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Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles!

July 01, 2016

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50 years ago the Fab Four first arrived in on U.S. Soil and sparked one of the most storied pop cultural movements of the 20th century--Beatlemania. The Grammy Museum, located in Downtown, which celebrates all genres of music, recording technologies and processes, as well as the history of the Grammy awards, will host over 400 pieces of Beatles memorabilia, videos, and photos of the quartet to commemorate this momentous anniversary through September. With much of the material dating from 1964 to 1966, during the band’s peak in popularity, the exhibit explores the impact the arrival of the band in the U.S. had on American pop culture.

Given the museum’s daytime hours and early closing time at 6:30 PM, we recommend guests take an afternoon trip to the Grammy museum to enjoy the exhibit, which adjoined by the Staples Center and L.A. Convention Center, as well as an array of restaurants. Here, families and friends can find lunch before heading inside where they’ll be greeted by a 60’s teen faux-bedroom filled to the brim with Beatles’ posters and albums. Once done, there’s plenty more to see in the museum this summer, including exhibits on Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, and rare guitars, all of which feature innovative, interactive features that are sure to entertain, as well as educate. This is a great place for families with children, as well as diehard music lovers.

Be sure to head back to the Grafton for some relaxation via dinner and drinks at Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse and Bar 20, as well as some of the Sunset Strip’s most famous and popular nightlife spots and venues. Oliver’s seasonally inspired menu is filled with sustainably farmed goodies and the best of local microbreweries and wineries. Once sated, head over to Bar 20 and enjoy the guitar-inspired decor and easygoing, sultry vibe.