Check out these upcoming events at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
All events are free with admission to the museum and free to museum members, except as noted.
1Make an Outlaw Bandana
Sunday, February 16
Make an Outlaw Bandana – 10:00 am -1 pm
Willie Nelson is known not only for his music but also for his signature look, which includes a bandana and long hair that is often braided. Explore the style of the Outlaws, then customize your own bandana–the perfect look for getting on the road and making music with your friends.
2Thirteenth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum
Thursday, February 20
Thirteenth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum honoring Bev Paul – 6:30 p
With great record-business acumen and a passion for music, Bev Paul joined the staff of Sugar Hill Records and label founder Barry Poss in 1991. During Paul’s tenure, Sugar Hill emerged as one of the most important independent labels in history. Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Nickel Creek, and Robert Earl Keen released seminal albums on the label, which also embraced singer-songwriters such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Paul nurtured many young professional women who would go on to play key roles throughout the music industry.
The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum is a free event presented annually to honor a music industry leader who exemplifies the legacy of Louise Scruggs. More Info
3Perk up Your Pics
Saturday, February 22
Perk Up Your Pics – 10:30 a
What makes a good photograph? Photography is an important part of both the music and sports industries–for things such as publicity photos, candid snapshots, and career documentation. Explore photographs of and by country artists to see what elements make a captivating still image. Learn tips and tricks to make your photos look their best before exploring the galleries to take your own photographs. Walk away with your photo in a custom frame. Ages five and up. Taylor Swift Education Center.
4Showing of The Jimmy Dean Show
Sunday, February 23
Film: The Jimmy Dean Show, with Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, the Jordanaires, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb (1964) – 11:00 a.m.
The Jimmy Dean Show was a weekly variety show, hosted by Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean, that aired on ABC for three seasons. This episode features performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Minnie Pearl, and Ernest Tubb. The episode also includes commercials that aired during the original broadcast. Fifty-seven minutes. Ford Theater.
5Introduction to GarageBand
Saturday, February 29
Family Program: Introduction to GarageBand -1:30 p
Smartphones, tablets, and recording software have given the masses the power to record and produce music. In this introductory class, musician and educator Adam Ollendorff will teach participants the basics of GarageBand music production software, including how to create a drum loop, add guitar and keyboard sounds, and record voices. Ollendorff has played on recordings by Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood. Headphones and iPads provided, or bring your own. Ages seven and up.