Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield? Today the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced that they plan on holding over their exhibit, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the exhibit will be on display through December 2014.
Opened in March 2012, Dwight Yoakam narrates on the video interactive display alongside the sounds of those that made the California Country sound famous. On display includes handwritten song lyrics, as well as clothing, instruments, and many other music memorabilia items.
“The Bakersfield Sound exhibition has been incredibly popular with our visitors,” said CMHOF Director Kyle Young. “By extending its run, we are ensuring that even more music fans can learn about a key component of music history. This exhibition has also been rich with live programming opportunities—we’ve had Kay Adams, Country Music Hall of Fame members Merle Haggard and Jean Shepard, Red Simpson, members of Buck Owens’ family and many more here since the opening—and this extra year will allow us to further expand on the exhibit story with more great programs.”
The Bakersfield Sound exhibit will continue to be accompanied by an ongoing series of school and family programs, including live performances, panel discussions, films, instrument demonstrations and more, through December 2014.
For more information, be sure to go to www.countrymusichalloffame.org.