Visit: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, 401 Gay St, Nashville, TN 37201-2000
Visit the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the heart of downtown Nashville. All-day admission grants you entry into one of the city's top museums, highlighting top performing artists as well as the musicians behind the music.
Stop by and see the instruments used on hundreds of iconic songs, such as Joe Osborn’s Fender jazz bass used in hit songs by The Carpenters, Mamas and the Papas, The Grass Roots, and Simon and Garfunkel. Other notable exhibits include the control board from Jack’s Tracks Recording Studio where Garth Brooks recorded most of his hits, as well as the original stage where Jimi Hendrix once performed.
The GRAMMY Museum Gallery®
With the privacy of headphones, visitors can play electric drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar, or sing along with Ray Charles and the Raelettes, the all-girl group who provided backing vocals for the legendary musician. For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes in the studio, exhibits for songwriting, engineering, and producing allow Gallery attendees to get in the booth and see for themselves what it takes to cut a record. There are also interactive exhibits for singing, recording, and DJing, and a recording studio and rehearsal room for those who want the full recording experience.