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Black History Month is here and we get an extra day due to the leap year (won’t he do it!). We are dedicated to spreading the word about the people and places who have shaped Nashville in the past and continue to make an impact today. This year’s guide includes a running list of Black History Month-specific events you can experience by yourself, with the kids, family, significant other, friends, or colleagues.

Have an event you want to be included in our Urbaanite Nashville Black History Month Guide? Email hello@urbaanite.com

Black History Month Events in Nashville

New events added and updated every Thursday in February.

Every Saturday in February – Black History In Music: Work, Worship, and Celebration

February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th – 1pm – 4pm

This exclusive art exhibit aims to revive the memory of those thriving times while also honoring the businesses and entrepreneurs that made Historic Jefferson Street a musical haven.

Jefferson Street Sound Museum, 2004 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208

 

February 1  – Black Soul + Spirits Tasting

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Kick off Black History Month with a showcase of Tennessee’s minority-owned wine and spirit businesses to raise awareness and funds for the National Museum of African American Music. It will be an evening reception with live music, tasting samples, and exclusive gallery access.

National Museum of African American Music, 510 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

 

February 3  – Black History Hike

10:00 am

Join the Black Wellness Collective and renew your mind, revitalize your spirit, and refresh your energy.

Harpeth River I 1672 Cedar Hill Road, Kingston Springs, TN 37082

 

February 9 – African Dance Class

6pm-7pm

Join the Goddesses of Gathering and InnerG Juice & Yoga for and African Dance Class complete with live drumming!

1807 9th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

 

February 10 – Sweat it out with Title Nash

12:00 pm

A mix of cardio and kickboxing to get your heart rate up and raise money for the movement with the Black Wellness Collective!

1906 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203

 

February 10 – 11  – Black History Month Expo

11:00am – 6:00pm

The Nashville Black Market returns for their 2024 season on February 10th – 11th for Black History Month! Come out to dance, eat, network, and shop with over 50 Black Owned Businesses.

Nashville Fairgrounds, 401 Wingrove St, Nashville, TN 37203

 

February 13  – Gospel: Preview Screening and Conversation 

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join Vanderbilt Divinity School on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 pm for a preview screening of Gospel, where two of the show’s commentators – Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D. and Rev. Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D.– will be in conversation about the production of the Gospel series, the role of both preaching and gospel music in contemporary society, and how those art forms are changing. The event will feature a special musical performance by the Fisk University Choir Ensemble. A reception will follow the event.

Sarratt Cinema, 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37240

 

February 22 – March 10 – The Piano Lesson

Nightly – 7:30pm, Matinees 2:30pm (check website for dates and times)

Kennie Playhouse Theatre is celebrating Black History month by honoring one of the greatest playwrights in American History August Wilson. Come see his work “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson”. Grab your tickets

Z. Alexander Lobby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd , Nashville, TN 37208 

 

February 22 – Frist after Five: Black History Month Celebration

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Visit the Frist Art Musuem on Thursday evening, February 22, for a special Black History Month celebration. Enjoy live music, tours, and more! Plus, Zilla’s food truck and a tour and sketch experience.

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

 

February 24 – Black History Month Expo

12:00pm-5:00pm

Join Create the Culture Events for their BHM expo featuring 35 minority owned businesses selling their goods and services, a live DJ, entertainment, networking, selfie station, giveaways, shopping, and food. The event is family friendly, free, and open to the public. 

1900 Church St. Nashville, TN 37203

 

February 25 – Resistance Workout with Solidcore

4:00pm

Join in on this pilates-inspired reformer and donate to the movement with the Black Wellness Collective!

810 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203

 

 

 

A Little Nashville History Stories

How to use the guide:

  1. Check out the guide every Thursday during February to see the events you can attend and plan out your schedule for the week. We will be updating every Thursday morning.
  2. Take time to read our – A Little Nashville History Series below. These are stories and history lessons we have shared over the years.
  3. Make sure to share the guide with all of the people in your life to ensure they know how to get out, support and celebrate all of the amazing things happening around Black History Month in Nashville.
  4. Lastly, we want to share your beautiful faces as you are out enjoying, learning and living in Nashville. Don’t forgot to tag us @urbaanite on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (X) with #urbaanitenashville. We will be featuring photos of Urbaanites in the city on our socials during the month of February.