Media Partner for the 2021 Juneteenth Citywide Initiative

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This day was first recognized in 1865 in Galveston, TX where Union troops announced the executive decree. This year, there will be many events acorss the city recognizing Juneteenth and we are excited to partner with the Citywide Juneteenth Committee to share and help to bring people and new, needed conversations together.


Juneteenth, Remembering Nashville History

Preserving Our History, One Bite At A Time

Featured Juneteenth Events

June 17, 2021 – Celebration of Legends Benefit Concert


Honoring the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, and Quincy Jones with tribute performances.


June 18, 2021 – State of Black Music Summit


The inaugural one-day event will feature dynamic discourse and panels exploring the intersection of Black music and Culture, with music industry leaders, top artists and media personalities gracing the stage as panelists.


June 19, 2021 – National Museum of African American Music Block Party

11:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: 5th & Broadway Rooftop; above Assembly Food Hall

NMAAM will host a block party to celebrate Black Music Month and Juneteenth with the city of Nashville, featuring ongoing live music performances, DJs and community partners. Free and open to the public