Membership

Become a member of the National Museum of African American Music!

A NMAAM membership offers special privileges throughout the entire year, including unlimited free admission, access to private exhibitions, customized tours, discounts at our Amplify gift shop, and much more. 

Your NMAAM membership expires one year from the end of the month in which you purchased it and does not automatically renew. Example: If you purchased on January 1, 2020, your expiration date would be January 31, 2021.

For questions regarding membership, please call 615-301-8724 or email membership@nmaam.org.

General Membership Benefits

For One Full Year, NMAAM members enjoy:

  • Unlimited admission to museum galleries and changing exhibits
  • Member priority check-in
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Free admission to museum programs
  • Monthly e-newsletter and periodic e-blasts
  • 10% discount in Amplify gift shop
  • 15% discount on premium events

Membership Options

Senior - $25

Individuals 65+

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult 65+

Become a Senior Member

Student - $25

Available for individuals currently enrolled in high school, college, trade school, or university. Must present valid student ID.

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) student with valid ID

Become a Student Member

Educator - $30

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult

Become a EDUCATOR Member

Military - $30

Active or retired service members are eligible. 

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult

Become a Military Member

Individual - $50

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for One (1) adult 18+

Become an Individual Member

Dual - $70

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults 18+

Become an Dual Member

Family - $100

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults and up to Four (4) youth under 18 years old in the household, PLUS:
  • Discount on select ticketed workshops and events

Become a Family Member

Friend of the Museum - $250

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS: 
  • Discount on select ticketed workshops and events
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions

Become a Friend of the Museum Member

Patron - $500

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team

Become a Patron Member

Benefactor - $1,000

 

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team
  • VIP pre-sale access to tickets for select events
  • Invitations to advance event sales (including access to prime seats)
  • Reserved seating at select events (limited number per event)
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Two (2) single-use guest passes per year

Become a Benefactor Member

Influencer - $5,000

 

  • Includes all GENERAL benefits for Two (2) adults, PLUS:
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • White glove viewing experience with the curatorial team
  • VIP pre-sale access to tickets for select events
  • Invitations to advance event sales (including access to prime seats)
  • Reserved seating at select events (limited number per event)
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Four (4) single-use guest passes per year
  • VIP Ticketing and priority ticket handling at special events
  • Early access to private rehearsal/sound checks (via streaming)

Become an Influencer Member

 

 


 


CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

As a Corporate Circle member, you are part of a distinguished group of donors who receive unique opportunities and privileges designed to enhance your NMAAM experience and deepen your relationship with the various genres of African American music. For more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call 615.301.8724.

Artists Circle - $15,000 - $49,000

 

  • 20 corporate guest passes
  • Invitation to a VIP private event with board member or celebrity friend
  • Access to private sound checks to select events
  • Donor recognition at select events and performances
  • Two personalized gifts

 

Producer's Circle - $50,000 - $99,000

 

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE+
  • 50 corporate guest passes
  • Opportunity to underwrite the performance, event, lecture or curated programming of Donor’s choice
  • Meet the artists from the underwritten performance, event, lecture or curated programming
  • donor recognition and inclusion on website and in case statement

 

Legends Circle - $100,000+

 

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE+
  • 100 corporate guest passes
  • One complimentary event rental
  • Special donor recognition in annual report, on website and in digital and media marketing of donor support of underwritten event(s)

FAQ

Can my guest(s) come to the National Museum of African American Music without a member present?

NMAAM members are welcome to bring guests. It will be $24.95 for adult non members, $13.50 for youth and $18.75 for Teachers and Seniors. Kids under 7 are free. Members can designate a friend, family member, colleague, or anyone else of their choosing as a secondary member on their membership. As a courtesy, we ask that at least one member be present for a guest to use a member’s benefits.

Is my membership transferable to another person or family?

Memberships are non-transferable and are only valid for the person(s) whose name(s) appear on the membership. However, members can use their guest passes to bring a friend or family member. Please plan to show your photo ID when checking in at the front desk.

How do I purchase a gift of membership?

To purchase a NMAAM membership as a gift, visit nmaam.org/membership. Specify whether you would like recipient's membership cards to be mailed to them, or to yourself. The membership is active upon purchase. You can also call 615.301.8724 to purchase a membership as a gift.

Is my membership gift tax deductible?

Yes, your membership has the potential for tax-deductibility. Due to the complexity of tax regulations, we recommend that you consult with your tax adviser if you have questions regarding your individual circumstances.

Is my membership refundable?

Memberships are non-refundable. Museum memberships are a tax-deductible gift; therefore, they are not refundable.

Have additional questions? Let us help you choose the membership option that’s best for you. Contact membership@nmaam.org or 615.301.8724.

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