Fans of bluegrass music, take note. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum just announced their latest exhibit, The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon, will be open beginning on January 15, celebrating the iconic venue.
“The Station Inn has done so much more than simply provide a venue where musicians and fans alike can gather to play and hear music. The Station Inn has built and nurtured a community,” Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a statement. “The camaraderie, the joy and the sounds that greet patrons entering the club are an experience like no other. We are happy to share the story of a venue that continues to be a sanctuary and haven for some of the finest artists and their music.”
The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon will feature numerous artifacts and memorabilia, including venue seats which were repurposed from a Lester Flatt tour bus; a 1927 Gibson guitar used by Mike Compton when writing for the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?; a fiddle played by Tammy Rogers of the SteelDrivers, and much more.
The Station Inn, opened in 1974, has been located since 1978 in a nondescript building at 402 12th Avenue South, in the heart of the now-trendy section of Nashville called The Gulch. The historic venue has hosted some of bluegrass and country music’s biggest stars, including Bill Monroe, Vince Gill, John Prine, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and more.
The Country Music Hall of Fame reopened in September, after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Station Inn: Bluegrass Beacon will be open through January 2, 2022. Find more information by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website.