KEXP Suggests: Nevermind25 at the EMP Museum 9/24

KEXP Suggests
photo by Christopher Nelson // courtesy of the EMP

It should come as no surprise, but we're not the only ones celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. Our Seattle Center neighbors the EMP Museum are hosts to the world's most extensive exhibition of Nirvana memorabilia, a collection commemorated in the book, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. And while this exhibit is part of the museum's permanent collection, this Saturday, September 24th (the actual anniversary date of Nevermind's release), the EMP will share rare footage, new artifacts, and retail specials all day.

Super rare footage of Nirvana’s first TV interview and Dave Grohl’s first show with the band at the North Shore Surf Club will be projected on the EMP's Sky Church screen, an impressive 33' x 60' HD LED screen. There will also be a special display of the Sunburst Stratocaster that Kurt Cobain played at Reading Festival, UK on August 30, 1992. It's said to be one of the longest-lasting guitars Cobain played before he smashed it at the Morocco Shrine Temple in Jacksonville, Florida on November 26, 1993. (It has been reassembled for this special display.) Show up wearing Nirvana gear or with an old ticket stub in hand, and the museum will knock $5 off general admission. There will be free pins and other Nirvana-related swag at the ticketing counter (while supplies last). All Nirvana merchandise in their gift stores are 10% off, with a bonus gift of the Charles Cross book Here We Are Now (again, while supplies last).


KEXP celebrates the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind all week long, leading to a special encore presentation on Audioasis, Saturday, September 24th (the actual anniversary date). Listen all week for exclusive interviews, giveaways, and more in honor of this iconic album.

Related News & Reviews

KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Chance of Rain Festival 9/28-10/2

With Decibel Festival ending its incredible decade-long run, there was a void in Seattle that the Chance of Rain Festival is poised to fill. The inaugural five-day fest kicks off tonight, presenting art, fashion, and music in nightly showcases at venues across the city: Q Nightclub, Crocodile, Re-b…

Read More
Fundraising Drives

KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: "Fish & Ship" Ahoy!

We are proud to unveil “Fish & Ship,” the latest KEXP T-shirt. Artist Alex Tults designed this new tee, which is available exclusively when you support KEXP during the Fall Drive. Donate $100 or more today to power great music on KEXP, and you can choose “Fish & Ship” as your thank-you gift.

Read More
Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Goat - Try My Robe

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morn…

Read More
KEXP Suggests

KEXP Suggests: Lee "Scratch" Perry's Vision of Paradise at SIFF Film Center 9/14

"This a movie of knowledge and a movie of understanding." - Lee "Scratch" Perry

Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site