June is recognized as Black Music Month which is easy to forget about sometimes when you celebrate Black Music EVERYDAY here on The All New 107.3 Kiss-FM, but its still important to recognize our musical history and contributions.

A little history and background for you. Created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Black Music Month celebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage.

This Saturday in Tyler at The Texas African American Museum, they will be spending the day celebrating our music and culture at The Texas African American Music Month Celebration.


It's going down at the TAAM located at 309 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with live performances from George Faber & Friends, special guest comedian "Sister Canataloupe" and Virlinda Stanton.

Virlinda stopped by the Kiss Studio this week to share more details about the event and she also stops by to discuss the importance of recognizing Black Music Month and some of the things she's working on and has coming in the near future. Check out our conversation on The Melz On The MIC Podcast below:

Along with the musical performances, The Texas African American Museum will be open as well for you to check out so swing by this weekend and enjoy some great music and learn more about our culture and history!

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