Charles Esten to Join Lineup for Sam Phillips Tribute Concert at Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Tomorrow
NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 28, 2015—Charles Esten, star of ABC’s hit show Nashville, will perform in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, August 29, at 2:00 p.m. Paying homage to Sam Phillips and the Sun record label Phillips created, Esten will join Sonny Burgess, Mark Collie, Luther Dickinson, Eric Heatherly, W.S. “Fluke” Holland, Chuck Mead, Jerry Phillips, Charlie Rich Jr., the Secret Sisters, J. M. Van Eaton, and more for the concert. For a full lineup, click here.
The concert marks the opening of a new exhibit at the museum, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, which officially opens today, August 28. Phillips changed the landscape of popular music in the 1950s, and this Saturday musicians who recorded for him and younger artists who have been influenced by his work will gather to perform and pay tribute to Phillips.
In addition, Phillips biographer and exhibit co-curator Peter Guralnick will moderate a panel, Go, Cat, Go: Sam Phillips in the Studio, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, with Sonny Burgess, J. M. Van Eaton, W. S. “Fluke” Holland, and Jerry Phillips in the museum’s Ford Theater.
All programs are free with museum admission or membership, and attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to the event. Program passes are distributed two hours prior to the event at the museum's box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.
For additional programming and exhibit details visit countrymusichhalloffame.org.