GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center opened its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Located in Newark, N.J., the Experience marks the first official GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast. The 8,200 square-foot space features interactive experiences that tell the history of the GRAMMY Awards, while placing a focused spotlight on the musical legends of New Jersey.
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. 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. - Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director
The GRAMMY Museum Experience includes the following interactive exhibits, among other experiences:
- Roland Live, an area that provides visitors with a real-life simulation experience of performing onstage
- Focused exhibits that unveil the mysteries behind the recording process
- A tutorial that teaches visitors how to rap while providing insight into the mixing/remixing song experience from GRAMMY winner Wyclef Jean
- A drum interactive that allows guests to take a lesson from legendary E Street Band member Max Weinberg
- A section dedicated to the annual GRAMMY Awards, as told through a timeline highlighting unforgettable moments in GRAMMY history
Developed in large part for educational purposes, the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center also provides support for supplemental music development in the area. The Experience serves as a turn-key arts and education center for schools throughout the Tri-State area. It aims to raise funds to support existing arts and culture programs, while also providing new educational opportunities and resources to youth programs throughout the area.
We are excited to welcome the GRAMMY Museum Experience to Newark and the Garden State. The GRAMMY 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. - Josh Harris, co-managing owner of the Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers
Having the GRAMMY Museum Experience in Newark opens the doors to fans of all ages to celebrate and re-live some of the greatest moments in music history. In addition to being an essential destination for music fans from across the world, the Experience will honor New Jersey’s legendary
performers, as well as serve as an interactive classroom for students to truly experience the power of music. - David Blitzer, co-managing owner of the Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers
Prudential's longstanding partnership with the Prudential Center and the Devils organization has been a very rewarding one. Adding another marquee brand like the GRAMMY Museum Experience to the mix enriches that partnership, and we're very proud to be a part of bringing even more world-class entertainment and culture to our hometown of Newark. - Colin McConnell, chief brand officer at Prudential Financial, Inc.