Black Music Matters Festival

Nashville Music Equality slates talk on history of country in Nashville

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Nashville Music Equality is continuing Dear Music City..., a series of conversations about racial issues that surround the Nashville Music Industry community, continues on Aug. 5 with a curator of the National Museum of African American Music.

Dr. Steven Lewis, curator from the National Museum of African American Music, will present the history of Nashville and the origins of Music City. Dr. Lewis will discuss the history of how the contributions of African Americans have led to what we consider to be modern-day country music.

This series has been created in an effort to create inclusion, fight racism and eliminate the ignorance of the issues facing African Americans in Nashville in 2020, from the streets and stages to the studios and board rooms.

Registration is open.

This follows the two panel discussions, "A Conversation on Being African American in the Nashville Music Industry," that were held June 2 in the response to Blackout Tuesday (#TheShowMustBePaused), and the first panel for Dear Music City on July 15 that welcomed fans of country music.