If you made your way to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015 to bask in all of the country music history and take a stroll in the Hall of Fame rotunda, you’re not alone. There’s been nearly one million of you so far, and counting. And if you haven’t been to the Hall of Fame so far in 2015, now might be a good time to plan to attend. Because someone will be the Hall of Fame’s record-setting one millionth visitor in a calendar year, and that lucky person will walk away with some serious country music booty.
In 2014, the Hall of Fame and Museum set an attendance record of 970,971 heads through the door, up from 668,577 attendees in 2013, which was also a record at the time, and up from a record 564,777 in 2012. That’s what you call an upward trajectory. Revenue for the non-profit has also been skyrocketing over the past few years along with the rising attendance numbers, helped by a $100 million-dollar expansion, a conjoining with the Omni Hotel and the Music City Center convention complex, and a partnership with the relocated Hatch Show Print. It all ties in with a greater interest in downtown Nashville as a tourist destination due to the Nashville TV show on ABC among other factors, and a big push for tourism by the city.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is anticipating the one millionth customer will walk through the door on December 4th, and is offering all attendees on that day 10% off purchases in the Museum Store, 10% off at Hatch Show Print, as well as 10% off food and beverage purchases. And if you’re lucky enough to be the one millionth customer, you will receive:
” Museum membership for 2016
” $500 shopping spree at the Museum Store/Circa
” $250 shopping spree at Hatch Show Print
” 2 tickets to a 2016 Artist-in-Residence Performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame
” 2 tickets to CMA Music Fest 2016 ” 2 plane tickets for CMA Music Fest 2016 ” Hotel accommodations for CMA Music Fest 2016
” 2 tickets to 50th Annual CMA Awards
So if you’re in Nashville that day, you may want to stop by. Or you could hit up TGI Fridays and get some potato skins or something.