The Grammy Museum Experience is coming to the East Coast. In a collaboration with the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and the Prudential Center, the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center is expected to open in Newark, N.J. in the fall of 2017. The new venture will be the first official Grammy Museum outpost on the East Coast, with a significant section devoted to the region’s hometown heroes, including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston.
The announcement was made during a press conference in Newark attended by Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Prudential Center co-owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, and Prudential Center CEO Scott O’Neil on Tuesday morning (Feb. 7).
“As a New Jersey native who’s grown up with artists like Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, both of whom put this state on the map, I am thrilled to partner with the Prudential Center to bring the GRAMMY Museum Experience to Newark,” said Santelli in a statement. “This is where my love for music started, and this is also where my career started, so I’m most looking forward to the opportunities this will afford the young people and students of New Jersey.”
The Newark Grammy Experience wil feature 8,200 feet of exhibit space filled with interactive features, tributes to local icons and an education center. “We are excited to welcome the Grammy Museum Experience to Newark and the Garden State,” said Harris, co-managing owner of the Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers. “This Museum captures the passion, spirit and history of the most iconic names in music, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring a platform to the Prudential Center that is fun, educational and inspiring.”