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America's Music: a film history of our popular music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway: Home

A series of free film screenings, public discussions and concerts celebrating the history of American popular music.

A Joint Project of:




What is America's Music?


America's Music is a six-week series of public programs created by Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, and Tribeca Flashpoint  and the  Society for American Music. America's Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

The programs feature documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: Blues and Gospel, Broadway, Jazz, Bluegrass and Country, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mambo and Hip Hop. Three free concerts will also be presented as part of Georgia Southern University's America's Music project.


[Note: all movie stills used with permission]


America’s Music 2013 Series   (Henderson Library Blog, November 20, 2013)

America’s Music: Free Concert — “We Are Coming, Father Abram” (Henderson Library Blog, October 1, 2013)

America’s Music: Free Concert — “Nothin’ but the Blues” featuring The Chris Mitchell Band (Henderson Library Blog, Sept. 4, 2013)

Broadway & Tin Pan Alley (Henderson Library Blog, Aug. 15, 2013)

Rock & Roll: Dylan Plugs In  (Henderson Library Blog, July 29, 2013)

Pladd Dot Concert, Aug. 2, 2013 (Henderson Library Blog, July 29, 2013)

America's Music at Georgia Southern (Henderson Library Blog, July 26, 2013)

Next Film Screening: Oct. 8th

October 8th  (Film Showing/Discussion)

NOTE: This series is free and open to all members of the community. NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.