About Us


To provide unique learning opportunities based on the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the entire creative and technological processes of recording; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards® with a focus on the continuing achievements of Mississippians.


The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space in Cleveland, Mississippi. Cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational.

  • 28,000 square foot museum located on the campus of Delta State University
  • More than two dozen exhibits that explore great music, including genres from rock and hip-hop to country, classical, Latin, R&B, and jazz
  • 130 seat state-of-the-art Soundstage
  • Inspirational educational and public programs featuring films, lectures and intimate performances


Established in 2011, the Cleveland Music Foundation is a non-profit organization developed to build and operate the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. An affiliate with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will share its mission to celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi houses interactive exhibits dedicated to this mission, as well as host educational programs for students of all ages. 


The Recording Academy owns the GRAMMY Museum trademark and its content within both GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.