This February ABLE is prioritizing Black History Month by focusing on and celebrating black joy and accomplishments. To do so, we’ve created a list of Nashville BHM events and exhibits for our own team and we wanted to share them with you too! 


  • Frist After Five - Celebrating Black Arts + Culture [ Link ]
    • What: live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes!
    • When: Every Thursday in February; 6:00-8:00PM
    • Where: The Frist Café, Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
    • Cost: Free (does not include exhibit admission)
  • Civil Rights Collection @ Nashville Public Library [ Link ]
    • What: exhibit dedicated to exploring the drama of the Civil Rights Movement, locally and nationally
    • When: Year round during regular Library hours
    • Where: Main Library Branch, 615 Church Street, Nashville TN 37219
    • Cost: Free
  • National Museum of African American Music [ Link ]
    • What: "... museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans."
    • When: Year round
    • Where: 510 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
    • Cost: $25
  • The Nashville Black Market - 4th Annual Black History Month Expo [ Link ]
    • What: Spotlighting more than 100 black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Come dance, drink, and shop, all while empowering black businesses.
    • When: Sat, Feb 11th 11AM-7PM & Sun, Feb 12 12-6PM
    • Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville TN 37203
    • Cost: Free
  • The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum [ Link ]
    • What: Several exhibits dedicated to the development of Black recording artists - Motown Exhibit, Staxx Recording Studio Exhibit, Jimi Hendrix Exhibit
    • When: Year round
    • Where: 401 Gay Street. Nashville TN 37219
    • Cost: Adult admission $28 [ Info and full price list ]
  • Tennessee State University
    • 2023 Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture (virtual), Feb 10, 2023, 9am-2pm [ Link ]
  • Middle Tennessee State University - calendar of Black History Month Events [ Link ]
  • Belmont University - calendar of Black History Month Events [ Link ]
  • Vanderbilt University - calendar of Black History Month Events [ Link ]

Our team is looking forward to listening, learning, and celebrating together and hope you all will join us!

February 16, 2023 — Bridget Minor

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