Hatch Show Print
Hatch Show Print
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Hatch Show Print is one of America's oldest letterpress shops, in business since 1879. It has created original art for Elvis Presley, Grand Ole Opry stars and contemporary artists like The Black Keys. Step inside the shop to view printmaking in action, take the official tour or shop its selection of historic restrikes, apparel and collectibles. The retail shop is open to the public, with ticketed tours at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Keri B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very interesting tour. Fun to see how all those unique posters are made! A little disappointed at the souvenir poster but it's ok.
Written April 1, 2024
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Dave C
Washington, District of Columbia, United States13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're interested in the history of concert posters in America (which, if you're considering this tour, I assume you are?) then this show is a worthwhile add to the CMA experience overall. Our docent was really informed and the discussion about typesetting, as well as the overall history of print advertising for concerts, was super interesting to me! I liked being able to use one of the Letterpress kits to print out a souvenir. Bailey (one of our two guides) really seemed to love her job.
Written November 8, 2023
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ph0ugh1
Denham Springs, LA23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This experience was more of a history lecture with a short hands-on demo. The last time we went, it was an actual tour where we walked on the floor of the print shop and were able to see (but not touch, of course) the beautiful presses and woodblocks, etc. We even went near the shelving and saw some of the larger and older pieces such as what is displayed in the window (which is what is shown on this trip). This is truly a living museum, and seeing through the window what anyone can see on any given day is not that special. Sorry to be negative, because this is my favorite place in Nashville. But, any way, it's a stretch to call this a tour. My granddaughter was very disappointed, because I had told her of my experience. Even the souvenir printing was lacking this time around, sorry to say - Oh well, we bought a poster and a t-shirt, and I told my sweet granddaughter "the rest of the story"...
Written July 12, 2023
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Andrew U
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Loved it! Such a close link to so many big pop, rock and country artists from the 50s to the present day.
Two tour guides, one gave a full account of the history of Hatch, the other a breakdown on the printing process itself. Really engaging and interesting, with laughs along the way.
The souvenir print is just putting the finishing touches on an existing print, but a nice takeaway all the same.
Written July 7, 2023
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Studio101West
San Luis Obispo County, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
If you are nostalgic, into old music or letter press printing you will love this place. We got a personal tour of this active commercial letter press printing shop full of old music posters.
Written June 27, 2023
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joanw1960
Baltimore, MD23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour thanks to Sarah. It was so interesting and she was a delight. Many many thanks to Matt Johnson at the Country Music Museum for saving the day and making this happen.
Written June 12, 2023
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akitkat118
Massapequa, NY136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was ok and not what we expected. I kind of thought we would be able to make our own poster but instead they had a pre-determined design and it was half done so you only painted the blocks for the last layer and pressed it. Otherwise it is just a lot of someone talking at you about the history. We had taken my 11 and 7 year olds and they were really bored - my 7 year old thought it would be more interactive in making the poster. We ended up leaving the tour with 10 minutes to go.
Written April 17, 2023
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TAP647
Chicago, IL517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A fun way to learn about the art of the printing press, as well as the connection to country music. This was a nice add on the Hall of Fame tickets. The personal poster is pretty standard, but still fun. The gift shop is great. If you can go on a weekday then you may see the shop making posters for current clients, which is fun.
Written March 28, 2023
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beegal
Iowa City, IA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
You don't actually get to go into the print shop itself (you can view it from afar), but our guides gave a wonderful, informative tour about the history, answered all questions, and helped us make a quick small poster. A great Nashville stop!
Written March 1, 2023
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julie_canada
Canada98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wouldn’t call it a tour as most of the time is spent in one room but it was none the less super informative and interesting. Lots of history and fun facts.
Written October 10, 2022
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