MNAA celebrates Black History Month with music

Tennessee State University Choir performing at the Nashville International Airport on February 10.

Tennessee State University Choir performing at the Nashville International Airport on February 10.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) kicked off its celebration of Black History Month with the launch of its Black History Month Music Series at Nashville International Airport (BNA) on Feb. 3 with the music of Creative Soul Music Academy. MNAA’s Black History Month Music Series spotlights local groups performing, commemorating and celebrating the sounds of the American Civil Rights Movement.

“The Nashville community, and our travelers from across the globe, will have the opportunity to hear the music that accompanied a major social movement in American history—from the marches and rallies to the quiet church gatherings, these are the songs that continue to inspire us all today,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president/CEO. “At Nashville International Airport, we celebrate diversity through music year-round with various series including our Multicultural Music and Nashville Emerging Artists series. We look forward to kicking off our Black History Month Music Series, showcasing the iconic sounds of the Civil Rights Movement.”

MNAA’s Black History Month Music Series runs each Wednesday in February from noon to 2 pm. Remaining performances are Inversion, an eclectic vocal ensemble composed of classically trained students and alumni of Tennessee State University, Oakwood University, Morgan State University, Vanderbilt University, Morehouse College, and Westminster Choir College, on February 17; and 4Given a local Gospel & Inspirational group on February 24.

All performances are free and open to the public and will take place at Nashville International Airport on the Arts at the Airport Stage located in the Starbucks Meeter-Greeter Area (non-secure side/ticketing lobby level).