Emerging Artists Series


The Emerging Artist Series (EAS) serves as a platform to showcase the different musical genres that people can experience in Music City while also introducing emerging artists. The concert series will showcase the talent and impact African Americans have on American culture and feature musicians who embody diverse musical and cultural perspectives.



LeslieJ2015%20upcloseFor September’s Emerging Artist Series (EAS) we’re featuring Leslie Janene.

Nashville has always been a place for artists to nurture and showcase their talent. But it’s known internationally for one-genre, when it has a rich history and current landscape that includes multiple forms of music. As the City continues to diversify its Music City brand, it’s imperative there are places where exceptional talent, especially African American artists, can perform.

Join us, this month at Main Street Gallery in Nashville for EAS featuring Leslie Janene! This is a FREE concert – reserve your seat on our EventBrite page or just drop by that evening.



For the July Emerging Artist Series we’re featuring Morgan Bosman. Join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 14th at Main Street Gallery – 625 Main St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206. This is a FREE concert – reserve your seat on our EventBrite page or just drop by that evening.

Learn more about Morgan on her website.





Artists in the Round

Our Emerging Artist Series, featuring Stephcynie Curry, J Whaley and Ken Streeter, will be held on June 9th at Soulshine Pizza Factory, 1907 Division Street, Nashville, from 5:30–6:30pm.

For more information on each artist, visit:

Stephcynie: soundcloud.com/stephcynie
Ken: www.reverbnation.com/kendrestreeter
J Whaley: http://www.jwhaleymusic.com




On Thursday, April 14, 2016 NMAAM featured 1Love at The Post East in East Nashville. This husband and wife Pop/R&B duo just released a self-entitled EP. Their fresh take on the music of today fuses Pop, R&B and Jazz styles, bringing an addicting sound to the world.

Click HERE to learn more about the duo!

Rashad The Poet (EAS)On March 10, 2016, award-winning Spoken Word artist Rashad “the Poet”  performed his lyrical beats at The Post East for NMAAM’s Emerging Artist Series Program. Visit Rashad’s website to learn more about this emerging artist.

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