Ed. note: The following is a guest post. A few years ago, The Wife and I visited The Grammy Museum for the first time (as local tourists). This spring, another local couple visited The Grammy Museum and I am happy to have their guest post on their visit! If you’ve traveled to Staples Center or LA Live for a concert or sports event, you know The Grammy Museum is attached to LA Live. It’s quite appropos that the city with the big music labels housed a place where music history could be shared with the public.
Without further ado, here’s M’s visit to The Grammy Museum!
This is a review of my recent visit to the Grammy Museum located in LA Live with my adventurous wife.Â When you first walk in, you are greeted immediately with a massive floor to ceiling screen showing scenes of Grammy award shows from the past.Â There are four floors in total, but it isn’t too large of a place or too overwhelming.Â It’s downtown LA after all, itâ€™s not like they could have dropped a massive space next to the Convention Center or Staples Center. The Grammy Museum is a really fun interactive and creative space that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They have sound rooms to mix your own music, instruments to play and interactive screens to listen to fantastic artists. I really loved the sound rooms â€“ I mean come on, who didnâ€™t want to be a rock god when they were growing up?
I think we really liked the overall concept that was apparent in terms of presenting various music genres in a group/theme/category. Headphones are everywhere are seem to be utilized to give the music some kind of context to the subject matter being presented.Â Again, if you just want to browse then you can do that.Â If you are really into music, then you can immerse yourself for hours here.Â We were there for about two hours but easily could have stayed longer. We finished off our fantastic music voyage with a short walk up Figueroa to City Tavern.Â Cold beer, garlic fries, and a pretty darn good burger was just the way to wrap up our day in LA.Â While we live in Orange County, sometimes it is fun to act like a tourist to see all the sights of downtown LA.
Â I found a few events and traveling exhibits that may be of interest to you (or at least to me!):
- Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey (traveling exhibit) – through Spring 2015
- Donald Glover aka the Childish GambinoÂ (Q&A/performance) – September 15, 2014 – tickets go on sale 8/26/14
- Michael Jackson (temporary exhibit)
Hurry and get your tickets and share with me your favorite artists! Â Â Disclosure: Complimentary admission provided by The Grammy Museum. The above is the guest poster’s honest review and opinion.