Motown will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in a couple weeks and you’re invited.
The label will be hosting a weekend of events at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame starting Friday, June 31. It will be centered on an exhibit called MOTOWN: The Sound of Young America.
The Rock Hall will also have a few pieces of Motown history on display including Steve Wonder’s glasses, The Temptations’ microphone stand, Jermaine Jackson’s bass guitar from 1977, and a costume worn by Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Motown fans can also check out original sheet music and record contracts for some of their favorite acts.
Attendees can also enjoy an afternoon dance party on Saturday where they can learn some of Motown’s signature moves. We hope they teach The Moonwalk! The label is also holding a showcase featuring Terry Macklin’s Sounds of Entertainment.
And, of course, there will be rare footage of Michael Jackson from his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Visitors can get a two-day pass to the celebration, but they have to be bought at the museum box office and they’re only good when used on consecutive days. Admission is about $33.
— Sonya Eskridge
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