2021 will bring National Museum of African American Music, Landmark Anniversaries, New Developments, and more to Nashville

NASHVILLE – While you’ve been away, Nashville been creating and the new year will bring many exciting openings, anniversaries, and developments.

The much anticipated National Museum of African American Music, located in the Fifth + Broadway development, will celebrate their Grand Opening on Martin Luther King Jr, Day, Monday, January 18. Following a socially distanced ribbon cutting and special Members Preview Weekend, The Museum will open to the public on January 30. With the mission of educating the world, preserving the legacy, and celebrating the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack, the museum’s curated collections cover 50 genres and subgenres and are displayed throughout five galleries. The Grand Opening of the museum will coincide with another milestone in Nashville’s African American musical history, the 150th Anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. An a cappella ensemble that performs Negro spirituals, the Fisk University group travels worldwide performing and has won many awards over the years. The group will hold celebrations throughout the year including two fall events, one held on the University campus and the other at Ryman Auditorium.