Nashville is nicknamed Music City for an obvious reason: it's the Country music capital of the world. From the honky tonk bars, to stars getting their big breaks at open mic nights, the whole aura of the city is based on the lively Country music scene. Needless to say, the Country Music Hall of Fame calls Nashville home and yes, it's among the free things to do in Nashville this weekend.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a massive interactive Southern heaven in Nashville that honors all the Country music stars dating back to the start of the genre. This is the chance to show your appreciation for Hall of Famers from Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift at this wonderland full of musical memorabilia. The plus is, you don't even have to spend a dime.

This Sunday, Dec. 15, you can actually visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for free from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Send your regards to the Ford Company Fund because they are the ones making this happen.

General admission tickets are typically $26 and the experiences and tours are priced separately, so you're really snagging yourself a deal here. You can also get 20% off annual memberships if you fall in love and decide you want to come back.

This free "Ford Community Day" lets Country music lovers bask in the glory of the Hall of Fame at no cost and you'll even get to enjoy perks like free live performances and songwriter sessions featuring artists like Kelly Archer, Ingrid Andress and Fats Kaplin.

Tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will also be free on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are tons of cool immersive exhibits to check out here including American Currents: The Music of 2018; Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors; and Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon. Of course you can't miss the giant wall of records.

The museum also has tons of historical paraphernalia including a moving image collection, a digital archive and a permanent objects collection that includes a harmonica used by the first African-American country star, DeFord Bailey and Les Paul's 1941 experimental "log" electric guitar.

If you're totally feeling the holiday spirit and want to unleash your inner child, you can even snap a pic with Santa. 

Don't miss out on this rare event that will totally spare your wallet from your typical weekend splurges.

Speaking of Country music legends, did you know Dolly Parton has a husband? Apparently hardly anyone knew of her 53-year marriage. Also, if you're a former One Direction fan, you have to check out these super cheap Nashville tickets for Niall Horan and Harry Styles next year.

 

Ford Community Day

Price: Free

When: Dec. 15

Address: 222 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN

Why You Need To Go: Explore a whole world of country music history at this free interactive event in Nashville


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