Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Special Programming for Grand Opening Weekend May 17-20

Following public grand opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at 5th Avenue South and Demonbreun will open with a schedule of special programming through the weekend.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday’s museum admission will be free to the public through 6 p.m. At 8 a.m. on Thursday, timed admission tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed from a tented box office on the 5th Avenue South side of the city park located directly across Demonbreun from the museum. The last tour will begin at 5 p.m. The museum store will be open until 7 p.m.

Beginning on Friday, May 18, the museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For the summer season, Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum will remain open until 10 p.m. on Thursdays. The gallery tour is expected to take a minimum of two hours.

Admission is $14.95 single day/ $24.95 two day for adults; $7.95 single day/ $12.95 two day for children ages 6-15; and free to children under 6. More information is available at or 1-800-852-6437.