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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

'Marionettes and Martinis' at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 7/5

WHO: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum presents “Marionettes and Martinis,” a special evening showing of String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry for those ages 21 and over.

WHEN: Friday, July 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The museum’s galleries will be open until 8 p.m. that evening.

WHAT: String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry uses marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and an ever-changing set to tell the story of country music as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City. The show allows guests to experience this exciting true story through nearly 100 puppets, ranging from the Staple Singers to Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift.

String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry was created by Wishing Chair Productions, the resident puppet theater company at the Nashville Public Library, in collaboration with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Adult beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

WHERE: The program will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater. Admission to this special showing is free and seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved here.

For more information on this program, visit

About Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and welcomes over one million patrons each year, placing it among the most visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B®, Hatch Show Print®, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.


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