As part of the national June observance of African-American Music Month, Arkansas Tourism will honor the contributions of African-American musicians by featuring local artists who have cultivated musical careers in The Natural State. Arkansans are encouraged to follow along on the Arkansas Tourism social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) to watch exclusive artist videos and learn about upcoming special events.
Virtually every genre of music has in some way been touched and influenced by African-Americans. Consequently, it’s fitting for African-American Music Month to recognize and celebrate the historical influence African-Americans have had on the music industry and other artists. First initiated on June 7, 1979, by President Jimmy Carter, African-American Music Month scores the rich legacy of African-American music and history by paying homage to the many artists, writers and songs that have shaped American pop culture and inspired artists across all musical genres, while transcending color, circumstances and time.
For more information about Arkansas music, visit www.arkansas.com/music.
About Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit www.arkansas.com.
Submitted by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-7606
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