On November 17, 2012, EMP will celebrate the grand opening of Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London, with an all-star lineup playing the songs of Jimi Hendrix. Featuring performances by Jimi’s bandmate and friend Billy Cox, Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Audley Freed (guitarist for Sheryl Crow), Ian Moore (The Ian Moore Band), and Seattle musicians Jeff Fielder, Mike Musburger, and more. Hear My Train a Comin’: The Concert also includes admission to the exhibition.
HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’: THE CONCERT
Date: November 17, 2012
Time: Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8:00pm
Venue: EMP Museum, Sky Church
$25 for EMP members, $30 for General admission
Tickets are currently on sale to EMP members. Sales to the general public begin Friday, October 5, 2012.
This event is 21+. Valid ID required for admission.
ABOUT HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’: HENDRIX HITS LONDON
Endorsed by Experience Hendrix LLC, Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London focuses on Jimi Hendrix’s arrival in London in September 1966, his rise to prominence on the British pop charts, and his subsequent return to America in June 1967 when his incendiary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival created a worldwide sensation.
Featuring more than 100 artifacts, including rare costumes, instruments, photographs, albums, and ephemera from EMP’s unparalleled Hendrix collection, along with never-before-seen artifacts from the estate of Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer, Mitch Mitchell, this 2,500 square-foot exhibition is the first of its kind to shine a light on Hendrix’s London reception.
ABOUT EMP MUSEUM
EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
EMP is housed in a 140,000 square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set against the backdrop of the Seattle Center.
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EMP MUSEUM HOURS
Winter Hours: September 4, 2012 through May 25, 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm
325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
206.770.2700, main line
206.770.2702, box office