Black Music Month Highlight: The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) Saturday 20 June, 2020

This post is sponsored by The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and The Network Niche. All opinions are my own.

June is officially National Black Music month and Nashville,TN also known as Music City will be opening The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). It will be Nashville’s newest cultural attraction located in the Fifth + Broadway development in the heart of downtown Nashville. NMAAM opens to the public on September 4, 2020.

Did you know African American music genres dominate the music scene. According to Nielsen’s 2019 data Urban Adult Contemporary is the leading genre of choice for African Americans and popular black artists drive the music industry.

The National Museum of African American Music celebrates and honors the history of African American music. From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM will integrate history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres. Set to open its doors Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, NMAAM will be the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

FUN FACTS ABOUT NMAAM

NMAAM features seven galleries (six permanent and one rotating) that will take visitors on a chronological journey to show the interconnectedness of American history through music and the African Americans who created it.

Featured in the museum is a collection of more than 1,500 artifacts and more than 25 interactive touchpoints showcasing Black music from the 1600s to present day.

The Museum is also making history with the folks involved in constructing and promoting the museum. From their communications team to their construction company, NMAAM will be employing African American companies to help be a part of this history we are creating with the museum. The Museum will create more than 100 permanent jobs for local residents and help boost tourism in
Nashville and produce $27 million dollars of annual economic impact.

The Museum explores more than 50 genres and sub-genres of music ranging from spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and much more.

The Museum is expected to attract more than 400,000 annual guests, including 140,000 new visitors to Tennessee.

As we look at the canon of black music, hip-hop continues to dominate the music scene, surpassing other genres like rock and pop in streaming and purchases. 17 rappers were in the top 25 of Billboard’s year-end Streaming Songs Artists chart in 2018 alone.

BLACK MUSIC MONTH
• At the intersection of Black Music Month and LGBTQ pride month, June 2020 represents the perfect opportunity to celebrate that indominable spirit. NMAAM will bring new meaning to the phrase “Black and Proud,” by recognizing the many African American artists & influencers who transformed music and culture by living life authentically and boldly.
• Bold. Vibrant. Loud. Sensational. Unapologetic. Despite constant attempts to stifle and subjugate,
African Americans have found ways to live life in full color, using music as a tool for self-expression.
• NMAAM will feature across content that highlights our reach across the spectrum, including the LGBTQ
community’s influence on and involvement in Black music.

Plan your visit, Memberships for expedited entry, exclusive access and discounts available now: https://nmaam.org/plan-your-visit/

For more information on the museum and upcoming grand opening activities, please visit BlackMusicMuseum.org

 

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