Nashville celebrates Black History Month throughout the city. Explore Nashville for special events, hear from multiple scholars at local universities, and more.
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opened to the public in January 2021. Discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.
From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM has integrated history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres.
Tours initially follow a weekend schedule and will be held on Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 6pm.
NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library is a space for education and exploration of the Civil Rights Collection. The materials exhibited capture the drama of a time when thousands of African-American citizens in Nashville sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the South.
TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
Learn more about Black History at the Tennessee State Museum. The permanent exhibitions feature Black History from the early days of the state’s beginnings through the Civil War and Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movements in Tennessee. The current temporary exhibition,Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote includes the stories of many African American women who helped American women gain the right to vote. The State Museum is featuring several free online events this month.
SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER
Disco Fever features four spectacular singers and dancers with your Nashville Symphony. Come celebrate the great songs of the ’70s, with orchestrations written and arranged by Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez. Take a trip down memory lane with an onstage dance-off and nonstop hits.
GRAMMY®-winning vocalistGregory Porter and his band return to the Schermerhorn. With his captivating baritone voice, this soulful singer and musical storyteller expertly captures the emotions and intellect of every lyric he delivers, while his poignant songwriting transforms the personal into the universal.
NASHVILLE REPARATORY THEATRE
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play from February 10-20. Paulina, the longest-reigning Queen Bee of Aburi High School, has it all. With a team of teenage sycophants and the latest styles from the glamorous American boutique “Wal-Mart,” she’s a shoo-in for the Miss Ghana 1986 pageant. The game changes when new girl Ericka moves to Ghana from exotic Ohio, USA, on the same day the pageant recruiter arrives. Who will be chosen to compete for the crown?