For the first time in the museum’s 24-year history, fans can pick up real instruments, learn to play, jam with friends, make a video of their performance, and brand their band with custom merchandise in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new interactive exhibit, The Garage. The space includes 12 dedicated instrument stations featuring guitars, drums and keyboards and a brief instructional video. Fans can select songs to perform from a selection that includes music from classic rock, soul, grunge and hip hop and all points in between. Songs were selected to fit a range of music abilities, including those of the 50,000 students that visit the museum annually. Fans can collectively jam in a recording room filled with the instruments of rock and roll and share their performance video. An exhibition of iconic artifacts from the Rock Hall’s collection, including guitars from legendary artists spanning all eras is on display. The Garage, which takes over the museum’s second floor, is a part of the Rock Hall’s ongoing transformation. Recent upgrades include an immersive theater, added outdoor summer stage and an interactive Hall of Fame floor. (rockhall.com)
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