Nashville’s Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum has introduced a brand new exhibition honoring one in all Music Metropolis’s most-loved venues and musical communities, the Station Inn. Opening subsequent Friday (January 15), The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon will run till January 2 subsequent 12 months.
“The Station Inn has executed a lot greater than merely present a venue the place musicians and followers alike can collect to play and listen to music,” says Kyle Younger, CEO of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum. “[It] has constructed and nurtured a group. The camaraderie, the enjoyment and the sounds that greet patrons coming into the membership are an expertise like no different. We’re joyful to share the story of a venue that continues to be a sanctuary and haven for a few of the best artists and their music.”
The Station Inn opened in 1974 close to Centennial Park, shifting to its present tackle in Nashville’s downtown Gulch district, on twelfth Avenue South, in 1978. It describes itself as a “music listening room” spotlighting the perfect in bluegrass, basic nation, Americana and roots music.
The nightspot was based by bluegrass musicians and singers Bob and Ingrid Fowler, Marty and Charmaine Lanham, Jim Bornstein, and Pink and Fowl Lee Smith, as a haven for fellow artists and followers with a venue the place they may play and listen to bluegrass music. Future Bluegrass Music Corridor of Fame member J.T. Grey purchased the Station Inn in 1981. It has performed host to such greats as Vince Gill, Invoice Monroe, Ricky Skaggs and Mac Wiseman, Dierks Bentley, the Fairfield 4, Alison Krauss, the McCrary Sisters, Molly Tuttle and plenty of others.
Highlights of the exhibition embrace:
* Seats from a tour bus utilized by Lester Flatt—now serving as seating within the venue
* A wood field used for a few years to gather admission charges on the membership entrance
* A fiddle performed extensively by Tammy Rogers with the SteelDrivers
* The 1927 Gibson A-Jr. mannequin mandolin utilized by Nashville Bluegrass Band member Mike Compton in efficiency and to create his Grammy-winning contribution to the movie O Brother, The place Artwork Thou?
* Mike Bub’s Kay M-1 double bass, performed with many teams at The Station Inn, together with Weary Hearts, the Del McCoury Band, and the Sidemen
* A poster coated with the autographs of musicians who performed the membership and well-known patrons
* A sound-mixing console described by proprietor J.T. Grey as “the primary piece of contemporary sound tools we ever purchased”
The Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum is working temperature checks on entry, and requires all guests over the age of two to put on masks. Guests are requested to take care of a distance of six toes from different events. Tickets and extra data are available here.