A Black Tie Affair

A CELEBRATION OF LEGENDS GALA

will honor the next class of Legends in music while celebrating African American pride and musical expression, in a style inspired by that dazzling period of the Harlem Renaissance.

WHEN

THURSDAY

MAY 31, 2018

6:30PM

registration begins at 5:45pm

where

War memorial auditorium

301 6th Ave N 

Nashville, TN

WHEN

THURSDAY

MAY 31, 2018

6:30PM

registration begins at 5:45pm

where

War memorial auditorium

301 6th Ave N 

Nashville, TN

Register Online Today!

The Rhapsody & Rhythm Award

At the Celebration of Legends Gala, each honoree will be presented with a special tribute performance by some of today’s most dynamic artists, and a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award. The Rhapsody & Rhythm Award celebrates entertainers, executives, and music industry pioneers for the impactful, multi-generational contributions they have made to the many forms of African American music and American culture.

A Celebration of Legends Gala

A Evening With Legends

 This night will surely be one to remember with live tribute performances, a mini-NMAAM exhibition, and some of the biggest names in African-American music.

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2018 Honorees

This year’s honorees have all demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and a passion for music that solidified their places in history as legends.

Charlie Wilson

R&B Icon and BET Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Nile Rodgers

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inducted Composer and Producer

Yolanda Adams

Five Time Grammy Award Winning Gospel Superstar

Mona Scott Young

Media Mogul and CEO of Monami Entertainment

Keb Mo

Award Winning Contemporary Blues Master and Advocate

War Memorial Auditorium

301 6th Ave N, 

Nashville, TN 37243

Sponsorship opportunities

The Legends Gala gives corporations and organizations the opportunity to align their brand with promotions and media leading up to and on the day of the event.  


With a variety of options and touchpoints, we have a sponsorship package just right for your company.

NMAAM Leadership & EVENT CHAIRS

Dyana Williams

CEO of Influence Entertainment
Co-Founder of Black Music Month
NMAAM National Advisory Board Member

Phil Thornton

Senior Vice President and General Manager
at RCA Inspiration
NMAAM Board Member

Stay in Touch

The National Museum of African American Music is set to open its doors in 2019. It is to be the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of the many music genres created, influenced, or inspired by African Americans. Being built in Nashville, the Museum will share the story of the American Soundtrack, integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.

Contact

ltoney@nmaam.org

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