I Have A Voice Intro

Spirituals

The Blues

Gospel

From Blues to Blue Suede Shoes

Soul

Who Can Sing the Blues

 

 

 

The Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee Performing Art Center (TPAC) have collaborated to present museum visitors and theater audiences with an exhibition that gives a snapshot of Tennessee’s rich African American musical heritage. The exhibit is in the G-Level gallery and will be on view until June 24, 2016.

From the Beale Street blues clubs in Memphis to the R&B scene on Nashville’s Jefferson Street to Knoxville’s Gem Theatre, the Volunteer State has been the birthplace of some of the most influential music in the world.

Motown The Musical, the record breaking Broadway hit, appeared in TPAC’s Jackson Theater stage in February 2016. Tennessee’s musical heritage shares the sounds that were associated with America’s Motor City — Detroit. In fact, many of Motown’s records were pressed at Nashville’s United Record Pressing plant.

The Tennessee State Museum, located one floor below, has a large collection of items depicting the history of the Volunteer State. The permanent collection includes an exhibit that presents the history of the internationally–acclaimed Fisk Jubilee Singers — the a cappella ensemble of students from Fisk University. There is no admission charge for the museum, which is open every day except Monday.

Presented by The Tennessee State Museum & The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Curator Graham Perry leads a tour through the I Have a Voice exhibition

 

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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