Bruce Springsteen’s signature guitar — the one seen on the cover of the Born to Run album. Clarence Clemons’ saxophone. Stage clothing and accessories from Springsteen and E Street Band members. The ticket booth from the Tunnel of Love Tour stage set.
All of these items, and more, will be on display in “Bruce Springsteen Live!,” an exhibition co-curated by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.
The exhibition will open at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark on Oct. 1 and run through March 20 — tickets are available at GrammyMuseumExp.org/Bruce-Springsteen — before moving to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in the fall of 2022.
The exhibition will also include live performance footage, exclusive interviews, concert posters and photography, and interactive displays.
“As we reopen the doors to our museum and so many of us return to the workplace, it only seemed fitting that we would look to ‘The Boss’ to lead the way,” said Mark Conklin, director of artist relations and programming at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center, in a press release. “No musical artist has captured the spirit and resiliency of New Jerseyans in song better than Bruce Springsteen, so we couldn’t imagine a more appropriate exhibit at this moment.”
“We are honored to work with the Grammy Museum on this unique Bruce Springsteen exhibit,” said Eileen Chapman, director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, in the press release. “Opening it here in New Jersey makes it extra special; since so many of Springsteen’s greatest shows happened here.”
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