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Music Exhibits to See in 2018

Here are five exhibits that will be on display in 2018 that are perfect for the music-lovers in your group. 


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


An exhibit featuring the 2018 Class of Inductees including Bon Jovi, Dire Straights, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Cars and The Moody Blues will be on display later this year at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The museum will host a week-long celebration leading up to the induction ceremony and unveiling of the exhibit on April 14.

Merle Haggard Museum

Nashville, Tennessee

The Merle Haggard Museum is set to open this summer in downtown Music City. The museum will be managed by Icon Entertainment Group, the same group who brought us the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline museums, which are already among the top tourist attractions in Nashville. Haggard’s instruments, clothing, memorabilia awards and other items will be on display at the museum. 

Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix, Arizona

The “Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients” a traveling exhibit from the Henan Museum will be open through May 6, 2018, at the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Artifacts spanning 9,000 years of Chinese history including a ceramic drum, a bone flute and a figurine of a musician and dancer dating from the Han dynasty will be on display alongside other instruments and music-related items.

The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live

Los Angeles

The “Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended” exhibit will be on display at the Grammy Museum through September 2018. Released alongside John Scheinfeld’s documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane documentary, the exhibit celebrates the influential career of the Grammy award-winning saxophone player through audio and video recordings from his 1966 Japanese tour, handwritten manuscripts, instruments and other artifacts. Other notable exhibits for 2018 will feature Grammy award-winning artists Katy Perry and Carlos Vives.

Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad, California

The “Floating Strings: the Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” exhibit will be on display at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, through April 29. The exhibit features the origins of the harp guitar in Europe and it’s history including its growing popularity in America since the 1980s. Over forty instruments will be on display, including variations with 20-strings, 11-strings and a Style R harp-guitar.

Ashley Ricks

Ashley Ricks is the circulation and marketing manager for The Group Travel Leader Inc.