On Monday, Nov. 8, two days prior to the annual CMA Awards, a collective of BIPOC country artists and speakers will come together for an event held simultaneously in Nashville and Los Angeles that will celebrate the impact of BIPOC artists on country music’s past, present and future.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. PT, the inaugural Rosedale Summit: Country’s Reclamation & Promising Future will be held at Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The event is produced by Propper Daley and Rosedale Collective. The Summit's host committee is led by the board of Nashville Music Equality, while the evening is presented by Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, United Talent Agency, Sofar Sounds, Uncle Nearest and Social Impact Fund.
Speakers and performers at the free event include Dr. Cleve Francis, Frankie Staton, Rissi Palmer, Allison Russell, Reyna Roberts, duo Louis York, Richard Lui, Tony Evans Jr., Gabe Lee, Autumn Nicholas, Valerie Ponzio, Kapali Long, Dr. Matthew Morrison, Hillary Howell and the Smithsonian’s Dr. Dwandalyn Reece.