On-Site Events at the National Corvette Museum

Celebrate the fun and hobby of Corvetting at the Home of Corvette! Each year the National Corvette Museum offers a number of on-site events. In addition to Museum-hosted functions, we also offer meeting space for rent for outside events, many of which are open to the public. Below is a calendar featuring both NCM hosted events on the Museum grounds, as well as public events held at NCM. For events not hosted by NCM contact information and links are provided.
Interested in hosting your event at the National Corvette Museum? Check out our Facility Rental / Conference Services page.

Apr
27
Thu
Michelin NCM Bash
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

2023 Michelin NCM Bash

April 27-29, 2023

Kickoff of the NCM onsite event season with us here in Bowling Green, KY! Returning activities include a seminars by Michelin, Mobil 1, General Motors, Bowling Green Assembly Plant, and classroom sessions by GM certified Corvette Technician Paul Koerner. Enjoy guided road tours, a newly expanded car show, a live auction, vendors, and the announcement of the 2023 Corvette Hall of Fame Class.

A seminar schedule and a more detailed agenda will be made available as we can confirm the presenter’s ability to be onsite.

Watch the agenda for updates including:  

Seminars featuring Bowling Green Assembly Plant, General Motors, Michelin, & Mobil 1
Classroom Sessions with Corvette Expert Paul Koerner
Product demonstrations by Corvette Store Partners
Live auction
Guided Road Tours
Evening Activities To Be Announced
National Corvette Museum Driven Content including:

  • Demonstration Drives
  • Artifact Spotlights on items exclusive to the Museum’s Collection

Online registration closes at 9:00am central time on Friday, April 7th. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque. Lifetime registration is $35pp, member registration is $40pp and non-member registration is $50pp.

  • Onsite registrations are available at the increased rates of $40 / $45 / $55.
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes on April 7th
  • Make sure you are signed onto NCM e-News to get the latest on event registration and updates. 

Registration Available On-Site – To Register, please call Maci @ 270-467-8804 or Melissia @ 270 – 777 – 4556

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

               

 

Michelin NCM Bash T-Shirt

Non-Member: $22.00 / Member: $20.00 / Lifetime: $19.00

 

Men’s Bash Event Polo 

Non-Member:  $26.00 / Member:  $23.00 / Lifetime:  $22.00

 

Ladies’ Bash Event Polo

Non-Member:  $26.00 / Member:  $23.00 / Lifetime:  $22.00

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 26th

9:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
Times Will Vary Bash HPDE

The National Corvette Museum has been hosting high performance driving events around the country since 2004, and this is your chance to take advantage of this prestigious program at the home of the Corvette!!  Whether you’re a serious automobile enthusiast or a first-time driver, The National Corvette Museum HPDE driving program will help take your skills to the next level.  In a very short time, you will find yourself driving better, smoother, faster and safer than you ever thought possible.  Learn more here: https://www.motorsportspark.org/drive-your-car/

  • To Register, Click Here
  •  Located at NCM Motorsports Park
 
2:00pm – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration Opens

  • NCM Club Room
 

Thursday, April 27th

7:30am – 2:15pm LT1: James Beam Tour & Lunch

What makes our bourbon special are the eight generations behind it. Each of our family distillers has a spirit of their own, building on the Beam legacy of those who came before.  Genuine, quality ingredients distilled by craftsmen without compromise. That’s bourbon made the Beam way. You don’t want to miss this!

  • Pre-registration required
  • 568 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
  • $50 members / $55 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
 
7:45am – 3:00pm LT2: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum / Fetta Specialty Pizza Lunch
The International Bluegrass Music Association was founded in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1986. While the IBMA relocated to Nashville years ago, Owensboro has been the home of the Hall of Fame since 1991. Passionate fans, supporters, government officials, and board members gathered to raise funds and petition the State of Kentucky to secure the remaining amount needed to build the brand new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, right on the banks of the Ohio River near the birthplace of bluegrass music. You don’t want to miss this!

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $40 members / $45 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • 311 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
 
8:30am – 2:30pm LT3: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage & FKS Kitchen

The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000-acre + site was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place. Enjoy exploring The Hermitage with the Mansion Tour which includes admission to the grounds, a 30-minute guided tour of The Hermitage mansion and a self-guided tour of the farmland that was once The Hermitage, as well as the gardens, and other historical buildings. While on the grounds enjoy a boxed lunch from the onsite FKS Kitchen which is a down-home, Southern restaurant with delicious food. The Hermitage also offers Wine Tasting at additional cost from the onsite Natchez Hills Winery.

  • 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN  37076
  • Pre-registration required
  • $45 members / $50 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA

Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM

9:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
9:00am – 11:00am Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
9:00am – 11:00am C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner

Question and answer on the new C8 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Chevrolet Theater
(Times Will Vary) Bash HPDE

The National Corvette Museum has been hosting high performance driving events around the country since 2004, and this is your chance to take advantage of this prestigious program at the home of the Corvette!!  Whether you’re a serious automobile enthusiast or a first-time driver, The National Corvette Museum HPDE driving program will help take your skills to the next level.  In a very short time, you will find yourself driving better, smoother, faster and safer than you ever thought possible.  Learn more here: https://www.motorsportspark.org/drive-your-car/

  • To Register, Click Here
  • Located at NCM Motorsports Park
 
2:00pm – 3:00pm  Corvette Assembly Plant Update

  • Speaker: Kai Spande – Bowling Green Assembly Plant Director
  • NCM Conference Center
 

Friday, April 28th

 

7:30am – 2:15pm LT4: James Beam Tour & Lunch

What makes our bourbon special are the eight generations behind it. Each of our family distillers has a spirit of their own, building on the Beam legacy of those who came before.  Genuine, quality ingredients distilled by craftsmen without compromise. That’s bourbon made the Beam way. You don’t want to miss this!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $50 members / $55 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • 568 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
 
7:45am – 3:00pm LT5: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum / Fetta Specialty Pizza Lunch
The International Bluegrass Music Association was founded in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1986. While the IBMA relocated to Nashville years ago, Owensboro has been the home of the Hall of Fame since 1991. Passionate fans, supporters, government officials, and board members gathered to raise funds and petition the State of Kentucky to secure the remaining amount needed to build the brand new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, right on the banks of the Ohio River near the birthplace of bluegrass music. You don’t want to miss this!

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $40 members / $45 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • 311 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
 
8:30am – 2:30pm LT6: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage & FKS Kitchen

The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000-acre + site was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place. Enjoy exploring The Hermitage with the Mansion Tour which includes admission to the grounds, a 30-minute guided tour of The Hermitage mansion and a self-guided tour of the farmland that was once The Hermitage, as well as the gardens, and other historical buildings. While on the grounds enjoy a boxed lunch from the onsite FKS Kitchen which is a down-home, Southern restaurant with delicious food. The Hermitage also offers Wine Tasting at additional cost from the onsite Natchez Hills Winery.

  • 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN  37076
  • Pre-registration required
  • $45 members / $50 non-members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA

Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM

 
9:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
 
9:00am – 11:00am Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
 
(Touring Lap Times Vary) NCM Event Touring Laps

Drive your car on track with four lead/follow laps on track. Bash guests will receive special, event pricing at $99.  Didn’t drive your Vette?  No problem!  We have plenty of experiential offering that are sure to fir your schedule and budget.

  • To Register, Click Here
  • Located at NCM Motorsports Park
 
10:15am – 11:15am  A Fast History of Corvette & Michelin Racing 

Review the history of Corvette Endurance Racing with Michelin and how this relationship has produced innovation technologies for Corvette high-performance street tires.  

  • Speaker: Lee Willard
  • NCM Conference Center
 
11:15am – 12:00pm  Mobil 1 Tech Talk 

  • NCM Conference Center
 
12:30pm – 1:45pm Corvette Team Update

Join Chevrolet Corvette & Camaro Product Marketing Manager, Harlan Charles, in the NCM Conference Center as he discusses new updates on Corvette.

  • Speaker: Harlan Charles
  • NCM Conference Center
 
1:30pm – 3:30pm Sip n’ Paint
A step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique and original works of art and learn basic creative techniques to apply to at home projects, all while enjoying their favorite wine!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $45 Members / $50 Non-Members
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)
 
1:45pm – 2:45pm  Ambassadors Meeting

  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:00pm Corvette Raffle TBA
 

Saturday, April 29th

8:30am – 2:15pm LT7: Swope’s Car of Yesteryears Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant 

The Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum features an impressive collection of vintage and antique cars ranging from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. Backhome is not just an amazing, southern local restaurant. The restaurant started more than 35 years ago as an antique & crafts dealer. From homemade candies to Candleberry Candles to home decor, come see everything they have to offer.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • 1080 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
  • Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
  • Limited to 48 people
 
9:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
 
9:00am – 11:00am Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
 
9:00am – 11:00am Caravan Captain’s Meeting
Captains & Co-Captains only, please RSVP with Caravan Chairman Frank Sancineto at [email protected]

  • Gardner Mattson Board Room
 
9:00am – 11:00am C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner

Question and answer on the new C8 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Chevrolet Theater
9:30am – 3:30pm LT8: General Jackson Showboat – Nashville
Take the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the comedy, audience interaction, and catchy tunes from the band while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson’s very own sous chef.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $75 Members / $80 Non-Members
  • Drive your Own Corvette
  • Limited to 58 people
  • 2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
10:00am – 2:00pm Newly Expanded Corvette Car Show 

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window Placard located in Wendell Strode Club Room
  • New Categories TBA
11:00am – 12:00pm The All Season Tire Like No Other: Michelin’s Custom-Designed Pilot Sport All Season 4+ ZP for Corvette E-Ray

An In-depth review of development and performance of new Pilot Sport All Season 4+ ZPs on Corvette’s new 2024 E-ray.  

  • Speaker: Dr. Jeffery Anderson
  • NCM Conference Center
2:15pm – 2:45pm Car Show Awards Presentation 

  • Pictures taken of Winner’s
3:00pm 2023 Torch Red Corvette Convertible 4/29/23

  • $20.00 Unlimited Raffle

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

May
11
Thu
Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil 1
May 11 @ 8:00 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm

May 11 – May 13, 2023

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes. To coordinate the Museum’s acknowledgment of Military Appreciation Month, we at the National Corvette Museum are planning to move our longstanding Vets ‘n Vettes celebration from November to May 11th – 13th.  We are very excited to include this event in the nationwide celebration of the United States Military.

Thursday kicks off with a half day at the NCM Motorsports Park. Complimentary lunch served to all! We will celebrate Friday and Saturday with road tours and a luncheon. The event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.

Lifetime registration is $35pp, member registration is $40pp and non-member registration is $50pp.

Online registration closes at 9:00am central time on Friday, April 14. There are no refunds for activities after online registration closes. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hard card credential, lanyard, and event pin.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Vets ‘n Vettes Event T-Shirt

Non-Member Price: $22.00 / Member Price: $20.00 /Lifetime Price: $19.00

Available Sizes: S-3XL

Agenda subject to change – please check back periodically.

Thank you!

2023 Vets ‘n Vettes Agenda

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Advanced Registration Opens 2:00pm – 4:30pm
THURSDAY, MAY 11
8:00am NCM Lobby Opens
 
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
 
Depart On Your Own Depart for the NCM Motorsports Park

  • Stage Front Circle
 
8:45am MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING

  • THIS IS NOT A HIGH-SPEED TRACK EVENT
  • TOURING LAPS (Highway Speeds) ONLY
  • NCM Motorsports Park Garages
 
9:00am – 12:00pm Half Day at NCM Motorsports Park
Enjoy a half day at the Motorsports Park with touring laps. Lunch provided at the MSP.

  • THIS IS NOT A TRACK EVENT -NO HIGH SPEED DRIVING WILL BE OFFERED
  • Guests also allowed to ride along
  • Driver meeting at 8:45am is MANDATORY
  • EVENT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO DRIVE YOUR CAR ON THE TRACK
 
12:00pm – 1:00pm  Lunch Served

  • Free for event registrants and Veterans
  • Event Registration or RSVP is Required
  • Lunch in Motorsports Park Garage
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
 
5:15pm Cash Bar for Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet

  • Banquet Registration is Required
 
5:45pm – 8:00pm Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet

Help us as we join the nationwide celebration of  Military Appreciation Month. Banquet includes a dinner and program.

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $45 Member / $50 Non-Member
  • **TBA SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER**
  • NCM Conference Center
 
FRIDAY, MAY 12
 
7:45am – 2:30pm LT1: Lux Row Distillers/BJ’s Steakhouse

 At Lux Row Distillers, they have a passion for craft. Presenting a blend of different personalities bound together by a love of bourbon. Lux Row’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed them to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products.  BJ’s Steakhouse has been a family-owned establishment since 1984. BJ’s Steakhouse has been recognized for having the best steaks by the Kentucky Standard’s Best Steak Award of Nelson County.

  • 1 Lux Row, 3050 E John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, KY  40004
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $45 / Non-Members $50
  • Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Limited to 48 People
  • Staging Location TBA
  • Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM
 
8:30am – 3:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
8:30am – 2:30pm LT2: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage & FKS Kitchen

The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The 1,000-acre + site was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves as his final resting place. Enjoy exploring The Hermitage with the Mansion Tour which includes admission to the grounds, a 30-minute guided tour of The Hermitage mansion and a self-guided tour of the farmland that was once The Hermitage, as well as the gardens, and other historical buildings. While on the grounds enjoy a boxed lunch from the onsite FKS Kitchen which is a down-home, Southern restaurant with delicious food. The Hermitage also offers Wine Tasting at additional cost from the onsite Natchez Hills Winery.

  • 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN  37076
  • Pre-registration required
  • $45 Members / $50 Non-Members
  • Limited 48 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging Location TBA

Caravan to Attraction as Group – Departing from NCM

 
 
8:30am NCM Opens

 

 
 
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

  • Free night to spend with your friends
 
SATURDAY, MAY 13
 
9:00am NCM Opens
 
9:15am Registration Opens
 
10:00am Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Grass Circle
  • Available for purchase after Cruise at FotoFX
 
10:15am MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting

  • Please line Corvettes up BEFORE 10:00am Group Photo
  • NCM Front Grass Circle
 
10:30am Depart NCM Grass Circle
 
10:30am Veterans Cruise Begins 

  • Absolutely NO revving of motors while on cruise route
 
 
12:00pm – 1:30pm American Legion Annual Veteran’s Luncheon
American Legion will also be serving our participants a private lunch.  We want to support our local American Legion and honor those who have served.

  • Advance Registration required
  • $25 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Menu TBA
  • Caravan to American Legion
  • Depart on your own
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

Click here to register

 

Aug
31
Thu
28th Anniversary Celebration @ National Corvette Museum
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

2023 NCM 29th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday August 31st – Saturday September 2nd

Every year around the Labor Day weekend we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Museum in 1994 with a participant focused event.  This year we mark the 29th Anniversary milestone and focus on the diversity of the people that Corvette has brought together for a look back on the Museum’s history and forward to the future! Registered participants can enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the Museum including access to interesting and unique road tours, special video presentations, raffles, and more during this event in honor of your help and support!

Each year, a leader is inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame from one of three categories: Enthusiast, Racing, and GM-Chevrolet. The 2023 members-elect will be announced at the 2023 Michelin NCM Bash April 27th – 29th.

Event registration and agenda will be available May of 2023. Please check back for updates