Popular music is an expression of the age in which it was created, which is why current radio stations only plays songs about the Mayan apocalypse. Delve into sonic time capsules with today’s Groupon to the GRAMMY Museum. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get two adult admissions (up to a $25.90 value).
- For $22, you get two adult and two children admissions (up to a $47.80 value).
- For $25, you get a one-year emerging artist membership for one adult (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a one-year debut membership for two adults (a $75 value).
- For $45, you get a one-year opening act membership for two adults and up to four youths (a $90 value).
The GRAMMY Museum packs four floors with interactive experiences that display the history and technology of all forms of recorded music, including hip-hop, country, classical, and jazz. Visitors examine more than two dozen multimedia exhibits and at least one guitar while exploring the 30,000-square-foot musical repository. Tours proceed from the top down, first launching guests up four floors to stroll through the Songwriters Hall of Fame gallery and displays devoted to timeless artists, including Stevie Ray Vaughn and Sam Cooke. Proceeding down a level, visitors examine one-of-a-kind artifacts that depict the style and legacy of Michael Jackson as well as an operational recording studio with instruments ready to be played. Traveling exhibits grant guests a fleeting glimpse of special collections, such as the current George Harrison: Living In The Material World and the upcoming Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal.
The second floor’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theater screens films during museum hours and hosts both member-exclusive and public programming that profile prominent musicians and famous key signatures. The flagship series, An Evening With, features award-winning artists, such as Brian Wilson, Damian Marley, and Mavis Staples, who share stories from their career during an interview and audience Q&A. Robert Randolph, Raphael Saadiq, John Legend & The Roots, and other artists have participated in The Drop series, where musicians celebrate a new album release by playing new tracks and explaining the inspiration for their LP.
Members may freely parade through any exhibit, permanent or traveling, and receive priority notice and seating for upcoming public programming at the museum. Their donations automatically include them on weekly emails about upcoming happenings and garner them a complimentary subscription to Los Angeles magazine, as well as the ability to read the Internet for free. The complete list of benefits included in membership can be found here.
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE The GRAMMY Museum aims to immerse guests in a historic and melodic experience with four floors devoted to American music. The 30,000-square-foot museum celebrates the American musical tradition with concerts, lectures, and exhibits on genres ranging from classical and jazz to rock and hip-hop. In the interactive exhibit space, visitors can peer into musical time capsules with stage outfits that once belonged to Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and more.
Downtown Los Angeles
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015