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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.
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.