GRAMMY Museum® to present Beatles exhibit

By January 14, 2016Community, GRAMMY

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi has announced “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” as its first official featured exhibit when the museum opens March 5 in Cleveland.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the phenomenal British group that made a huge impact on American culture and created the fan frenzy known as “Beatlemania.” 

“Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” will be on display from March 5 through June 12, 2016, and will feature artifacts and interactives that focus on:
        the backstory of the band’s origins in Liverpool, England
        the Beatles’ first American live television performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”
        the group’s groundbreaking first United States tour in August 1964.

The traveling exhibit, curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and Fab Four Exhibits, will allow visitors to explore The Beatles’ social and musical impact on the world, and experience the intense excitement that was generated by their historic visit to the U.S. more than 50 years ago.  

“This exhibit celebrates the Fab Four landing in America and changing pop culture forever,” said Emily Havens, executive director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “The exhibit has visited New York, Minneapolis, Miami, Tulsa, and Austin prior to landing in Mississippi, and we are thrilled to bring The Beatles to this region.” 

In conjunction with this exhibition, the museum will present a variety of educational and public programs that explore the musical and cultural influence of The Beatles, including Beatles Symposium 2016: From The Cavern To Candlestick, scheduled for April 1–2. Presented by GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State University, the symposium is a must-attend event for all Beatles fans and will feature discussions with noted Beatles historians, live music, film screenings and more. 

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi also announced the launch of its new website, www.grammymuseumms.org. The user-friendly website features detailed information on visiting the museum, including news on upcoming exhibits and events, planning group tours and details on hosting special events. The site features links that provide access to teacher curriculum and resources. Users can also purchase official GRAMMY Museum Mississippi merchandise and register to receive newsletter updates. In addition, visitors to the website can learn ways to support the museum, including information about becoming a member and the benefits of membership.

The museum is set to open March 5. Details on opening week events will be forthcoming. For questions regarding the museum’s grand opening, email Vickie Jackson, external affairs manager, at vjackson@grammymuseumms.orgFor more information about the exhibit of the symposium, call 662-441-0100 or visit www.grammymuseumms.org.

About GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi

Set to open on March 5, 2016, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is affiliated with the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and will share its mission to celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY® Award. In addition, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will focus on continuing achievements of Mississippians. The museum will house interactive exhibits dedicated to its mission, as well as host educational programs for students of all ages. For more information about GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, please visit www.grammymuseumms.org, follow @GRAMMYMuseumMS on Twitter and Instagram, and like “GRAMMY Museum Mississippi” on Facebook.

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Media Contact: Vickie Jackson
GRAMMY Museum(R) Mississippi
800 W. Sunflower Rd./ P.O. Box 1449
Cleveland, MS 38732
662-588-1486
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