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(L to R: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes pictured on the back cover of the 2003 album “Take A Break,” photo credit Jay Blakesburg; Pete Koller, photo credit Lisa Johnson)
THE PUNK ROCK MUSEUM OPENS WITH GUIDED TOURS
STARTING ON APRIL 1, 2023
May Tour Guides Announced
LAS VEGAS (March 22, 2023) – After years of planning and tireless collaboration from the Punk Collective, The Punk Rock Museum will open its doors on April 1, 2023. Also, on April 1, the museum’s bar, The Triple Down, will open to ensure all thirsty visitors are well hydrated. The name for the bar was inspired by two legendary punk bars: The Triple Rock and the Double Down. The Triple Rock Social Club was a bar, music venue and restaurant in Minneapolis, co-owned by Erik Funk of the punk band Dillinger Four. P Moss, founder of the Las Vegas landmark Double Down Saloon, will co-manage the Triple Down bar at The Punk Rock Museum.
When the doors open, visitors will feel the passion that has gone into the museum as they explore 12,000 square feet of exhibits encompassing five decades of punk history. This will include the Jam Room, where guests can play instruments originally owned by punk musicians who wanted to give them a permanent home to be shared by many. Chris Shiflett from Me First and the Gimme Gimmes contributed his green guitar featured on the back cover of the band’s album “Take A Break,” released on Fat Wreck Chords in 2003.
In addition, Pete Koller from Sick Of It All donated his white ESP Viper guitar to play in the Jam Room for a hands-on experience. Koller will also be leading guided tours from April 14-16. When Koller was asked what he was most looking forward to about being a tour guide, he said, “I am very excited to share my stories about some of the exhibits at The Punk Rock Museum. Even if I don’t know the true story, I will make some shit up for you.”
The May tour guide tickets are on sale now!
The Punk Rock Museum is home to the Vegas Punk Shop and will be the place to buy customized punk merchandise. The store will offer one-of-a-kind items inspired by the world’s most extensive punk collection.
More to Come
On April 15, the museum will celebrate the opening of its signature wedding chapel. More information on wedding packages coming soon!
On May 1, The Punk Rock Museum’s tattoo parlor featuring world-renowned artists will begin taking bookings. More information about our tattoo artists to be announced shortly!
Click here to buy a general admission ticket. Click here to check out the tour guide schedule and buy tickets. The Punk Rock Museum is located at 1422 Western Ave., between the Strip and Downtown in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ABOUT THE PUNK ROCK MUSEUM
The Punk Rock Museum is the world’s most comprehensive attraction dedicated to the history, culture and absurdity of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s bastard stepchild. Located in Las Vegas, it will house not only artifacts and memorabilia from across the world’s punk scene—such as handwritten lyrics, instruments, clothing, photos, flyers and artwork—but also a bar, tattoo parlor, wedding/wake chapel, punk merch shop, performance space and more. Encompassing 12,000 square feet at 1422 Western Ave., between the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown, the museum will celebrate the genre’s substantial cultural impact over the last half-century. For more information about The Punk Rock Museum, go to thepunkrockmuseum.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram @thepunkrockmuseum.
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