Tickets go on sale for “String Fever”
12-12-12 Concert benefits
the Tennessee State Museum
NASHVILLE, TN - October 17, 2012 - Vince Gill, 20-time Grammy Award winner, will headline and host “String Fever,” a concert benefiting the Tennessee State Museum Foundation. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and is an inductee into the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and, most recently, received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joining Vince will be an all-star cast of 20 legendary musicians, including Phil Brown, Larry Carlton, Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy, Steve Gibson, Rory Hoffman, Johnny Hyland, John Jorgenson, Colin Linden, Jack Pearson, Al Perkins, Andy Reiss, Marty Stuart, Guthrie Trapp, and Steve Wariner. The back-up band includes the multi-talented musicians Peter Abbott, Kenny Greenberg, Jon Jarvis, and Michael Rhodes.
The performance will take place on December 12 at TPAC’s Polk Theater beginning at 8:30 p.m. Reserved concert tickets may be purchased at the TPAC box office for $52. The TPAC box office, located in the Polk Cultural Center in downtown Nashville, 5th Avenue and Deaderick Street, is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to show time. Tickets may also be purchased online at patron.tpac.org or by phone at 615-782-4040, Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Please note there is an additional handling fee of $8 per ticket for all tickets purchased online or by phone. Group tickets of eight or more may be purchased at a discounted price by contacting Lindsay Pippin at TPAC Group Sales 615-782-4060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special VIP ticket package is available for $250 per ticket. There is an additional handling fee of $35 if purchased online or by phone. This package includes a VIP reception prior to the concert at the State Museum, reserved priority seating, a exhibition catalog for The Guitar: An American Love Story, and a one-year individual membership to the Tennessee State Museum Foundation.
Valet parking is available the evening of the concert from 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $18. The drop-off and pick-up areas are located on 6th Avenue under the TPAC marquee.
The benefit concert “String Fever” is presented by the Tennessee State Museum Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition, The Guitar: An American Love Story, featuring a selection of some of the rarest guitars ever created. More than 150 world-class guitars, both vintage models and celebrity owned favorites, which have been gathered from private and museum collections will be showcased at the State Museum, including Vince Gill’s cherished 1942 Martin D-28.
The proceeds of the concert will benefit the Tennessee State Museum Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, which supports the State Museum’s exhibitions, events and permanent collection.
For more information about the concert contact:
Museum Event Coordinator, Sharon.Dennis@tn.gov 615-253-0113
Museum Foundation Membership Manager, Beth.Lekander@tn.gov 615-741-2539.
The exhibition, The Guitar: An American Love Story, is sponsored by Gibson Guitar Corporation, City National Bank, C.F. Martin & Company, PLA Media, Cotten Music, and Nashville Arts Magazine.
For more information about the exhibition please visit www.tnmuseum.org.
About the Tennessee State Museum:
In 1937, the Tennessee General Assembly created a state museum to care for World War I artifacts and other collections from the state and other groups. The museum was located in the lower level of the War Memorial Building until it was moved into the new James K. Polk Cultural Center in 1981. The Tennessee State Museum currently occupies three floors, covering approximately 120,000 square feet with more than 60,000 square feet devoted to exhibits. The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. For more information please visit: www.tnmuseum.org