Los Angeles-Based GRAMMY Museum Adding Atlanta Location

Future home of the GRAMMY Museum experience has not yet been selected.

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.

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

11 Responses

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

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

        2. 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.

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