Nashville celebrates Black Music Month


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —What better time to dedicate Nashville's Museum of African American Music than right now as the city fully reopens and just in time for Black Music Month.

The museum had a soft opening earlier this year and now has three days of things planned this month.

June 17 is a Celebration of Legends livestreamed concert featuring Chaka Kahn, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones and more.

June 18 is a black music summit showing the world the strength of the industry.

On June 19, a block party will be held. It's free and open to the public for the official museum dedication.

President and CEO Henry Hicks tells me black music really completes the music city brand.

He says, “I think it's critically important. We are Music City and that means it's music for everyone and I'm always excited to tell people about the rich country music tradition that is here. The symphonic music that is composed here about the gospel traditions that is here, but having a National Museum of African American Music really as a tourist destination to bring people from around the world to visit Music City and see all that that means.”

You can find the complete rundown of events by clicking here.