We received this correspondence at the Creative Command HQ’s inner sanctum the other day and with my aim at using this blog for a wider audience and entertainment I figured I should share it with you. Take a look.
The Press Release:
The GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center, the interactive experience devoted to exploring music history and education, will open the doors to its 8,200-square-foot location/expansion housed in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. ET. Dedicated to celebrating the legacies of all forms of music and cultivating a greater awareness of the history of music with today’s youth, the Experience will feature interactive exhibits, as well as famed historical musical artifacts, such as fashion pieces worn by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Winehouse, and many more. In honor of the rich musical heritage of New Jersey, the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center will feature a significant section that pays tribute to New Jersey’s homegrown entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston. One-Of-A-Kind Artifacts Will Be Available For Music Lovers to Enjoy, Including Jennifer Lopez’s Famed Green Versace Dress and Kanye West’s Iconic Drum Major Outfit.
The Experience will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tickets ranging from $7 to $10. Individual ticket and group ticket pricing and can be found at GRAMMYMuseumExp.org (linked below) tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster.com
“The Experience highlights the power music has to inspire, educate and celebrate,” said GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director Bob Santelli. “There is something for everyone – from exhibits designed to educate, to those that underline the history of music and its special place in our culture. We are proud to work alongside partners like Josh Harris and David Blitzer, and support the incredible work they have done to make the Prudential Center a major destination for music and entertainment on the East Coast. We are honored and thrilled to be able to share the Experience with the local community of Newark, and with visitors worldwide.”
“The GRAMMY Museum Experience will bring together two innovative brands in entertainment – the Prudential Center, a top-5 most played venue in the United States, and the GRAMMY Museum, the most revered and respected property in music industry history. As stewards of these iconic brands, active residents of the city of Newark, and under the leadership of Josh Harris and David Blitzer, we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to ignite the special passion sports and music has in our world, and on the youth of today,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “We look forward to honoring both the musical legacy of many of the acts, who have graced our stage at The Rock; as well as the performing legends who have inspired movements that have shaped our industry.”
“The GRAMMY Museum celebrates the transcendent power of music to cross generations and cultures,” said Colin McConnell, Chief Brand Officer, Prudential. “In partnership with Prudential Center, we’re proud to celebrate the rich musical history of the GRAMMY Awards® here in our hometown of Newark, a city which has contributed so much to American music.”
Developed in large part for educational purposes, the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center will also provide support for supplemental music development in the area and serve as a turnkey 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.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience will include a New Jersey Legends exhibit featuring a spotlight on iconic artists from New Jersey. In addition, the Experience will educate visitors on the heritage and history of the musically-rich state of New Jersey, while inspiring the area’s next generation of music makers. The GRAMMY Museum Experience will also include the following interactive exhibits:
– 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 how-to tutorial that teaches visitors how to rap while providing insight into the mixing/remixing song experience
– A section dedicated to the annual GRAMMY Awards, as told through a timeline highlighting unforgettable moments in GRAMMY history
Over the past three years, the Prudential Center, a top-5 arena, has made an immense impact on the Newark community. In 2016, the Prudential Center recorded its highest-grossing weekend and busiest month in building history, with roughly 146,000 people entering the building monthly. Through alignment with local leaders, investments in talent development and commitment to venue upkeep, the Prudential Center has nearly doubled its entertainment programming, making it New Jersey’s home sports and entertainment venue.
For more information on the GRAMMY Museum Experience• please visit the link below.
About the GRAMMY Museum Experience• Prudential Center: Built and operated by the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the 8,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Experience – set to open in October 2017 – is housed within the Prudential Center, an AEG affiliated facility that hosts approximately 200 sports and entertainment events per year. The Experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost to be built on the East Coast and, similar to the original GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, the Experience will be 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 New Jersey. The Experience will feature a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. For more information about GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, visit GRAMMYMUSEUMEXP.ORG
About Prudential Financial, Inc.: Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com
About Prudential Center: Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: This sounds pretty cool but with not a whole lot of Metal and Hard Rock to enjoy it’s probably not for me at all – at least when it comes to adventuring on behalf of the PiercingMetal.com website. Should I end up here I will determine about posting for the readers of this Lifestyle Blog since we have offered up a bevy of touristy things to do over the years and this totally applies. What do you readers think about this new to do item? Does it interest you at all?
Official Website: https://www.grammymuseumexp.org