- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - The planned November opening of Grammy Museum Mississippi has been delayed.

The board of directors for the project announced the delay in a statement that cited the complexity and intricate details in setting up the museum’s exhibits.

“In order to make this project the showcase it should be, consultants and contractors need a little more time to finish the exhibits,” the statement said.

Emily Havens, the museum’s executive director, told the Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1FzqWck) Wednesday that a new date would be announced by the end of the week.

The Museum sits on 4.5 acres at the south end of Delta State University’s golf course along Mississippi Highway 8 in Cleveland. Ground broke on the $19 million project in June 2013.

Almost $12 million of the cost came from the state, Cleveland and Bolivar County. Private donors gave $6 million.

The project covers more than 20,000 square feet in size and is described as a technologically advanced music-centric museum. It will feature a recording studio inside and an outdoor amphitheater.

Students enrolled in Delta State’s Delta Music Institute will receive credit hours for work at the museum, and will participate in an exchange program with college and university students from the area.

The Cleveland Music Foundation, the nonprofit organization spearheading the project, executed a 99-year lease for the property with the state College Board.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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