10 of the most interesting American museums for music fans (Part I)
1. American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
While Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald created the sound of jazz Big Band in New York, Louie Armstrong became the voice of New Orleans, Charlie Parker was stirring up the audience in Kansas City, Missouri. You will be able to admire all these legends at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas.
Here you can learn American jazz stories through the movies. There are music listening areas, interactive screens, as well as a music showroom and famous jazz instruments. There is also the Blue Room Club, a jazz club operating on the museum for all who love this form of music.
2. Rock n ’Soul Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
Rock n 'Soul Museum in Memphis is a showcase of the history of the birth of Rock n' Soul music, developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum in the United States. The museum tells the story of music pioneers, who loved music, overcoming racial and socioeconomic barriers to creating a new type of music that rock the world - Rock n 'Soul.
This is a museum with extremely unique content among the American music museums. The museum regularly hosts exhibits on the racial and socio-economic challenges that musicians face in their home countries. It exhibits shares from the 1930s, to the glorious period in the 1970s, when the Rock n 'Soul legendaries were born.
3. Allman Brothers Band Museum at Big House, Macon, Georgia
Allman Brothers fans of all ages should definitely go to Macon, a small town in the middle of Georgia, where Gregg and Duane Allman grew up. They played in bands when they were teenagers and were the famous Southern rock developers.
The modest Tudor-style house sits on a residential area where the band lived from 1969 to 1973. Today, it has been restored to the Allman Brothers Band Museum. It stores musical instruments such as guitars and records as well as pictures, posters, memorabilia of life and time when the band was a symbol of the United States.
4. Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, Mississippi
There is no shortage of music museums in Mississippi to honor Delta's unique sound. There is the BB King Museum and the Delta Interpretation Center, which regularly conducts extensive and comprehensive surveys of American blues. There is also a new Grammy Museum that was built and opened in 2016. However, the museum with the longest history of all is the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.
Located south of Memphis, an hour's drive away, the Delta Blues Museum is part of Delta that Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, and Ike Turner called home. It is like a temple of many legends, with instruments, musical transcripts, photographs, costumes and memorabilia, all carefully preserved.
5. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Owensboro, Kentucky
This museum was opened in 1991, with the aim of ensuring the pure sound of Appalachia, so that it is preserved and never transformed.
The highlight of this famous American music museum is the continuous expansion of the hall of fame, which honors artists' names. Musical instruments of legends like Pete Seeger are also on display here. The museum was also extremely successful with the project "Oral History History", which was joined by 225 Bluegrass musicians. They talked about how life and music styles have an important influence and how pioneers were created.
By: Abigail Harris