Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: Country Music Hall of Fame


The Country Music Hall of Fame is one of my favorite tourist spots in Nashville.  The Hall has seen it's fair share of ups and downs over the last few years, but with the commitment of local artists, it is currently being expanded and is better than ever. 

Located a block from Bridgestone Arena and connected to the new convention center, this downtown attraction is a must do for any trip to Music City.  The Museum consist of the top 2 floor of the building.  It covers the history of country music utilizing state of the art multimedia displays intermingled with various pieces of country music history.

Miranda Lambert CMA Dress (really bad iphone pic!)
There are walls adorned with silver, gold and platinum records recognizing the greats of country music, and the actual hall of fame is located on the second floor.  Each member of the HoF is represented by a bronze plaque randomly placed around the rotunda. 

My favorite secret in the CMHoF is the Two Twenty Two Cafe and Grill.  This is by far my favorite Sunday Brunch spot in Nashvegas.  They serve lunch daily, and I have never been disappointed with my menu selection.  Fried Green Tomato & Mozzarella BLT, need I say more?  You don't have to pay museum admission to dine in the cafe, just simply waltz through the front door and head to your left, you can't miss it! 
Lunch Menu

 Tips for Visiting CMHoF
1. Check out http://countrymusichalloffame.com/VisitTheMuseum.php to find out about special events like a songwriter session or free admission days prior to your visit.
2. The CMHoF has great event spaces!  I was invited to a private event that included an after hours self guided tour, followed by a 5 star dinner, and entertainment by a local songwriter.  The staff of the Hall knows how to wine and dine.
3. Looking for a new location for a business lunch or brunch with the girls? Check out Two Twenty Two grill and cafe.  Here is a coupon too!  http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/VisitTheMuseum.php
4. The only way to tour the historic Studio B is through the Museum box office.  Book all of your tickets together for a discount. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh this looks so fun! I would definitely love to go there.