Opening Friday, September 30, 2022.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s major exhibition Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, presented by City National Bank, traces the close-knit communities of visionary singers, songwriters, and musicians who lived in Los Angeles between the 1960s–1980s and their role in creating and shaping country-rock, the sound that changed American popular music.
Western Edge’s opening weekend will include a pair of one-of-a-kind concerts in the Museum’s CMA Theater, made possible in part by exhibit travel partner American Airlines.
The exhibit will be housed in the museum's newly transformed 5,000-square-foot gallery and open Sept. 30 for a nearly three-year run.
Western Edge will examine the close-knit communities of Los Angeles-based singers, songwriters and musicians who, from the 1960s through the 1980s, embraced country music, frequented local nightclubs, and created and shaped the musical fusion known as "country-rock" – ultimately making an indelible and lasting impact on popular music.
The exhibit will survey the rise of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt and many others who found commercial success by merging rock & roll rhythms and attitude with country and bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies.
These trailblazers’ musical contributions were expanded upon by the next generation of Los Angeles roots music performers – the Blasters, Rosie Flores, Los Lobos, Lone Justice, Dwight Yoakam and more – who once again looked to traditional American music for inspiration. Blending hard-edged honky-tonk, Mexican folk music, rockabilly and punk rock, these artists – along with their county-rock predecessors – provided inspiration to future generations of country and Americana artists.
Included in General Admission
$25.95/Seniors (60+), Students and AAA Members
$17.95/Youth (Ages 6-12)
Free Admission/Children 5 and Under and Members
Phone: (615) 416-2001
2022/09/30 - 2024/09/29
Additional time info:
The exhibit will be on view for a nearly three year run through some time in 2025.
Open daily 9AM-5PM, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
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