National Museum Of African American Music to Open Sept. 3

National Museum Of African American Music to Open Sept. 3

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages. Advance tickets can be purchased from the NMAAM website with general admission ticket prices ranging from $13 to $24 for the grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The 56,000-square-foot-facility is located in the heart of downtown Nashville  

“We’re extremely excited to announce our September grand opening date for all of the music fans who have been anxiously awaiting the debut of this museum,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, NMAAM president, and CEO in a written statement. “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. We encourage everyone to start planning their 2020 trips to Nashville and purchase your tickets to this first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to celebrating incredible people and moments in American history.”

The National Museum of African American Music will open as the anchor tenant of the Fifth + Broadway development. Fifth + Broadway is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the region. It includes retail, residential, and office space right at the center of downtown Nashville on historic Broadway.

Advance tickets for general admission are available through the museum website, All admission tickets are timed, with tours scheduled every half hour. The first tour group will start at 9:00 a.m. and the last tour block will be sold at 4:00 p.m. Guests will be able to select their time slot based upon ticket availability. There are group rates for parties of 15 or more people. 

Guests who attend the museum will see and witness generations of musical history created and inspired by the work of African Americans. NMAAM features seven content galleries, six permanent and one rotating, which will chronicle black musical traditions from the 1600s up to the present day. More than 50 genres and sub-genres of American music are explored, including spirituals, jazz, and hip-hop.

Follow @TheNMAAM across all social media to stay up-to-date on the latest details. The full list of grand opening activities for NMAAM and Fifth + Broadway will be released in the upcoming months.