GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Opening set for early Mar 2016

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GRAMMY MuseumCLEVELAND, MS – The new grand opening date for the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi in Cleveland will be March 5-6, museum officials announced, putting the festivities mere weeks after the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The opening had originally been planned for this fall, but the intricacy of its complex exhibits delayed the completion date.

“The intricate details of the exhibits themselves are very complex and involve multiple process phases from start to finish,” Lucy Janoush, president of the Grammy Museum Mississippi board of directors, said in a release. “In order to make this project the showcase it should be, consultants and contractors need more time to finish the exhibits.”

The Grammy Museum Mississippi will be the first Grammy Museum built outside of Los Angeles; its opening will follow the 58th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 15. The museum is built and will be operated by the nonprofit Cleveland Music Foundation in association with the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and The Recording Academy. The 27,000-square-foot Grammy Museum Mississippi is located on the Delta State University Campus, which is also home to the Delta Music Institute, the state’s only accredited music industry studies program.

Construction continues on the museum site, where the latest obvious addition is a big new sign incorporating the Grammy logo. Mississippi’s Grammy legacy leads the country in nominations and awards.

Additional details about the museum’s opening weekend will be announced in coming months.

Clarion Ledger/ Sherry Lucas



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