MEMBERSHIP

 

Become a member of the National Museum of African American Music! Beginning July 1 – September 30 in celebration of NMAAM’s opening our BOGO is back. Buy One Year and Get One Year Free. Join Today!”

A NMAAM membership offers special privileges throughout the entire year, including unlimited free admission, access to private exhibitions, discounts at our gift shop and much more! Members can receive customized experiences when viewing exhibitions that bring the American soundtrack to life. We’re devoted to providing members with intimate experiences that will leave them inspired beyond our walls. Additionally, your membership provides vital support for NMAAM’s rich programs, educational opportunities, and community partnerships.

Your National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) membership expires one year from the end of the month in which you purchased it. Example: If you purchased on January 1, 2020, your expiration date would be January 31, 2021.

If you have additional questions regarding membership, please call the NMAAM office at 615-301-8724 or email membership@nmaam.org.

General  Membership Benefits

 

For One Full Year, NMAAM members enjoy:

 

  • Unlimited admission to museum galleries and changing exhibits
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Free admission to museum programs
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Electronic Events Calendar
  • 10% discount  for gifts shop
  • 15% discount premium events 

SENIOR – $25


The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) recognizes individuals 65 and older as seniors.

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult 65+, PLUS:
  •  Member priority check-in

STUDENT – $25


A person of any age with a valid student ID from a college or university can purchase a Student Membership. Students must present their ID at the time of their visit.

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) student with valid ID, PLUS:
  • Member priority check-in

*Student memberships are available for college students. Photo ID my be required to access museum programs and events. Individuals who have purchased a student membership and do not show valid ID will be given a refund.

INDIVIDUAL – $50


  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult, PLUS:
  • Member priority check-in
  • Small NMAAM gift

FAMILY – $100


  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults and up to Four (4) youth under 18 years old in the household, PLUS:
  • Member Priority check-in
  • Small NMAAM gift

FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM – $250


  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult, PLUS:
  • Member priority check in
  • Discount on select ticketed workshops and events
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • Small NMAAM gift

PATRON – $500


  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Member priority check-in
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team
  • Small NMAAM gift

BENEFACTOR – $1,000


Benefactor members recognize and support NMAAM’s mission. Because of your generosity, your gift will provide the foundation and inspiration necessary to sustain, expand and enhance our programs.

 

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Member priority check-in
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team
  • VIP pre-sale access to tickets for select events
  • Invitations to advance event sales (including access to prime seats)
  • Reserved seating at select events (limited number per event)
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Two complimentary museum guest passes per year
  • Premium NMAAM gift

INFLUENCER – $5,000


Influencer members are champions of NMAAM. It is through this remarkable generosity that the museum can consistently deliver impactful educational programs.

 

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Member priority check-in
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team
  • VIP pre-sale access to tickets for select events
  • Invitations to advance event sales (including access to prime seats)
  • Reserved seating at select events (limited number per event)
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Two complimentary museum guest passes per year
  • VIP Ticketing and priority ticket handling at special events
  • Early access to private rehearsal/sound checks (via streaming)
  • Premium NMAAM gift

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Corporate Sponsorship offers corporations global visibility for their support of special exhibitions and important educational programs. As a Corporate Circle member, you are part of a distinguished group of donors who receive unique opportunities and privileges. Each of these benefits is designed to enhance your experience of NMAAM and deepen your relationship with the various genres of African American Music.

ARTISTS CIRCLE – $15,000 – $49,000


POST-OPENING MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • 20 corporate guest passes
  • Invitation to a VIP private event with board member or celebrity friend
  • Access to private sound checks to select events
  • Donor recognition at select events and performances
  • Two personalized gifts

LEVEL INFORMATION

  • For more information, please call 615.301.8724

PRODUCERS CIRCLE – $50,000 – $99,000


POST-OPENING MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE+
  • 50 corporate guest passes
  • Opportunity to underwrite the performance, event, lecture or curated programming of Donor’s choice
  • Meet the artists from the underwritten performance, event, lecture or curated programming
  • donor recognition and inclusion on website and in case statement

LEVEL INFORMATION

  • For more information, please call 615.301.8724

LEGENDS CIRCLE – $100,000+


POST-OPENING MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE+
  • 100 corporate guest passes
  • One complimentary event rental
  • Special donor recognition in annual report, on website and in digital and media marketing of donor support of underwritten event(s)

LEVEL INFORMATION

  • For more information, please call 615.301.8724

FAQ

Can my guest(s) come to the National Museum of African American Music without a member present? We encourage members to bring guests to NMAAM. As a courtesy, we ask that at least one member be present for a guest to use a member’s benefits. Who can I designate as a secondary member on my membership? A friend, family member, colleague or anyone that you wish can be a secondary member on a membership.

Is my membership transferable to another person or family? Members are always welcome to use their guest passes to bring a friend or family member; however, memberships are non-transferable and are only valid for the persons whose names appear on the membership. Please plan to show your photo ID when checking in at the front desk.

How do I purchase a gift of membership? There are 2 easy ways to purchase a gift membership. You can purchase a gift of membership over the phone at 615.301.8724 or on our website www.nmaam.org/membership. You can specify whether you would like recipient member cards to be mailed to the recipient or to yourself the giver. The membership is active upon purchase.

Is my membership gift tax deductible? Yes, your membership has the potential for tax-deductibility. Because of the complexity of tax regulations, we recommend that you consult with your tax adviser if you have questions regarding your individual circumstances.

Is my membership refundable? Memberships cannot be refunded. Museum memberships are a tax-deductible gift; therefore, they are not refundable.

 

Have Additonal Questions? Let us help you choose the membership option that’s best for you. Contact membership@nmaam.org or 615.301.8724.