Explore the evolution of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band through memorabilia and artifacts showcasing the 49 years of “crowd-pleasing, soul-shaking, energy-exploding excitement of rock and roll.”
The newly added Bruce Springsteen Live! Exhibit is featured at DTLA’s @grammymuseum, put together in collaboration with the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. The exhibit grants fans backstage access to the creative process that led to Springsteen and the E Street Band’s fame and longevity of their impact on rock and roll, in an interactive and intimate way.
Born to Run Esquire Guitar
Springsteen’s iconic modified Fender guitar is a staple of his career. This guitar is composed of a Fender Telecaster body and Esquire neck and is up on display for visitors to get an up-close look at this one-of-a-kind Springsteen staple. Aside from the countless performances with this guitar, he had featured it on 3 different albums covers: Born to Run, Human Touch, and Wrecking Ball.
Clarence Clemons Saxophone and Throne
The legendary saxophonist nicknamed “The Big Man” played alongside the band for 40 years. Prior to his saxophone being up on display at the museum, it was in possession of his nephew, Jake Clemons, who continued his legacy by becoming the newest member of the E Street Band following the passing of his uncle. The Big Man’s “throne”, where he sat and created his art in the latter years of his career, is on display as well.
Clothing and Memorabilia
The Grammy Museum features countless clothing pieces, that were worn by the celebrities that they honor. This exhibit features outfits and accessories worn by the members of the band, highlighting the different decades that the band adapted along with. Collections of stickers, stage passes, concert signs, buttons, pins, and the other trinkets make the learning experience more exclusive. Did you know Springsteen and the E Street Band liked to collect hotel keys?
Tunnel of Love Ticket Booth
Stage props are a huge part in captivating your audience during a performance. Featured at the exhibit I’d the Tunnel of Love Ticket Booth, accompanied by Calliope. These stage props symbolize the “audience’s admittance to the onstage narrative of the 1988 tour.” Max Weinberg’s drum kit that also followed along on the ‘88 tour is on display as well.
Each item on display had its own imperfections and natural wear and tear from frequent use. Although these personal items are inanimate, they each carry memories that bring them to life. To think that all those items were once in the hands of a very influential group! Seeing the authenticity up close adds to the learning experience that the Grammy museum creates, captivating their visitors on a deeper level.
The Grammy museum offers a variety of interactive exhibits and seated exhibits to give everyone the option to learn and explore as they please.
Tickets for adults (18+) start at $18. This is with the exception of college students ($12 w/ valid ID), military ($15 w/ valid ID), and senior citizens ($15, 65+).
Ages 5-17 require a youth ticket ($12), and children 4 and under are free. Group tickets for groups of 10+ people are also available. Purchase tickets through the Grammy Museum website today.
The. Grammy Museum offers a membership service that grants exclusive perks such as early access to public programs and invitations to special events. Learn more about the membership here.
Parking is close convenient. The Grammy Museum is part of the LA LIVE district, which offers more than 16,000 spaces all within a 7–10-minute walk. For more info visitwww.lalive.com/visitor-center/parking
The Grammy Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste A245 Los Angeles, CA 90015
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Monday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 5:00 AM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|