- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music.

The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, which pays tribute to music’s cultural history and the Grammy Award itself, is bringing the gallery to Nashville.

In making Thursday’s announcement, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said there was no better place for the Grammy Gallery than Music City.

The new attraction will be located on more than 7,000 square feet in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Municipal Auditorium. It is expected to open in August.

“Our collection of iconic musical instruments that have been used in the studio and live by some of the greatest musicians in the world, married with the Grammy Museum’s state-of-the-art, interactive and educational gallery, will be a great experience for all visitors to Music City,” Joe Chambers, founder and CEO of the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a statement.

Young and old alike will be able to visit educational interactive work stations and get an idea of what goes into the art of songwriting and learn how music is recorded, produced and engineered. Aspiring vocalists will learn about singing backup, rap music and recording. The gallery will also devote a portion of its space to the role of the DJ and the history of the Grammy Awards. Visitors, city officials say, will be able to learn about the Grammys and see how the iconic gramophone-shaped award is made. The Grammy Awards honor outstanding achievement in the music industry.

A single ticket will let patrons get into both the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and the Grammy Gallery.

The Metro Nashville City Council will have to approve $1 million to fund it. Private donors are expected to raise an additional $500,000 to $1 million help pay for it.

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