Los Angeles-Based GRAMMY Museum Adding Atlanta Location

Future home of the GRAMMY Museum experience has not yet been selected.
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Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Music Accord, is opening a GRAMMY Museum experience in Atlanta, Saporta Report Monday first reported. It is opening in partnership with Georgia Music Accord (GMA) for which Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is a co-chair. Brad Olecki, the CEO of GMA, Monday confirmed the news in an email to What Now Atlanta (WNA) and said an official announcement was forthcoming.

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GRAMMY Museum and GRAMMY Museum Foundation President Michael Sticka did not immediately respond to WNA’s request for comment and reps for the organization were also unavailable. Sticka did, however, tell Saporta Report that “Atlanta and Georgia have a deep and rich musical heritage, so it only makes sense that we explore a deeper relationship with our partners at Georgia Music Accord.”

After Monday’s announcement, now the GRAMMY Museum must actually select a site, file permits, and then undergo the physical construction. Site selection alone would take as many as six months and as such, its timeline for opening is not clear.

The GRAMMY Museum exploring an entry into Atlanta became public in mid-2019 when state and Fulton County governments invested $500,000 to conduct an economic impact study for such a venue in the city.

GRAMMY Museum in 2016 debuted an outpost in Mississippi. There are also exhibits in Nashville and New Jersey. The four-story flagship is housed in the Staple Center’s L.A. Live entertainment district, at 800 W Olympic Blvd., in DTLA. It is currently closed to the public in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to read Saporta Report’s thoughtful coverage in its entirety.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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I.P.30307since1987!
3 months ago

Wow, this is exciting!
I wonder if it will be part of the Gulch– not even sure what’s going on with that project though.
Hopefully they’ll feature the many genres of music that has come out of Georgia, and not just the obvious– wouldn’t want any competition for the Trap Museum.

citizenseven
3 months ago

James Brown
Ray Charles
Otis Redding
Little Richard
Allman Brothers
Widespread Panic
Outkast + Dungeon Family
Black Crowes
Drive-By Truckers
A bunch of country stars

Yeah, you could make a pretty cool museum here.

I.P.30307since1987!
2 months ago
Reply to  citizenseven

Excellent list!
Let’s not forget RuPaul & Wewe Pole, REM, B52s, Mother’s Finest, Now Explosion, etc!!!

ITP since 1982
2 months ago

Blind Willie McTell
Francine Reed
Luke Bryan
Jason Aldean
Travis Tritt
Trisha Yearwood
Zac Brown
Alan Jackson
Lady “A”
For those into EDM:
STS9
Papadosio
and most of “The Empire Strikes Brass”

citizenseven
2 months ago

REM was a pretty glaring omission from my list. Has anyone outside of GA ever heard of Mother’s Finest? I always thought of them as very local but I really don’t know.

citizenseven
2 months ago
Reply to  citizenseven

And if we’re just throwing out local legends, I’ll always have a soft spot for Follow for Now.

I.P.30307since1987!
2 months ago
Reply to  citizenseven

Yes, Follow for Now!

I.P.30307since1987!
2 months ago

Swimming Pool Qs…

I.P.30307since1987!
2 months ago
eRosewater
3 months ago

Hope they build it in the ‘burbs so rich folk don’t have to deal with traffic to get to it.

I.P.30307since1987!
3 months ago
Reply to  eRosewater

^^ groove stomp buzz kill.
This should go downtown with the other hall of fames.

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