Brand new to Nashville, Tennessee, The National Museum of African American Music will stand as an international iconic cultural museum dedicated to the vast contributions African Americans have made in music. It is to be the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of the many music genres created, influenced, or inspired by African Americans. Being built in Nashville, the museum will share the story of the American Soundtrack, integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.
Visit: National Museum of African American Music, 510 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3969
The National Museum of African American Music will be a 56,000 square foot facility located at Fifth and Broadway. The National Museum of African American Music will tell a story that has never before been told – one which shares how African Americans play a critical role in shaping our country’s heritage and culture. From production to songwriting to performance to consumption, this country’s musical landscape was formed by a distinct group who created, influenced and inspired more than 50 genres and styles of music. This story will be one of history, struggles, triumphs and culture – a story of a people; with remarkable resilience and artistry. The museum will showcase how many of today’s artists are connected to the traditions born out of the African American experience, with captivating scenes, interactive technology, quotes, artifacts and creative educational programming.