Musician Hall of Fame
The Musicians Hall of Fame in Tennessee has honored musicians over the years, regardless of their genre or chosen instrument. Inductees are chosen by music industry professionals and the American Federation of Musicians.
The museum was first opened in 2006, and exhibits featured instruments owned and played by the actual artists. Some of the exhibits you will see when you visit include historical artifacts and instruments played in songs by Hank Williams Sr., Frank Sinatra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chicago, Elvis, The Supremes and more! Learn the musical history behind difference genres and instruments, as well as information about the musicians and artists who are honored at the museum.
The museum is housed at the beautiful Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Nashville. The current exhibitions held here include:
LA Exhibit: This exhibit features instruments that were used by the Mamas and the Papas, Bread, The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys.
Motown Exhibit: This exhibit houses instruments that were used by Motown wonders such as The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Supremes, and Stevie Wonder.
American Studio Exhibit: Guests will be able to explore an actual studio booth as well as see instruments that were used by The Box Tops, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.
Stax Recording Studio Exhibit: Explore the history of one of the most famous recording agencies in the world. This exhibit features instruments that were used by artists like Otis Redding, Booker T and the MGs, Eddie Floyd, and Sam and Dave.
Nashville Exhibit: See the best of Music City's finest with instruments from Hank Williams Sr, Ringo Starr, Tammy Wynette, Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and George Harrison.
Muscle Shoals Exhibit: Here, guests will see instruments that touched the hands of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, and Rod Stewart.
The GRAMMY Museum Gallery: This gallery features a Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum facility. Explore the interactive exhibit and see the history of the GRAMMY awards.
Walk through the museum at your own leisure and enjoy numerous videos and audio that explain some of the biographies and history of the musicians and the music they created and produced over the course of their musical careers. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture some of the history for yourself, and to show off to your friends and family as you demonstrate your new musical knowledge prowess! This is a museum you'll definitely want to visit during your vacation in Nashville.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Musician Hall of Fame?
Guests spend about 2 hours here.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop.
- Are wheelchairs and strollers available? Is there a rental fee?
There is one wheelchair available.
- Is Musician Hall of Fame handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
- For what ages is Musician Hall of Fame appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available at Musician Hall of Fame?
There are downtown parking areas for a fee.