African American Music Trails

African American Music Trails

The African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina is a companion heritage tourism initiative in the eastern part of the state. The effort showcases other amazing facets of North Carolina’s rich and diverse music heritage: jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, gospel, hymns, blues, rap, marching bands, and beach music.

A project of the North Carolina Arts Council and local partner organizations, the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina website and guidebook provide an insider’s guide to the music traditions, musicians, venues, cultural landmarks, and culinary treasures of the eight-county region.