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Hall of Fame Expansion Fundraiser

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum held a fundraiser event Thursday, July 28th 2011 to help raise money for the upcoming expansion.  Tuck Hinton Architects, who built the magnificent current building, are returning for the expansion.  Due for completion in spring 2014, the expansion will triple the current exhibit space, include an 800-seat theater, and offer an educational center with children’s gallery, classrooms and recording studio. It will be connected to the Omni Hotel on three levels.

Today’s event marked the beginning of the public phase of the $75-million fundraising initiative called “Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here Campaign.” Thanks to generous donations by Nashville and nationwide power brokers, many of whom gathered today, $56.8-million was raised during the campaign’s silent phase. More than $48-million of that comes from donors who contributed $1-million or more, including a lead gift of $6.5-million from Steve and Judy Turner.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean attended the fundraiser event. Music was provided by Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Spicher and Alan Jackson.

For More information on CMHF Fundraiser go to http://www.musicrow.com/2011/07/hall-of-fame-shares-expansion-details-at-fundraising-launch/

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We are “Working on a Building” where the country music of yesterday, today , and tomorrow will continue to live. www.workingonabuilding.org