LOS ANGELES (Dec. 1, 2008) - The GRAMMY Museum will celebrate its grand opening with a slate of activities Dec. 3 - 6, 2008, it was announced today. The 30,000 square-foot facility will explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY® Award.
The one-of-a-kind "21st Century Museum" will feature interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits — with four floors of dynamic and engaging multimedia presentations — and will be located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district.
The grand opening of The GRAMMY Museum will also mark the culmination of the milestone 50th Celebration of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Awards.
Grand Opening festivities will kick off with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," a live CBS special and fundraising concert at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and culminates in an official ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, AEG CEO Tim Leiweke, President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow, Chair of The Recording Academy Jimmy Jam, and others on Friday, Dec. 5.
Following the ribbon cutting, local school children will be the Museum's first visitors, led through the Museum's exhibits and educational programs by celebrity docents.
Live music on NOKIA Plaza and the premiere of the GRAMMY Walk of Fame also will take place before the Museum opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 6.Read more about the Museum... GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE