Tickets: $30 for Frist Art Museum members; $45 for not-yet-members (includes admission to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Frist Art Museum, and parking at the Frist Art Museum).
Learn about the guitar from various perspectives in this afternoon-long experience: hear it played, learn its history, and see it represented in visual art from the past two centuries. Presented in partnership with the Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, this experience will include a forty-five-minute performance by an accomplished guitarist, a guided tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on some of the most significant guitars on display, and a guided tour of Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art at the Frist Art Museum. The experience begins at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Transportation between museums will not be provided.
1:00–1:45 p.m. – Musician Spotlight: Steve Wariner
2:00–3:00 p.m. – Guided tour of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum galleries by Instrument Collection Curator Jack Clutter
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Guided tour of the Frist Art Museum’s Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art by Chief Curator Mark Scala
About Steve Wariner
Steve Wariner is a multifaceted artist, musician, and songwriter. He has charted fourteen number-one hits and more than thirty top-ten singles, and has earned four Grammy Awards. As a songwriter, he has written hits for Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the Taillights”), Garth Brooks (“Longneck Bottle”), and Keith Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”). Country Music Hall of Fame member Chet Atkins dubbed Wariner a “certified guitar player” (C.G.P.), recognizing his outstanding musicianship and their close relationship. Wariner is one of only five C.G.P.s, as well as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and the Musicians Hall of Fame.