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 Dec. 11.
Museum admission will be free from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. as a 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 ages.
Runaway June will perform, headlining a full day of activities which include a Songwriter Session with Parker Welling (“Love You Like I Used To” by Russell Dickerson, “What’s Your Country Song” by Thomas Rhett), a Musician Spotlight with Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, and various family programs.
Visitors can also drop into Hatch Show Print’s classroom between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. to print a holiday card and learn more about one of America’s oldest working letterpress print shops. Family programs in the Taylor Swift Education Center will include Creative Zone: Sparkle, Fringe and Rock & Roll: Wearing the Western Edge; Ukulele Workshop and Blues Jam with Harmonica Player Carlos DeFord Bailey; Velvet Elvis Painting; and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.
Reservations for tickets to the performances are available at countrymusichalloffame.org/ford22. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the museum on Dec. 11.
In addition to programming and events, special discounts will be available to museum visitors. 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.
Visitors who wish to purchase a museum membership will receive $5 off an Individual Level membership and $10 off a Family Level membership. The discount will be honored only on Dec. 11 at both the membership desk and online. To redeem, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/membership and use discount code FORD2022.