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Did you know June is Black Music Month?

It all started in 1979 when President Jimmy Carter first declared it to commemorate the cultural and historical significance of African American music. Then on March 31st, 2023, President Joe Biden signed it off officially.

Also this month, we celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining June and nineteenth, it is celebrated on the anniversary of the order, issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas.

Music and history are especially important for our children as it continues to shape culture and community. Click here to listen to a Spotify playlist to commemorate the celebration of Black Music Month and Juneteenth.

Oh, and school is out, so let the fun begin! Let's not forget about safety. Below you will find information about making summer safe for your kiddos.

However, if you choose to spend this month or this summer with your children, always remember it's simply about having fun!

Heading to Nashville? Visit the National Museum of African American Music!

Your experience begins in the Roots Theater with a brief film about the history of Black music in America.

From there, enter the Rivers of Rhythm corridor and dive into music genres on our large touch screens. Keep an eye out for one of the Take Over Moments! Move into the galleries: Wade in the Water, Crossroads, A Love Supreme, One Nation Under a Groove, and The Message. Explore at your own pace and let the music guide you!

Tickets start at $24 for adults.

It's time for summer! But first, your kid's safety.

To many of us, Memorial Day is the official start of summer fun. It’s a time to remember the people who gave so much to our country, a time to be with family and friends, and a time to take a break and have some fun.

Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day and beyond, here are a few tips to keep your adventures as safe as they are fun.


Please talk about these tips with your kids and ask friends and parents to do the same. Then enjoy the summer and remember to keep having fun.

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