Grammy Museum Mississippi Opens Today

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 5th 2016 1079 15

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.

Photo via Grammy Museum Facebook

Photo via Grammy Museum Facebook

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:

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In the lobby before you enter the exhibit.

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The Roland Room is just one of several interactive parts of the museum.

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You can also try your hand at recording and producing songs.

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The history of the electric guitar.

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A keytar!

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Actual wardrobe used at Grammy Awards, including CeeLo Green, Daft Punk, and more.

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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.

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Here’s an early set list for the Beatles. Notice the second song in the left column.

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There is also a Mississippi Music Room, with an incredible interactive music discovery tool and a listening bar (below).

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Much more on this museum later. In the meantime, check out their website and facebook page.

Go there:

Grammy Museum Mississippi
800 W. Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732

grammymuseumms.org

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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