Merle Haggard Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

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Merle Haggard Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

Postby lo&m » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:59 pm

Country music great Merle Haggard, who passed away in 2016, will be honored with a museum in downtown Nashville, it was announced today.

The museum will open in conjunction with an adjacent restaurant dubbed Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon.

In announcing the development, Haggard’s widow Theresa Haggard said she had partnered on the venture with Bill and Shannon Miller of Icon Entertainment Group, who own the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline museums, also in downtown Nashville.

“Merle would be very happy knowing that his museum will be next door to his dear friend Johnny Cash,” Haggard added. “I’m sure he is up there smiling about that. Our family is also very excited about the Merle-themed restaurant and bar featuring first-class, Southern home cooking and a saloon to boot. This museum will be a way to preserve and share the love Merle had for music and life.”

The museum is slated to open in the summer of 2018. Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon will be operated by the Swett family of Swett’s Restaurant in Nashville.
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Re: Merle Haggard Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

Postby Smudger » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:05 pm

That's Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and George Jones museums all on the same street. I walked past the last 3 in September but didn't go into any of them. I was tempted with the George Jones one as it has a rooftop bar with some good live music (James Carothers plays there regularly) but just didn't have the time.

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Re: Merle Haggard Museum Coming To Downtown Nashville

Postby PeterJD » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 pm

I spent a good few hours in the Johnny Cash Museum and had a long talk with the curator Bill Miller, he seemed to adore Johnny. It was for my money, and with a small bit of bias the best museum in Nashville.
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