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The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors after more than two decades in the making.
The 56,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Nashville will officially open it’s doors to music enthusiasts of all ages this September.
“We’re extremely excited to announce our September grand opening date for all of the music fans who have been anxiously awaiting the debut of this museum,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, NMAAM President and CEO in a press release.
“This museum is a unique place that tells a special story. Our hope is that no matter your age, race or preferred music genre, within this museum you can find something that stirs your soul, pleases your ears and moves your feet. We encourage everyone to start planning their 2020 trips to Nashville and purchase your tickets to this first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to celebrating incredible people and moments in American history.”
NMAAM will open to guests on September 3. Guests will be immersed in generations of musical history by way of seven content galleries—six permanent and one rotating.
The galleries chronicle Black musical traditions from the 1600s up to the present day. More than 50 genres and sub-genres of American music are explored from spirituals and gospel to jazz, blues, hip-hop, R&B, and more.
The museum’s opening takes place on Thursday, September 3, 2020, ahead of Labor Day weekend.
Advance tickets can now be purchased from the NMAAM website with general admission ticket prices ranging from $13 to $24.