The National Museum of African American Music offers free admission in February

Your next visit to the National Museum of African American Music might come with admission to the house.

To celebrate Black History Month, the museum is partnering with corporate sponsor Nissan to offer free admission on Wednesdays in February.

The offer comes without a ticket: visitors can board between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a Wednesday this month for free admission to the museum. The offer started on February 2; it takes place again on February 9, 16 and 23.

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“Our museum educates, preserves and showcases the contributions that black artists have made to our culture, and I look forward to our community celebrating with us throughout the month,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, President and CEO. from the management of NMAAM, in a press release.

The National Museum of African American Music resides in the 5th and Broadway development in Nashville, Tennessee.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the museum when it opens to the public at the end of January 2021.

The National Museum of African American Music opened its doors a year ago in the sprawling 5th + Broad complex in downtown Nashville.

The museum features an interactive exhibit and artifacts – such as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet, a Gibson “Lucille” guitar played by BB King, and Billie Holliday’s performance contracts. – which describe a history of black music ranging from spiritual songs to blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, funk, hip-hop and modern pop.

In partnership with Nissan, the museum is also celebrating Black History Month with a new program for aspiring musicians studying at local historically black colleges and universities. Titled “Fine Tuning: A Masterclass Series,” the program pairs students with industry professionals at two events this month.

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