The first museum opened June 6, 2006 at 301 6th Ave. S., Nashville, Tennessee Exhibits consisted of instruments owned and played by well-known artists as well as behind-the-scenes session musicians. These musicians were often the house studio musicians in cities such as Memphis, Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, Muscle Shoals and New York City. These musicians were often the unsung heroes behind the hits of many great artists.
In February 2010, the city of Nashville purchased the MHOF property in order to make room for the Music City Center. The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum was moved to the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium and opened on August 29, 2013.
The 200,000 square foot building houses the historic 10,000 seat Municipal Auditorium. The 68,000 sq. ft. exhibit floor, which was also Nashville's first convention center, will now house the museums artifacts and museum.
Cover image by the Musicians Hall of Fame. Information courtesy of Wikipedia.