Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, has opened in Nashville. With a completely different concept, the Nashville location will be the beloved brand’s first to focus solely on superstars that have shaped America’s musical landscape.
The immersive experience will make guests the star of the show as they take a journey through different genres and eras in America’s musical history alongside a dynamic cast of their favorite icons. Accompanied by vivid and authentic scenery, Madame Tussauds Nashville will transport guests to a mid-century recording studio, the original Grand Ole Opry stage in the 1970s, a rock-themed dive bar, the famous Bluebird CafÃ© and backstage at their favorite contemporary artist’s concert.
The multi-sensory experience will be filled with many interactive components that allow guests to step into the music, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feel the rush as they perform onstage in front of a crowd with some of today’s biggest country icons backing them up. Their performance will determine whether they leave with thousands of new admiring fans or by being booed off the stage!
Visitors from across the globe have the chance to shake their hips with Elvis, play the piano with Stevie Wonder, take a selfie with Katy Perry or dance with Justin Timberlake, and are encouraged to take pictures, touch and have fun with the figures. Madame Tussauds is an ideal group experience and captures the essence of “Music City” by taking you on a musical journey from the 50s to today. Opry Mills offers free parking to motor coaches and the attraction is located directly across the street from the Grand Ole Opry. Group and tour operator rates are available as well as educational workshops for school groups.
Many of the 50 music heavy-hitters coming to this star-studded attraction have already been announced as permanent residents of the brand’s newest locale. Some of the music royalty hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville will include BeyoncÃ©, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen.
Several celebrities (like Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker) have joined forces with Madame Tussauds Nashville to have a little fun and debut their figures — multi-talented entertainer, Reba McEntire, even had her figure stand in for her during a sound check at her Vegas show at Caesar’s Palace.
Country superstar, Brad Paisley, debuted the figure of his close friend and late Grand Ole Opry legend, Little Jimmy Dickens on the iconic Opry at the Ryman stage. Paisley even paid tribute to his late friend with a performance of his favorite Dickens’ song, to the delight of the crowd.
The unrivaled craftsmanship of each figure is truly an experience not to be missed. Each Madame Tussauds figure is a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months of extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds’ legacy.
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