Football, cooking and benefits are on the agenda for the month of September at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
On September 9, the new Hank Williams Jr. Monday Night Football Spotlight Exhibit opened. Each year, Hank Jr. records a new version of his Monday Night Football theme song and stars in the accompanying video shown on ESPN at the start of each weekly broadcast. The shirt and vest he wore in this year’s video, designed by Nashville-based designer Manuel, will both be on display in the Museum’s second floor gallery.
The Museum’s All for the Hall fundraiser returns to Los Angeles for a third year on September 13 with performances by Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown and more. You can visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/afthla/ for more information and to purchase tickets. There is also an online auction of country music memorabilia and experiences to benefit All for the Hall. To view items up for auction and place your bids, visit www.biddingforgood.com/allforthehall.
On Wednesdays in September fans can enjoy lunch, music and autographs from country music artists starting at 11:00am. On September 14, Mark Wills will be on hand for the event. Ty Herndon will appear on September 21 and Restless Heart on September 28.
To prepare for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Week September 26 through October 2 in Nashville, the Museum will host a full day of bluegrass performances and workshops on September 24. The event runs from 11:00am to 4:30pm and is in honor of late country radio pioneers George and Marjorie Crump.
On the evening of September 28, the Museum and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music will co-present the Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music concert. Bill Monroe would have turned 100 on September 13 and in his honor, Del McCoury Band, Matt Combs, Mike Compton, Pat Enright, Ricky Skaggs and Roland White will perform. The event is free but a ticket is required to enter and can be picked up at the Museum’s information desk from 9:00am to 5:00pm.