The Jimi Hendrix 80th Birthday Experience

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Multiple dates through Nov 27
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) South Lake Union (Seattle)
This is an in-person event
All Ages

On what would have been the 80th birthday of legendary Seattle-born guitarist Jimi Hendrix's birthday, MOHAI will host three days of activities that highlight the icon's life and career, including a screening of the concert film Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui, a Q&A with his sister Janie Hendrix, a display of some of his most iconic stage outfits, and more.

All Weekend Events

Film Screening: Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui

10:30am, 12:15pm, and 2:00pm (all 3 days)

Jimi Hendrix Listening *Experience*

Channel your inner hippie vibe and unwind in a groovy beanbag chair as you listen to your favorite songs and hear Hendrix’s pioneering sound on vinyl.

MOHAI Mercantile’s Jimi Hendrix Pop-Up Shop

Find the perfect gift or souvenir at the MOHAI Mercantile’s Jimi Hendrix Pop-Up Shop with t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, books, vinyl records, guitar straps, bobblehead figures, and much more!

Jimi Hendrix Outfits on Display

Viewing of a breathtaking collection of Hendrix’s most iconic outfits, up close in the Peggy Corley Showcase on Seattle History.

Saturday, November 26 Events

10am-3pm: “What the Wah?”

All day: “What the Wah?” Explore the unique effects that contributed to Hendrix’s unparalleled sound. Try your hand at “wah-wah pedals” with an interactive activity provided by MoPop. The wah-wah pedal formed a major component of some of Hendrix’s most famous tunes—like Machine Gun and Voodoo Child (Slight Return).

2pm: Q & A with Janie Hendrix

Hear from Experience Hendrix President & CEO – Janie Hendrix – sister of Jimi Hendrix, as she shares behind-the-scenes stories of Hendrix’s life and career and details the work of preserving his legacy. Moderated by LaNesha DeBardelaben of The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).

3pm: Cupcake Birthday Celebration

What is a birthday without cake? Fans, family, and friends celebrate together and enjoy cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes in honor of Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday!

Celebrating together with Experience Hendrix and NAAM

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