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Jimi Hendrix comes to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has opened an exhibition celebrating the life of one of Seattle's most famous residents – Jimi Hendrix.

The tribute to the iconic musician is part of the Experience the City of Music Program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport presented by EMP Museum. 

Located on the secure side of the terminal near gate A1, Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy, is the latest addition to the highly successful music programme from the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and Play Network.

Organised by EMP Museum, Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy, traces the early years of one of the most celebrated guitarists of all time.  

Display presents Hendrix’s story from the time he was growing up in Seattle to his early career as a musician, and his brief return home as an international superstar.

Reproductions of intimate family pictures, rare concert photos, posters, and illustrations hand-drawn by Hendrix capture key moments in the life of a remarkable artist whose legacy continues to this day.

EMP Museum will rotate various exhibits in the space to go along with the theme of local, northwest music culture as part of the Experience the City of Music program.

The exhibit is the latest element added to the programme, which began in January 2012. Earlier this year the programme added live music performances in the terminal, a new web player and more big name artists, such as Quincy Jones, recording safety and informational messages.

To experience more of Jimi Hendrix’s transformation from Seattle boy to rock icon, visitors can check out EMP Museum’s new exhibition: Hear My Train A Comin’: Hendrix Hits London.

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