The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) kicked off its Black History Month Music Series on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a concert by local artist Ashley Brooks. Brooks, an 18-year-old Winchester, Tennessee native performed a set that included Jill Scott’s “Golden,” Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On,” Adele’s “Hello” and India.Arie’s “Video.”
The MNAA’s Black History Month Music Series was developed to spotlight other local groups who will perform, commemorate and celebrate the sounds of the American Civil Rights Movement.
“At Nashville International Airport, we celebrate diversity through music year-round and we are excited about another installment of our Black History Month Music Series, showcasing the iconic sounds of the Civil Rights Movement,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO.
All performances are free and open to the public and will be at Nashville International Airport on the Arts at the Airport Stage located in the Starbucks Meeter-Greeter Area (Non-secure side/Ticketing Lobby level).
“The Nashville community, and our travelers from across the globe, will have the opportunity to hear the music that accompanied a major social movement in American history,” Wiginton added. “From the marches and rallies to the quiet church gatherings, these songs continue to inspire us all today.”
Additional performances include:
• Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Creative Soul Music Academy; 2 – 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 15 – The John Birdsong Quartet; 2 – 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Fisk University Jazz Ensemble; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Tennessee State University Choir; 2 – 4 p.m.