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STEAM Saturday: Roots of Rhythm

Mar 11th, 2022 @ 11:00 am - Mar 12th, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a two days of special presentations of the 2022 “Roots of Rhythm” world music showcase on March 11-12, 2022. This show is an exciting blend of musical performances and educational talks on music from the African diaspora.


  • March 11 at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. (open to public schools and the general public)
  • March 12 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (open to the general public)

Student Group and Chaperone Ticket Prices:

  • Student General Admission: $7.95 per student
  • One adult will be admitted free for every 10 students.
  • Any additional adults booking with group: $10.95
  • Chaperones paying at the door without booking with group: $19.99 plus tax
  • Principals, administrators, school nurses and bus drivers: Free

Register Here.

This event qualifies for the Tennessee Arts Commission Certified Artist Roster grant program on Fri., March 11 only between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grant applications may be found here and must be submitted by February 11. Late applications will be considered pending remaining available funds. 

Link to successful grant application.

Capacity is limited. First come first served.

Questions concerning grant guidelines or the grant application process should be directed to Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission at Michelle.Sipes@tn.gov.

Questions concerning your visit to Discovery Park of America should be directed to our education team at education@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Before coming to Discovery Park, all participating schools will receive student activity packets to help supplement learning about the countries being presented.

“Roots of Rhythm” is a one-of-a-kind experience that elevates cultural awareness about music from around the globe through energetic performances and engaging audience participation activities. It is an interdisciplinary voyage that encompasses world history and geography through the lens of music, coinciding with the National Standards for Arts Education.

You can learn more about “Roots of Rhythm,” including images and promo videos, at the UTM Percussion Website.

Presentations on both March 11 and 12 are free with your membership or park admission. Not a member? Join today!

*All programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its founder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation.