This benefit concert will honor icons in music and culture and showcase the story of Black music as told by our Museum. During this live streamed event, NMAAM will feature special tribute performances and present the coveted Rhapsody and Rhythm award to the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson and Quincy Jones.

Artists, industry leaders and culture creators will converge in Nashville, as NMAAM honors Black Music Month with its first State of Black Music Summit. This one-day event will be streamed live and feature panels and dynamic discourse exploring the intersections of black music and culture.

NMAAM will welcome the city of Nashville to join us in this family-friendly block party style outdoor event, featuring live music performances, food, and stations from our community partners.

NMAAM will officially commemorate the success of the Museum’s opening with a special dedication ceremony and confirm the museum’s place as a national cultural institution and authority in Black music.

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