It seems to be an particularly momentous Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Nashville subsequent month.
On that date — January 18, 2021 — the long-awaited National Museum of African American Music will formally open its doorways on Decrease Broadway. The museum plans to host a socially distanced ribbon reducing ceremony on the museum’s entrance on the nook of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
NMAAM members will be capable to tour the museum throughout “Members Preview Weekend” on January 23 and 24. The museum opens to the general public on Saturday, January 30, with excursions operating on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to six p.m.
In a launch, museum President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III celebrated the information: “NMAAM is full!”
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We now have been making ready for at the present time for greater than 20 years, however this museum has truly been greater than 400 years within the making. We stay up for welcoming music lovers from around the globe to this magnificent cultural expertise. We additionally need to thank the hundreds of people that have supported us alongside the best way, as we put together to have a good time the historical past of African American music, which really is the soundtrack of our nation.”
Recognizing “the escalating risk of COVID-19,” the museum says it would solely permit “a restricted variety of guests inside the power,” and all visitors shall be required to put on masks.
Tickets will not be but obtainable — the museum says to go to www.NMAAM.org to remain up to date on once they’ll go on sale.
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