Wednesday, July 21, 2010

GRAMMY Museum to feature special events in August

Great Guitars: Lee Ritenour

Tuesday, August 3, 2010; 8 p.m.

Join as The GRAMMY Museum welcomes prolific jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour to the Clive Davis Theater. Before an intimate audience of 200, hear Ritenour in conversation about his diverse musical influences, impressive collaborations, and astounding guitar techniques. Afterwards, Ritenour will take questions from the audience and sign copies of his newest album, 6 String Theory. GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, a great guitarist himself, will conduct the interview. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office, through, or by calling 1.800.745.3000. On July 21, 2010, Ritenour and Dave Grusin will headline the Hollywood Bowl with special guests Taj Mahal, Keb Mo , and John Scofield. For more information, please visit

American Express Presents An Evening With John Mellencamp

Tuesday, August 17, 2010; 8 p.m.

Join Executive Director Robert Santelli as he interviews legendary heartland singer-songwriter John Mellencamp the same day his hotly-anticipated new T-Bone Burnett-produced album, No Better Than This, is released. Before an intimate audience of 200, hear Mellencamp in conversation about his remarkable career, inspiring social activism, and the unique circumstances and locations that provided context for the new album. After the interview, Mellencamp will take questions from the audience and perform a few of his songs in a truly unique setting. Doors open at 7:30pm. American Express presale tickets are $40 and can be purchased on starting Thursday, July 15, 2010. Ticket purchase also includes a copy of the new album. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum.

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