The GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center has today announced events surrounding the inaugural GRAMMY® Month Celebration. Programs for the public as well as local schools begin on Monday, Jan. 13.
The GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center has today announced events surrounding the inaugural GRAMMY® Month Celebration. Programs for the public as well as local schools begin on Monday, Jan. 13. VP Records 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16 @ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16: VP Records 40th Anniversary Celebration @ 7:30 p.m.
The VP Records label was founded in 1979 by Vincent “Randy” Chin and his wife Patricia Chin, who owned the Randy’s Records store in Kingston, Jamaica, as well as the Studio 17 recording studios. The label established itself as one of the first and largest independent record labels for reggae and dancehall, and with the popularity of the riddim sound of the early 2000s, the label achieved worldwide success.
Performers at the VP Records 40th Anniversary Celebration include Busy Signal, Christopher Martin, Jah 9 and Red Fox.
Tickets priced at $25, are available now at https://www.grammymuseumexp.org/vp-records.html for the VP Records 40th Anniversary Celebration. For group tickets, please call (973)757-6000 or email [email protected]. Seating is limited.
GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102
In addition to public programs throughout the month of January, the GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center will continue it’s GRAMMY® Masterclass Program in local New Jersey schools. The GRAMMY® Masterclass Program delivers music education and burgeoning artists to local schools. The GRAMMY® Masterclass Program impacted over 1,100 students in the month of October 2019. Artists visiting schools in January 2020 include Mary Lambert, Lucky Chops and Leah Jenae.
“We are beyond excited to usher in our inaugural GRAMMY® Month Celebration at the GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center and continue our commitment to providing programs to the community and the next generation of stars,” said Mark Conklin, Director of Artist Relations and Programming at the GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM Prudential Center. “This is a unique opportunity for music fans to celebrate the GRAMMY® Awards right here in our own backyard with an amazing collection of GRAMMY® Award winners and nominees.”
Note: Additional public programs for the GRAMMY® Month Celebration to be announced in the coming weeks.
Past GRAMMY Museum Experience TM Prudential Center events include, Spotlight: Bobby Bandiera, Spotlight: Brandy Clark, An Evening With: Philip Bailey, An Evening With: DJ Khaled and An Evening With: The Zombies, An Evening With: Angelique Kidjo and An Evening With: LAUV.
Fans should tag #GRAMMYMuseumEXP in their social media posts as they prepare for GRAMMY® Month Celebrations at GRAMMY Museum Experience TM Prudential Center.
To learn more about upcoming events and workshops, please visit GRAMMYMuseumEXP.org.
About the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center
Built and operated by Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, the 8,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum ExperienceTM is housed within Prudential Center. The Experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost to be built on the East Coast and, similar to the original GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, the Experience will be dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of New Jersey. The Experience features a dynamic combination of educational programming including Summer Session, “Spotlight Series” and “An Evening With Series” and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center’s current travelling exhibit is Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes on display through April 26, 2020. For more information about GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center, visit GRAMMYMuseumExp.org.
About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually. Upcoming shows at Prudential Center include Trans Siberian Orchestra (12/21), Harlem Globetrotters (12/30), Seventeen (1/10), Disney On ice (1/16-1/20) and many more. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.