It's gonna be a celebration for the ages on Thursday, May 31st when the National Museum of African American Music celebrates the rich legacies of Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Keb' Mo' and Mona Scott-Young during its fifth annual Celebration of Legends Gala.
Each of the ground-breaking entertainers will receive the Rhapsody & Rhythm Award, which celebrates African American musical and cultural trailblazers who have impacted American music across all genres. Regarding this year's honorees, NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III said, "Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Mona Scott-Young, and Keb' Mo' represent the talented, accomplished and decorated musical pioneers that the National Museum of African American Music seeks to elevate. Their storied careers have a prominent place in history and we're proud to honor them with this award."
The gala, which takes place at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium, will benefit NMAAM's educational and community programs, enabling them to expand their reach and engagement with the local community. Additionally, it will also benefit the museum which is set to open in 2019, making it the only museum solely dedicated to highlighting the influence African Americans have had on music. To purchase tickets for the gala or learn more about the NMAAM, visit the museum's website for more information.