GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and the Prudential Center have announced plans to develop a GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Experience will open in fall 2017. The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center will be the first official GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and a significant section will pay tribute to New Jersey's homegrown entertainers.
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
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
Newark, a city known for its robust cultural roster and educational programming, is an ideal location for the GRAMMY Museum Experience, which will encompass 8,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with interactive features, tributes to local music icons, and a robust education center accessible for schools throughout the Tri-State area.
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
The GRAMMY Museum Experience will also include the following interactive exhibits:
- 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
- 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 will also provide support for supplemental music development in the area. The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center will serve 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.
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.