Newark’s Prudential Center opens its doors this fall to an 8,200-square foot shrine devoted to music history and education, the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center.
The Experience™ will feature interactive exhibits, as well as famed historical one-of-a kind musical artifacts, such as fashion pieces worn by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Visitors will also get to view Jennifer Lopez’s one-of-a-kind famed green Versace dress and Kanye West’s iconic drum major outfit.
In honor of the rich musical heritage of New Jersey, the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center will also pay tribute to New Jersey’s homegrown entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and Wyclef Jean.
“The GRAMMY Museum Experience will bring together two innovative brands in entertainment – the Prudential Center, a top-5 most played venue in the United States, and the GRAMMY Museum, the most revered and respected property in music industry history. As stewards of these iconic brands, active residents of the city of Newark, and under the leadership of Josh Harris and David Blitzer, we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to ignite the special passion sports and music has in our world, and on the youth of today,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center will also provide support for supplemental music development in the area and serve as a turnkey 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.
The Experience will open its doors Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. The public can visit Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tickets ranging from $7 to $10. Individual ticket and group ticket pricing and can be found at GRAMMYMuseumExp.org. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.