By Alesandra Dubin Posted December 2, 2008, 10:56 AM EST
LOS ANGELES The Recording Academy and AEG's much-buzzed-about Grammy Museum will officially open this week at L.A. Live with five days of events, including a V.I.P. reception on Wednesday, a gala fund-raising concert on Thursday, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The museum features four floors and 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, and it's debut coincides with the Grammys' 50th anniversary year.
The new museum will be open to the public until 6 p.m., so special events may be booked at the space after 6:30 any night of the week. Groups are free to explore three floors of exhibits after hours during private parties. The second floor features a small stage—known as the Grammy Sound Stage—designed for intimate shows such as acoustic sets. The 12- by 20-foot stage is surrounded by 206 seats. The facility handles staging and sound.
Wolfgang Puck's food and beverage service is available on an outdoor terrace, known as the Target Terrace, which has capacity for about 350 guests. The museum holds about 600 total and is available for full buyouts.
The Grammy Museum Foundation—a nonprofit organization created by the Recording Academy with AEG's collaboration and financial support—runs the museum.