Grammy Gallery coming to Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

Bob Santelli, Mayor Karl Dean, Mike Curb, Joe Chambers

(l-r) Bob Santelli, Mayor Karl Dean, Mike Curb, and Joe Chambers

The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live plans to open a Grammy Gallery to be located at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the Historic Municipal Auditorium. Interactive stations will engage visitors in the art of songwriting, production, engineering and recording, as well as coach them on how to sing backup, rap and record.

“The Grammy Museum’s decision to build a Grammy Gallery at the Musicians Hall of Fame is a huge honor and a big win for Nashville,” Mayor Dean said. “There’s no better place than Music City for the Grammy Gallery, which explores the history of music’s most prestigious award and celebrates the recording process and everything that goes into making the songs we love.”

The Grammy Gallery at Musicians Hall of Fame is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership that repurposes an historic city property at a fraction of new construction cost and adds a unique destination and experience for Music City visitors and residents.

“An important part of our mission at the Grammy Museum is celebrating the creative process of making music,” said Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum. “We are excited to develop our one-of-a-kind interactive experiences at the Musicians Hall of Fame that will explore the intricacies of the recording process, from beginning to end, in a city where so much great music is made.”

Through educational interactive stations, the Grammy Gallery will explore the creative process of making music in a hands-on, immersive environment—from songwriting and producing to engineering, mixing, singing, and rapping. The gallery will explore the role of the DJ and the history of the Grammy Awards, the pre-eminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence. In addition, the Gallery will include an exhibit about the history of the Awards and a 3-D view of the making of the iconic gramophone-shaped Grammy Award.

With the addition of the Gallery to the Musicians Hall of Fame, the first floor of the Historic Municipal Auditorium will be transformed into 60,000-plus square feet of extraordinary music related exhibits, one-of-a- kind educational opportunities and top-quality event space.

“The Musicians Hall of Fame is a diverse multi-genre museum, much like the Grammy Museum,” said Chambers, founder/CEO of the Musicians Hall of Fame. “Our collection of iconic musical instruments that have been used in the studio and live by some of the greatest musicians in the world, married with the Grammy Museum’s state-of-the-art, interactive and educational gallery, will be a great experience for all visitors to Music City.”

The Grammy Gallery, along with a significant expansion of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, is scheduled to be open to the public in early August, 2015. With a single ticket, patrons gain admission to both the Gallery and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. The Grammy Museum will create, install and service the interactive components of the Gallery, which will be operated by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.