known and most influential approaches to guitar in country music. In this program, participants will explore the history of Mother Maybelle and The Carter Family—credited with putting country music on the map—and take a virtual look at Maybelle’s 1928 Gibson L-5 acoustic guitar, on display in the museum’s Precious Jewel exhibit. Museum educator Adam Ollendorff will also guide participants through the fundamentals of the “Carter Scratch,” and lead the group in singing “Can the Circle Be Unbroken.” Ollendorff has toured and recorded with Kacey Musgraves and John Oates. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.

 

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