NMAAM Celebration of Legends Gala on May 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

To celebrate the proclamation of June as Black Music Month (African American Music Appreciation Month), the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has issued their first State of Black Music address. The address was given Friday, June 1, the first day of Black Music Month, on the day following the NMAAM’s Gala on Thursday, May 31, the evening of Black Music Month. (Photos by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for NMAAM)