The Tempe Sound

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November 14, 2014 - October 2015

Exhibit Overview

Music has long been an important part of Tempe’s cultural landscape. The Tempe Sound exhibit featured instruments, photographs, memorabilia, audio and video from notable Tempe musicians and music venues. Visitors reconnected with artists that they were familiar with, and learned about other artists for the first time. Tempe has been a “music town” for many decades, and will continue to be a place where music is very important to the community.

Exhibit Highlights

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Replica of Long Wong's stage with original sign

photo: Chanda Miller


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1980s section


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Gin Blossoms Section


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A portion of the exhibit in the museum's 
changing gallery

Didn't get to experience The Tempe Sound exhibit? You can still visit the Tempe History Museum for an interactive listening station of Tempe Musicians!

While you're there, be sure to shop the Museum Store for unique gifts and products, including The Tempe Sound exhibit shirt!
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