The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has entered into an agreement with Nashville-based concert promoter National Shows 2 (NS2). NS2 will bring national touring acts to the museum’s CMA Theater.

“We already produce dozens of programs a year related to our exhibitions and our mission,” Museum CEO Kyle Young said in a statement. “This partnership will only allow us to increase the number and variety of offerings that will find their way into our CMA Theater.”

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The new partnership between the two Nashville entities seeks to turn the nearly 800-capacity theater into a must-play venue for touring artists and a desirable space for fans to enjoy an intimate performance with their favorite artists.

Young lauded the new booking agreement for its ability to expand the number and kinds of musical experiences the museum can offer.

“I’m honored to partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to promote their CMA Theater,” said Darin Lashinsky, CEO of NS2 in a statement. “Offering unique, curated concerts in this intimate venue maintains our combined mission of engaging Nashville’s locals and visitors alike with a diverse lineup of concerts.”

The theater plans to announce a complete lineup of 2017 shows sometime this summer.

Tickets to all shows at the CMA Theater will be sold at the theater box office on 5th Avenue South, inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and through the venue’s website. The CMA Theater and the museum’s Ford Theater will continue to be available for private shows and corporate event bookings.

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