Mississippi has more GRAMMY nominees and winners than any other state so it makes sense that the Magnolia State would be home to this world class museum. Located in Cleveland, this museum needs to be on your bucket list!
It’s All Things Music
Mississippi has had some impact on every genre of music that exists. The Mississippi GRAMMY Museum is about all thing’s music, both statewide and nationally. It is easy to see the Mississippi connection as soon as you enter the museum. Regardless of your favorite type of music, you will be enthralled with this incredible location.
The permanent exhibits in the museum are innovative, educational, and fun! They start with the history of the GRAMMY Awards and even have on display awards won by various artist. The artifacts give you a unique look at the best performances and red carpet moments no one will forget soon!
The museum has some of the most incredible exhibits, including Special Exhibits that are only available for a short amount of time. The two special exhibits currently on display are MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV, which is on display until January 1, 2023, and explores the history of MTV and how the man who created it, Robert Pittman, was from Jackson. The other exhibit, The Sounds of Southern Rock traces its roots back to the Allman Brothers Band in the late 1960s, exploding into its own genre of southern rock and roll. The artifacts for both exhibits are fascinating and will jog some memories! This exhibit closes September 3, 2023.
If you follow the GRAMMY’s and have watched the awards show, you will know that the artists come in style, some terrible, others beautiful but all remembered! You will find several of these outfits adorning the walls of the museum from the celebrities that have walked the red carpet. Additionally, stage props, musical instruments, and more collectibles from numerous artists and eras take you back to when you heard their songs or saw them on stage.
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