Two Nashville Panels Will Explore Influence Of Black Music, Purpose Behind Blackout Tuesday Campaign

Two upcoming panel discussions will explore the importance, influence and history of Black Music, and will delve into the purpose behind the recent #BlackoutTuesday social media campaign.

A panel discussion about the real purpose and promise of Blackout Tuesday featuring Candice Watkins, Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony, Eric Holt, Gina Miller, and moderated by Cheryl Carr is being held June 23 in Nashville. Sponsored by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music as part of Black Music Month, the event will begin at 4:30 p.m. CT and is free. Attendees can register here.

SESAC is hosting a conversation in honor of Black Music Month, “How Black Music Shapes US.” The discussion about the importance of Black Music, its history, and the significance of Juneteenth, will be held on June 19 at 12 p.m. PT via Zoom.

The conversation will include SESAC affiliates Bryan-Michael Cox, Greg Curtis, JimiJames, Wow Jones, and Cocoa Sarai. The event will be moderated by SESAC VP of Creative Services James Leach and SESAC Director of Creative Services Mario Prins. Those interested in joining the conversation can click here.


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