National Museum of African American Music begins new membership drive

The National Museum of African American Music, set to open in October 2020, will be the only museum dedicated solely to preserving African American music traditions and celebrating the central role African Americans have played in shaping American music.

The National Museum of African American Music has launched a new ‘two for one’ membership initiative in which guests can buy one year at any membership level and get the second year free.

In addition to unlimited admission to the museum, NMAAM members are given access to private exhibitions, discounts at the gift shop and much more. Through their memberships, NMAAM is able to provide some of its rich programs, educational opportunities and community partnerships throughout Middle Tennessee.

Memberships secured between now and the end of the year will be honored through the end of 2021. This offer ends Sept. 30.

“NMAAM’s strong membership base is what has allowed us to put on important programming for the community and push the museum forward,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, president/CEO of NMAAM. “Telling the story of the American soundtrack demands that we pass down the techniques and influences that were foundational to today’s music. By expanding our membership in such a major way, we are able to tell that story to an even larger audience.”

Membership donations go toward putting on NMAAM’s extensive education programming, which has taken on a greater meaning since the nationwide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the programs that have continued to be put on during this time include My Music Matters, a digital conversation between NMAAM officials and musicians from across the globe to discuss each artist’s musical journey, as well as its famous From Nothing to Something program, designed to educate viewers on musical history, techniques and other exciting stories from the American soundtrack.

NMAAM is currently under construction in the heart of downtown Nashville at the Fifth + Broadway development and expects to open in the fall of 2020.

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