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Back in July, we kicked off our Membership Drive and so far, it's been a great success! We're thrilled to welcome new members like Velda Barksdale, who is featured in this month's New Member Spotlight. Hear what she has to say about joining NMAAM, then head over to https://nmaam.org/membership/ to learn more about membership levels, benefits, and to become a member. 
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Join us on Thursday, September 19 for Sips & Stanzas Presents "A Tale of Music City." We'll be celebrating Nashville's father-son musical icons, Jimmy Church and Wendell "Bizz" Bigsby. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for this can't miss event.
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We partnered with ONE MusicFest to kick off their 10th anniversary, starting with last week's Hip Hop Scholars panel. This invitation-only event brought some of the most influential figures in hip-hop culture to the brand new Pandora headquarters in Atlanta for an in-depth conversation about the state of hip-hop. Our panel, moderated by ONE MusicFest founder Jason “J” Carter, included Bryan Calhoun, Pandora Artist Relations; Rachel Jackson, A&R Director, RocNation; Yoh Phillips, Senior Writer, DJ Booth; radio personality and producer, DJ Drama; NMAAM’s Collections Manager, Dr. Marquita Reed; and Dr. Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, Kennesaw State University. 

It's not too late to join us for the Americana Honors & Awards at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 11. Through our partnership with the Americana Music Foundation, we'll present the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award to Rhiannon Giddens and  posthumously to Frank Johnson. You can purchase tickets here

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We're getting closer and closer to our grand opening in 2020. Take a look at our latest Transformation Tuesday to see how far we've come along!
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