Nashville Set To Build National Museum of African American Music

posted April 11, 2014 07:30:00 PM CDT | 22 comments

Nashville Set To Build National Museum of African American Music

The National Museum of African American Music is scheduled to honor musicians from the Tennessee city and elsewhere.

Nashville is planning to build a National Museum of African American Music, according to Rolling Stone.

The museum is set to honor the city’s musicians, which include Frank Howard, Jimmy Church and Marion James, as well as such iconic artists as Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding.

Although construction on the museum has yet to begin, the museum’s representatives have already started community outreach programs. The museum has an emerging concert series and is teaching Nashville students about instruments. 

The National Museum of African American Music was also set to receive proceeds from an OutKast tribute concert yesterday (April 10) that was scheduled to honor the Atlanta duo.

Renown for country music, Nashville’s Jefferson Street was home to live music venues at which Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Little Richard and others performed, the Rolling Stone article says.

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