The National museum is the only one that is dedicated solely to educating, preserving, and celebrating the influence African Americans have had on music. It will trace black music traditions from the 1600s up to the present day. And more than 50 genres and sub-genres will be represented in six permanent galleries, alongside a 200-seat theater venue and a rotating gallery.
This museum is a unique place that tells a special story. Our hope is that no matter your age, race, or preferred music genre, within this museum you can find something that stirs your soul, pleases your ears, and moves your feet.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville on 7th Avenue, the museum is preparing to officially open in January 2021. A socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for the 18th, with members-only tours taking place on the 23rd and 24th. The facility will then open to the public on January 30th. Advance tickets can be purchased with admission prices ranging from $13.50 (£10) to $24.95 (£19). Children six and under are free. Tickets will be sold in time slots and social distancing measures will apply.