As a voting member of NARAS I have to recommend the Grammy Museum. I always learn something cool when I visit.
This place was so amazing I wish we would have gotten there earlier but even with the limited time I was able to fully enjoy all the exhibits Taylor Swift had her own floor!! The Tupac exhibition was also awesome I felt really cool looking at all the history of the Grammy awards and you even get to see real Grammies!! There are also interactive areas for you to play around in!! Loved it!!!
If you love music this is definitely a must visit. 4 floors of music history and the Laurel Canyon exhibit is killer!
Far less known than most L.A. museum, this is actually a gem hidden on the side of the L.A. Live complex. Well worth the price of admission!
I had the privilege of attending "An Evening with 2-time GRAMMY winning blues, roots and world music pioneer Taj Mahal" presented by the GRAMMY Museum and American Express. If you don't know who he is, I suggest you visit www.tajblues.com. He's an amazing person and musician, as well as a compelling story teller. AT 71, he's more in demand than ever before having made guest appearances on the Rolling Stones current sold out world tour, to Eric Clapton's latest CD and guitar festival to Jack White, "House's" Hugh Laurie, and Stephen King/T Bone Burnett & John Mellencamp's amazing new musical. He just released his 15-CD Columbia Records box set, which is eligible for this year's GRAMMY Awards, and he currently is in the middle of the World Blues Tour which includes his daughter Deva Mahal.
Full of interactive audio exhibits, the museum tracks the history of contemporary American music via it's award winners. My favorite display was on how different genre's of music have been used by different artist to create what we listen and dance to today. I also got a kick out of the collection of costumes worn by Neil Diamond. Don't miss the display on the music of protest and social change.
Great memorabilia pieces here. And entrance fee was very reasonable. Plan to spend a couple of hours here at least