Madame Tussauds (Nashville, TN)
Attraction&Entertainment Solutions (A&ES) was pleased to work on this phenomenal project where you as a guest experience an epic musical journey as you write, record and perform with old and new American music legends that collectively inspired the soundtrack of America. With over 45 figures on display, this exciting attraction features a four-minute introduction show integrated into 11 musically themed zones with iconic 2D graphic-featured signage on the entrance facades. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played a musical instrument. This experience can make anyone a great musician!
Enter through Admissions Area 01 and be greeted by a renowned music legend as you join others in the country music genre. The giant red barn door is suspended with a huge illuminated guitar that guides you to the ticket desk made of different-sized flight cases in front of a huge, slowly turning vinyl record. The rodie hands over a backstage pass and tells you to “follow the white piano keys”. A transistor radio welcomes you through Transistor Corridor 02. Travel back in time audibly in Preshow 03 with iconic stereos, radios and turntables, each playing the popular music of the time. The music fades, and you begin to walk on a 1950’s American suburban street in Tennessee.
Soundtrack of America Show 04 invites you inside to sit in the living room and listen to a radio broadcast featuring an audio/visual journey through American music. The WSM Radio Station – Lobby 05 brings you into the most famed country music station in the world – WSM – where you can perform alongside the best! WSM Radio Station – Broadcasting Studio 06 features iconic musical figures spanning decades of American country music. Enter the WSM Radio Station – Ryman Opry Barn Dance 07 with legendary musical figures representing some of the biggest country music stars ever, and whose music and names laid the foundation for American country music to become what it is today. Next, you can cut your first vinyl record in Sun Studios 08 and meet ole blue suede shoes himself and the Million Dollar Quartet. Hang out with the band afterwards – use the recording booth and make music! Or hang out in the Green Room with some of the rowdiest, most talented guitar pickin’ dudes whose voices and sounds are integral to American music.
Onward you walk through Music Alley 09 with its neon signs, live music and bars showcasing music genres (Blues Jazz, Soul, Rock – even a Pulitzer Prize winner is featured) – feel free to use an open mic and belt one out. Visit Sal’s Music Management where you become a music megastar. Next, on you go to into Lucille’s, a dark, smoky club in Blues Bar 10. Sit and sing with some of your favorite, soulful American blues icons. Join one of America’s preeminent jazz singer-songwriters for a drink and make some cool music together, then test your music knowledge of the blues on the Wall of Fame. Soul Lounge 11 features the ultra fab 70’s interior of the Soul Lounge, where you’ll find the world’s foremost record producer, singer-songwriter and soul singer sensation who will tickle the ivories for you. Cut a move on the Soul Train dance floor and meet-up with America’s lady of soul music. Discover Jazz Bar 12’s Music Alleys and The Empty Barrel with jazz acts performed by America’s iconic trumpeter and a jazz queen who belts out a sound like no other. It’s open mic night here – come up onto the stage, and order a musician-named drink after you sing. Nashville’s Bluebird Café 13 features famed musical actresses, and opens up to Rock Bar 14’s Harley Davidson entrance, where a rock music guitarist-singer-songwriter god joins other rock legends and you are immersed in American rock music.
Sal’s Music Agency 15 is the one-stop-shop for personal music fame, making you a superstar with a custom album sleeve, band T-shirt, and a gold disc. Arrive a musician, leave as a legend! MTV 16, the home of music video, features in-studio music videos with the new generation of singer-songwriters – and here you can appear live on TV! Just step into the next experience, and even more musical legends join in. Backstage 17 offers up the Country Music Awards with you preparing behind the curtain after stepping into the dressing room of a big-hatted musical icon – you’ll have a great surprise. Don’t forget to participate in the interactive mirrors to create a new look. Join more iconic men of American country tunes up-close and personal. And, the Finale Concert 18 features an arena with thousands of fans who came to see you perform in concert with America’s most famous musicians – get ready to have the best, most exciting and immersive musical experience of your lifetime!