SAVE THE DATE: NMAAM's Virtual Ribbon Cutting
The National Museum of African American Music officially opens to the public on January 30, 2021, and as part of our celebration we're inviting you to join us for our virtual ribbon cutting! Tune in Monday, January 18th (MLK Day) at 12PM CST/1PM EST on Facebook Live for this extraordinary milestone in NMAAM's history. Like and follow us on Facebook to receive event reminders and updates!
Tune in Monday, January 18 as NMAAM is featured on CBS This Morning! You won't want to miss this in-depth behind-the-scenes preview of our newly-completed museum, just ahead of our virtual ribbon cutting happening later that day. Check your local listings for channel and programming information, and re-watch the clip from February 2020 when NMAAM president and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III and curatorial director Dr. Dina Bennett sat down with the CBS This Morning team. 
Member Preview Weekend
NMAAM members have the opportunity to experience the museum before it opens to the public, during our Member Preview Weekend on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. As a benefit of membership, you can reserve your complimentary ticket(s) for this exclusive preview weekend and be among the first to explore our galleries and exhibits. The Member Preview tours are timed, and COVID-19 precautions remain in place. All guests are required to wear masks for the duration of their visit.

To book your Member Preview tour, click here. You'll need your membership number in order to register. For more information or for assistance with your membership information, please call 615-488-3310.
Former Prince Associates Team Up for Wide Eyed Soul
The PRN Alumni Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by former staff and collaborators from Prince's Paisley Park Studios, will host Wide Eyed Soul, a candid conversation moderated by Billboard Magazine executive director of R&B/Hip Hop and NMAAM MIRC member Gail Mitchell. This virtual event features Prince's childhood friend and original band member, André Cymone, synthpop/R&B band The System, and soulful rock group The Family Stand. For more information and to RSVP, visit
Donate to NMAAM's Limited Edition Campaign
When you donate to the National Museum of African American Music, you're helping support our signature educational programming and our mission to preserve the legacy of Black music. From now through February 28, 2021, you will receive a commemorative NMAAM t-shirt when you donate at the $100 level and an exclusive NMAAM catalog when you donate at the $250 level as a token of our appreciation for your support. For donations above $250, we'll send you both commemorative gifts. Click here to make your donation to the Limited Edition campaign today!
Volunteer with NMAAM 
There's still time to apply to volunteer with NMAAM! Volunteers are extensions of our museum education team, acting as guides, storytellers, and orators, engaging visitors with the history of African American musical innovation, and inspiring them to understand the greatest connection each person has within the world – music.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and grow in numerous roles including assisting in areas of retail, education, visitor service, and more. Select volunteers will also receive the chance to serve as griots, or storytellers, guiding visitors throughout their museum tour experience.

Ready to apply? Click below to submit your application.

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