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In 2025, the Gospel Music Association will open the Dove Center and Gospel Music Museum in downtown Nashville.

New Christian & Gospel Music Museum to Open

The Gospel Music Association is set to open the Dove Center and Gospel Music Museum in 2025, located just one block from the Ryman Auditorium.

A new museum is being built in Nashville to recognize Christian and Gospel artists worldwide.

A ceremonial construction kick-off of the brand-new Christian & Gospel Music Museum took place at the Dove Center in downtown Nashville last week, with several special guests putting on performances, including Dove Award and Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith and Dove Award-winning artist Jekalyn Carr.

The Gospel Music Association recently hosted the ceremonial construction kick-off of the brand-new museum at The Dove Center.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to break ground on the new home for Christian & Gospel music right in the heart of Music City,” said Jackie Patillo, Gospel Music Association President. “The opportunity to be a beacon of light here in Nashville and offer a place to fulfill our mission to expose, promote, and celebrate the Gospel is a big step forward.”

The 11,000 sq. foot museum will feature state-of-the-art interactive displays showcasing the past and present story of Christian & Gospel music, and it will be built steps away from the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The new museum is slated to open in Fall 2025.




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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.