One Nation Under a Groove

The National Museum of African American Music is finally open!

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NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 2
    Friday 6:00PM-10:00PM

    A Celebration of Legends

    The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) presents our ninth annual Rhapsody & Rhythm Awards to musical pioneers Missy Elliott and Atlantic Records during our Celebration of Legends event on Friday,...

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  • Jun 3
    Saturday 12:30PM-3:00PM

    heARTBEAT Saturday hosted by Dj Casanova

    NMAAM's community event heARTBEAT Saturdays features music, dancing, and special discounts for museum tours every Saturday from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

    This Saturday, DJ Casanova will be on the 1s and 2s in the NMAAM Lobby. All heARTBEAT Sat...

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  • Jun 3
    Saturday 5:00PM-8:00PM

    NMAAM and the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl

    NMAAM is excited to join the FirstBank  First Saturday  Art Crawl! The First  Saturday Art Crawl will showcase our feature gallery’s This is Hip-Hop Exhibit! This is event is open to the public from 5 pm - 8 pm.  A spe...

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