Earlier this month (3/5), the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi officially opened its doors to the public in Cleveland, Miss., making it the second and only GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles.
This new, 27,000-square-foot music history mecca is housed on the campus of Delta State University, home to the Delta Music Institute. It’s also the same university behind the 2015 and 2016 Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series!
Why Cleveland, Miss.? According to one of the driving forces behind this satellite project, Bob Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles (and Levitt Foundation National Advisory Council member) the location was chosen because of its importance in American music history. In Santelli’s words, “We are excited to extend the Museum’s mission into Mississippi, while placing a much-deserved spotlight on the state’s music history—the cradle of American music.”
If you’re in the area be sure to swing by and check out their inaugural exhibit, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!—which will be on display until June 12.
What a great year to be in Cleveland, Miss.!