New Museum Celebrates New Jersey’s Music History
I got a sneak peak at the new Grammy Museum Experience yesterday and I'm excited to tell you about it! It celebrates the music industry past and present and pays special tribute to artists with roots in New Jersey: Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Gaynor and Count Basie are just some of the names you'll recognize walking through the 8,200 square foot space.
It's described as a "21st Century Museum" meaning in addition to artifacts like statues and costumes, you can also enjoy immersive interactive experiences. You can experience what it feels like to be on stage singing or playing an instrument. You can play the drums along with video of Max Weinberg from the E Street Band.
You'll see lots of great Grammy moments captured on video and still shots hanging on the wall. Even the not-so-great moments have a place in this exhibit: remember the guy who wiggled on stage with the words "Soy Bomb" painted on his chest?
The North Jersey Coast Line trains will take you to Newark Penn Station and then it's a 10 minute walk to the Prudential Center. There you'll see the new Grammy Museum Experience where it costs only $10 to get in.
You can get more information at the Grammy Museum's website.