Rock ‘n’ Roll Inventions: This Damn Music Documentary Screening
The jukebox. The transistor radio. The shellac record. The methods of how we listen to rock ‘n’ roll have been as transformative as the genre itself, constantly changing the music industry and how listeners experience it. Put your headphones on as we journey from wind-up gramophones to vinyl records to radio to the digital revolution. Some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll producing and recording explain the impact of each innovation, and how it shaped rock ‘n’ roll as well as American culture.
Join us for this documentary screening on Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day when AMSE will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.