Newark, N.J. To Host GRAMMY Museum Experience: Prudential Center
In February, as winners were celebrating at the 59th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., 2,700 miles away the city of Newark, N.J. scored a big GRAMMY win of its own.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience: Prudential Center announced it will open later this year in an 8,200-square-foot interactive exhibit in Newark, bringing with it a mixture of items highlighting the history of the GRAMMY Awards and focusing on the continuing achievements of New Jersey-born artists. The Garden State has given us legendary artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, and Lauryn Hill, and many more.
The announcement came as part of the city's new growth strategy aimed at perpetuating Newark's recovery. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newark riots of 1967, which left the city devastated and poverty-stricken. But as unemployment and poverty continue to fall in Newark, and the city today is thriving by comparison, the timing for this GRAMMY Museum exhibit was perfect.
“The Experience highlights the power music has to inspire, educate and celebrate," says GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. "There is something for everyone – from exhibits designed to educate to those that underline the history of music and its special place in our culture.”
The GRAMMY Museum Experience: Prudential Center will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday beginning on Oct. 20 at 11:00 a.m. with ticket prices ranging from $9 to $12.