The First-ever Museum Dedicated to African American Music Will Soon Open in Nashville

The museum will open to the public on Jan. 30, 2021.

Nashville is already known as a country music destination, but now it’s getting a bit more soul, gospel, and R&B, thanks to the addition of a new museum focusing on African American music. The National Museum of African American Music will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18, 2021, with the space officially opening to the public on the 30th of that month. 

According to the museum’s website, the “56,000-square-foot facility will be an anchor tenant within the urban development known as Fifth + Broadway located in the heart of Music City. It is the only museum dedicated to educating, preserving, and celebrating more than 50 music genres and styles that were created, influenced, and/or inspired by African Americans.”