Nashville's Musicians Hall Of Fame And Museum Now Closed
February 15, 2010 at 8:34 AM (PT)
The MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM gave free admission to the public on SATURDAY (2/13), the last day at its location on Sixth Avenue South in NASHVILLE, before it is demolished for the construction of NASHVILLE’s MUSIC CITY CENTER. Turnout for the final day was good, with crowds of more than 1,000 guests estimated.
A new location has not been determined. According to the MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME website, they have been asked if the museum will remain in NASHVILLE, and have stated that MUSIC CITY is where the museum was founded and where they would like it to stay, but they are exploring all possibilities at this time.
JOE CHAMBERS founded the HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM four years ago. FRIDAY (2/12), a judge ruled NASHVILLE could take the building through eminent domain and gave CHAMBERS seven days to leave the building. CHAMBERS is in the process of packing up 30,000 square feet of musical instruments and artifacts to put in storage. CHAMBERS says it will cost $9 million to reopen the facility. He was awarded $5 for the property by the city.