NMAAM's Black Music Month Celebration Presented by Amazon
June is Black Music Month, and this year we're celebrating with a weekend filled with festivities! Join us Juneteenth weekend (June 17-19) as we commemorate NMAAM's official grand opening. Here's what's in store:

Thursday, June 17
Celebration of Legends Benefit Concert presented by Amazon and Nissan
Sponsored by Hallmark Mahogany, HCA Healthcare, Sony Music, and AARP
Streaming LIVE on NMAAM's Facebook page and YouTube channel, 7PM CDT/8PM EDT
RSVP for Celebration of Legends

Friday, June 18
State of Black Music Summit presented by Amazon
In partnership with Sony Music and Slim & Husky's 
Streaming LIVE on NMAAM's YouTube channel, 9:30AM CDT/10:30AM EDT
RSVP for State of Black Music Summit

Saturday, June 19
Museum Dedication presented by Amazon
In partnership with Nissan, Hallmark Mahogany, HCA Healthcare, AARP, and Chase
Streaming LIVE on NMAAM's YouTube channel, 9:30AM CDT/10:30AM EDT

Saturday, June 19
Juneteenth Block Party presented by Amazon
In partnership with Nissan, T-Mobile, Sony Music, RIAA, Slim & Husky's, Assembly Food Hall, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and Regions Bank
FREE and open to the public on the Fifth + Broadway Rooftop, 11AM-4PM CDT
RSVP for Juneteenth Block Party
Black and Proud 2021
As we observe Black Music Month in June, we also celebrate LGBTQ Pride! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all month as we highlight Black artists who represent the intersections of musical and cultural heritage and innovation. And on Thursdays throughout the month of June, be sure to check out our exclusive Black and Proud feature!
Today at Apple
NMAAM has partnered with our Fifth + Broadway neighbor, the newly-opened Apple Downtown Nashville, for Today at Apple, part of Apple's Music Legacy Series that spotlights African American music and artists in honor of Black Music Month. Grab your Mac and join us for two virtual sessions you won't want to miss:

Tues., June 8 Virtual Studio: Create Country Music with Willie Jones (RSVP)
Tues., June 15 Virtual Studio: Explore Mindful Creativity with Valerie June (RSVP)
NMAAM is thrilled to receive the Black Music Honors Legacy Award! Watch this year's event Sat., June 19 at 12PM CDT/1PM EDT on Bounce TV.
Get Your Black and Proud Tees
Now's the perfect time to add one of our popular Black and Proud t-shirts to your collection! Show your love for NMAAM, Black Music Month, and Black music in 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton. These supercute tees come in men's, women's, and unisex styles, and are available in black or mustard. Order yours today!
Become a NMAAM Volunteer 

NMAAM's volunteers are a talented group of people who act as an extension of the museum's education team and serve as guides, storytellers, orators, and department assistants. Volunteers are an essential part of the NMAAM family, and provide valuable support in museum operations and guest service.

Want to become a NMAAM volunteer? Submit your volunteer application here. If you have questions about volunteering at NMAAM, please email

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