Grammy Museum Mississippi Opens Today
About two hours south of Memphis in the Mississippi Delta, you can now take an extensive, high-tech dive into Grammy music history – with a focus on Mississippi artists. Many of those just happen to have ties to Memphis.
I went down to Cleveland, Miss. yesterday and got a first look before the Grammy Museum Mississippi opened to the public today. In short: it’s absolutely worth a road trip from Memphis.
There are exhibits on Grammy history, in-depth information on Grammy winners, hours of things to listen to and watch, and more interactive . I’ll write more on the museum later, but for now here are a few photos and the basic information.
Grammy Museum Mississippi is located at 800 W. Sunflower Road in Cleveland, Miss. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5:30 p.m. Call 662-441-0100 or visit grammymuseumms.org for more info.
Adult tickets are $12, college students with ID and youth are $6, military and seniors are $10.
Memphis represent on the exterior of the building:
In the lobby before you enter the exhibit.
The Roland Room is just one of several interactive parts of the museum.
You can also try your hand at recording and producing songs.
The history of the electric guitar.
Actual wardrobe used at Grammy Awards, including CeeLo Green, Daft Punk, and more.
Grammy Museum Mississippi has ten exhibitions in a free-flowing, modern building adjacent to the Delta State University campus, plus one rotating exhibit. Right now, that one is “Ladies and Gentleman – The Beatles!” It will be up until June.
Here’s an early set list for the Beatles. Notice the second song in the left column.
There is also a Mississippi Music Room, with an incredible interactive music discovery tool and a listening bar (below).
Much more on this museum later. In the meantime, check out their website and facebook page.
Grammy Museum Mississippi
800 W. Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732