The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center opened its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Located in Newark, N.J., the Experience marks the first official GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast. The 8,200 square-foot space features interactive experiences that tell the history of the GRAMMY Awards, while placing a focused spotlight on the musical legends of New Jersey. Visit www.grammymuseumexp.org for more information.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience includes the following interactive exhibits, among other experiences:
- Roland Live, an area that provides visitors with a real-life simulation experience of performing onstage
- Focused exhibits that unveil the mysteries behind the recording process
- A tutorial that teaches visitors hot to rap while providing insight into the mixing/remixing song experience from Grammy winner, Wyclef Jean
- A drum interactive that allows guests to take a lesson from legendary E Street band member, Max Weinberg
- A section dedicated to the annual Grammy awards, as told through a timeline highlighting unforgettable moments in Grammy history
Developed in large part for educational purposes, the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center also provides support for supplemental music development in the area. The Experience serves as a turn-key arts and education center for schools throughout the Tri-State area. It aims to raise funds to support existing arts and culture programs, while also providing new educational opportunities and resources to youth programs throughout the area.
HALL OF FAME
The GRAMMY Museum Gallery at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive facility for Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum visitors. It allows guests to explore the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, as well as gives all ages the opportunity to be onstage and interact with every aspect of the recording process. Visit www.musicianshalloffame.com for more information.
With the privacy of headphones, visitors can play electric drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar, or sing along with Ray Charles and the Raelettes, the all-girl group who provided backing vocals for the legendary musician. For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes in the studio, exhibits for songwriting, engineering, and producing allow museum attendees to get in the booth and see for themselves what it takes to cut a record. There are also interactive exhibits for singing, recording, and DJing, and a recording studio and rehearsal room for those who want the full GRAMMY recording experience. The GRAMMY Museum Gallery is a permanent exhibit in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum; one ticket allows access to both exhibits.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
From rock to country, the Musicians Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of musicians from virtually every decade since the golden era of studio recording, starting in the 1950s and from every corner of the country. Each section of the museum exhibit space focuses on an important city in the history of American music — including but not limited to Detroit, Los Angeles, Muscle Shoals, Atlanta, Memphis, and, of course, Nashville — and explores each area’s contributions. The museum focuses on the session musicians who may not be well known to the public but played on thousands of iconic albums, from Jimi Hendrix to Hank Williams, and influenced many facets of the industry. An annual induction ceremony and concert honors new members, nominated by the American Federation of Musicians and other music industry professionals, and ensures the continued growth of the Musicians Hall of Fame.
The GRAMMY Museum’s University Affiliates program provides like-minded educational institutions with access to the rich musical history and archives of the GRAMMY Museum for educational purposes.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Cleveland, Miss. The opening of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi marked the first GRAMMY Museum to be built outside of Los Angeles. Visit www.grammymuseumms.org for more information.
Built and operated by the Cleveland Music Foundation — a non-profit organization developed in 2011 — the 27,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed on the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute — Mississippi’s sole accredited music industry studies program.
Similar to its sister museum — the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE — GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric display that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.