NASHVILLE – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is debuting a new summer concert series exclusively for its members: Hot Nights at the Hall, which will take place monthly, will feature live music, food, autograph signings and exclusive access to the Museum and Museum Store.
The series kicks off on June 17 with a Night Train to Nashville reunion concert featuring the Jimmy Church Band with special guests; Stealing Angels will perform on July 8 and Carter’s Chord will perform on Aug. 5.
Hot Nights at the Hall is sponsored by UBS.
Admission to Hot Nights at the Hall is free to all Museum members.
Membership at the Museum begins at $40 and includes admission to all three concert events as well as a year of free admission to the museum and so much more. A membership may be purchased at the event, by phone at 615-416-2075 or at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org/HotNights.
“Our members are a vital part of our Museum family, and their contributions directly support our mission,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “We created Hot Nights at the Hall as a way to say ‘thank you’ to them; we’re excited to offer them a chance to hear some great music, meet the performers, and enjoy our exhibits after hours.”
The 2011 Hot Nights at the Hall schedule includes:
Friday, June 17 Night Train to Nashville Reunion
The Jimmy Church Band headlines this reunion of R&B performers, many of whom were featured in the Museum’s acclaimed 2004-2005 exhibition Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970.
Friday, July 8 Stealing Angels
This well-pedigreed new country trio features descendants of Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn, John Wayne and Daniel Boone.
Friday, Aug. 5 Carter’s Chord
A trio of sisters, Carter’s Chord grew up immersed in country music – their parents performed with Country Music Hall of Fame member Waylon Jennings. Signed to Toby Keith’s Show Dog record label, their 6-song EP, Wild Together, was recently released.
Each Hot Nights at the Hall event runs from 6 – 9 p.m.; concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by autograph signings in the Museum Store.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is available at countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling 615-416-2001.