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Black History Month at Metro Parks


Metro Parks’ Black History Month Programs

Metro Parks has two public events scheduled for Black History Month to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation's history.

The Music Department presents a night of music and song. The event scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday, February 10 at the Centennial Black Box Theater in Centennial Park (211 27th Avenue North, Nashville TN) features Neo-soul/R&B singer Lauren McClinton accompanied by guitarist Rizzo McCollough, the jazz band Concurrence and guest speaker Jimmy Otey. Mr. Otey, a professional drummer, will speak on the musical heritage and impact of Nashville’s historic Jefferson Street.

Madison Community Center’s featured program, “Look How Far We Have Come, But Look How Far We Have to Go,” is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, February 22 at Madison Community Center located at 510 Cumberland Avenue. The hour-long program features Vincent Horsley (the keynote speaker), a variety of dance groups, step teams and more!

All programs are free and open to the public.