Head up to the fourth floor and learn the story behind many of your favorite songs!
Our "Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gallery" features video highlights from the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards & Induction Dinners, an informational kiosk featuring inductees and honorees, and rare handwritten artifacts.
We are thrilled to feature a wide variety of public programs this week at the Museum! Click the link in our bio to grab one of the last few tickets available to select programs.
Monday: @RollingStone writer Anthony DeCurtis tells the provocative story of legendary singer and songwriter @LouReed’s complex life.
Tuesday: @officialRoyOrbison's three sons, Wesley, Alex, and @RoyOrbisonJr., celebrate the legacy of their father, discussing their new book set 'The Authorized Roy Orbison', and the release of the album 'A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.' Wednesday: An illustrious panel of GRAMMY-nominated and award-wining songwriters (@DaveBassett1, Warren "Oak" Felder, and @TeddyGeiger) will share craft, history, and stories behind their top-charting hits!
Thursday: Following their recent summer stadium tour with @Metallica in support of their critically acclaimed new album 'The Stage,' @avengedsevenfold takes the stage for a conversation and rare acoustic performance.
"X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles" is officially open! Learn how the band quickly established themselves as one of the best acts during the first wave of L.A.'s flourishing #punk scene.
Our second floor Special Exhibits Gallery hosts handwritten lyrics, personal items, and much more as we celebrate X's 40th anniversary. Head down to the Museum today and be among the first people to experience the exhibit!
Have you seen @beyonce's stunning black @MichaelCostello dress from her performance at "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All Star #GRAMMYSalute?" You can find this elegant piece on display on our 4th floor!
If you're a high school #jazz instrumentalist, apply now for the chance of a lifetime! Our #GRAMMYCamp-Jazz Session selects top high school instrumentalists from across the country to audition for the GRAMMY Band. Those who are selected will participate in the 2018 GRAMMY Jazz Tour in New York. Applications are due October 22. Follow the link in our bio to apply 🎷
Whether it's Peter Tork's (@TheMonkees) banjo or @Fender's commemorative reissue of #JimiHendrix's #Stratocaster, our "Monterey Pop" exhibit is a must see for all music fans!
The exhibit closes on October 22nd. Check out these instruments and many more before it's too late!
What a week of programs ahead! Swipe ⬅ to see whose headed our way and learn a bit about them below 🎶
Monday: GRAMMY-nominated English musician, political activist, and now author Billy Bragg discusses his career and new book. 'Roots, Radicals and Rockers' is Bragg’s take on how skiffle (a guitar-led take on American roots music played by British teenagers in the 1950s) helped change the world of music.
Tuesday: Combined, Daniel Ho & Tak Matsumoto have won seven GRAMMY Awards! Featuring traditional instruments that are a part of their respective island cultures, including the ukulele, slack key guitar, koto and taiko, we're excited to hear them perform.
Wednesday: Lindsey Buckingham & @ChristineMcVieofficial are two links of the figurative chain that once made up one of the most popular bands of the ’70s, #FleetwoodMac. They'll take the Clive Davis Theater stage for a conversation to discuss their recent collaboration which led to their first self-titled album.
Friday: @Xthebandofficial join us for a rare GRAMMY Museum rooftop performance as we celebrate the opening of their new exhibit "X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles!"
Next Friday "X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles" opens and @Xtheband will be on hand for a rooftop performance!
On display in the Special Exhibits Gallery on the second floor, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X’s four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.’s flourishing punk scene.
Make your plans to head downtown and check out our newest exhibit!
We had 13 events with amazing artists in September. Most nights were sold out. Become a member and get early access to tickets, members-only programs, and free admission for the year. Click the link in our bio to sign up today!
Known for his elaborate accessories "The King of Pop," Michael Jackson, called attention to himself and his music. From the red leather jacket used in "#Thriller" to sequined gloves, our exhibit puts the spotlight on some of his most iconic outfits. These are four cases of music history that you have to see up close!