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Hatch Show Print

224 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
615 256 2805
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #28 of 122 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to honky-tonk heroes, you've no doubt seen the unmistakable look of a promotional... more » Owner description: If you follow Southern music, art and culture, from the Delta blues to honky-tonk heroes, you've no doubt seen the unmistakable look of a promotional poster made by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America. Located in a historic building at 316 Broadway in the heart of downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print has produced posters for performers ranging from B.B. King to Dolly Parton. « less
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I spent a week in Nashville, and this was by far our favorite visit of the trip. If you love art, local history, museums or music, you’ll find something to love at Hatch Show Print. The shop itself is free to visit, and you can see the working studio through large glass windows, but I recommend taking... More

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tour was fun and definitely enjoyed learning about the history. Daughter also enjoyed making a letterpress poster. Enjoyed seeing all the old artwork around. Must see nashville staple.

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Mt. Airy NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We didn't do the tour. We visited the store inside the hall of fame. It was nice to look around. We watched through the class as a couple people made posters. I wouldn't go of my way to visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had a tour of Hatch, including a presentation on the letter press techniques they use to print music posters and other types of printed materials. We had the opportunity to use a demo printer, and Hatch has an excellent gift shop.

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Hollywood, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour of the art of letterpress and its history. Informative staff. Fun getting to see many one of a kind posters and the back classroom experience where we got to add the final coat to a print to keep.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Was a great lesson in print history, Nashville history, and even country music history. So glad to see them preserving the same tools used for so many years and preserving and carrying on this craft. So many arts like this die off due to convenience and the digital age. I'm glad so many businesses still find the need for quality... More

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was really looking forward to this, but I found it a little dull. There were various interesting prints, but all in all, I would skip it next time around. If you are into this stuff, you will probably go crazy for it though.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was an amazing stop and we ended up spending so much time. The history here is so livid and you get to see them doint Print the way it was and sitill today. The giift shope will amaze you..dont miss this

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've always seen Hatch show prints but didn't know the amazing story behind these well known concert posters until I stopped by this place. On every trip to Nashville I made a visit by the cool place to watch the artisans at work. This is the newest location, the older location was off the Broadway strip. This location is somewhat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by the location inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to take the tour. Looking at all the old prints was great! You can watch them make new ones on site.

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