The banjo has evolved from its African roots, first as a minstrel instrument, and later as a jazz, bluegrass, and folk staple. At the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can see more than 300 banjos – the largest public display in the world. The interactive timeline below includes just a few. […]
Chicago planners have announced that they hope to open the first major gospel music museum in 2020. The planned $37.2 million National Museum of Gospel Music will be housed on a site once occupied by Pilgrim Baptist Church, known as the birthplace of gospel.
The Museum at Bethel Woods recounts the history of the 1960s, and the political, cultural, and musical transformations that took place…
Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky announced Wednesday morning in Owensboro that the state of Kentucky would provide an additional $5 million towards the International Bluegrass Music Center.
In Nashville, Tenn. the musicians Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the grand opening of its newest exhibit commemorating Roy Orbison and the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, “Oh, Pretty Woman.”
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ is getting a new addition to it’s already astounding collection. A Johnny Cash exhibit honoring him along with the the Carter family has been unveiled.