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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
With Beale Street in Memphis, Jefferson Street in Nashville and Vine Street in Knoxville, Tennessee’s cities boast names such as “Music City,” the “Songwriting Capital of the World,” and the “City Music Calls Home.” Tennessean musicians have been at the forefront of the development and commercialization of American popular music. The state's musical legacy includes many contributions by African American musicians who have transformed the American music scene. Join us as staff of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), Tennessee State Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHOFM) discuss their efforts to re-examine Tennessee’s African American music narrative. The National Museum of African American Music scheduled to open in downtown Nashville at the end of 2019. The State Museum is pleased to partner with them on this event.