(BPRW) Couple Announces Partnership w/ National Museum of African American Music to Showcase Over 200 Black Owned Businesses in Nashville for Small Business Saturday Event
(Black PR Wire) Shop Black City Tour is proud to announce Shop Black Small Business Weekend in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). This event takes place the day after Black Friday on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was originally founded in 2010 by American Express. The goal was to celebrate small business success and encourage consumers to 'shop small’ and support businesses in their local communities. In that same spirit, Shop Black Small Business Weekend will celebrate, promote, and support Black-owned Small Businesses in our local community of Nashville.
This two-day event will host over 200 Black-owned Small Businesses from across the country and will feature local food, beverages, and desserts as well as a live DJ and local emerging music artists. On Saturday, Cool Girls Create and other Black-owned apparel businesses will be hosting an exclusive fashion show to showcase black designers, models, dancers and creatives. On Sunday, Greg and Tee Westbrook, founders of Shop Black City Tour and the Shop Black Small Business Weekend event, are hosting an exclusive awards ceremony to highlight the achievements of Black-owned Businesses of our Nashville community.
“We started Shop Black City Tour in 2019 with the goal of helping local Black Owned Businesses thrive in Nashville,” Greg said. “ In 2021 alone, we toured 6 different cities and worked with over 600 businesses.” In early 2021, Greg and Tee held vendor events for black owned businesses in Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte and St. Louis bringing in hundreds of attendees. “After walking away from our corporate jobs together 3 years ago, it has been amazing to see the impact that we’ve had on our community as passionpreneurs.” said Tee.
Shop Black Small Business Weekend will take place during NMAAM’s open hours so that attendees can also take a museum tour. The tour takes about ninety minutes to complete and includes over 8 exhibits. NMAAM opened its doors in January 2021, although the museum project was originally proposed in 2002. The 56,000-square-foot facility is housed on Fifth + Broadway, located in the heart of Music City. To date, it is the only museum dedicated to educating, preserving, and celebrating more than 50 musical genres that were designed, influenced and/or inspired by African Americans. National Chairs include Darius Rucker and CeCe Winans.
For information on community partnerships, sponsorships, vendor availability or other SBCT events please visit https://www.shopblackcitytour.com/. For more information about the NMAAM museum, please visit https://nmaam.org/.