Celebrate the legacy of a groundbreaking Seattle musician!
MOHAI celebrates the 80th birthday of Seattle rock legend Jimi Hendrix with a spectacular weekend-long event. An array of exciting activities is planned, highlighting the artist’s life and career, including a screening of the documentary “Live in Maui”, a special Q & A with his sister Janie Hendrix, and rare display of some of the performer’s most iconic stage outfits. The MOHAI Mercantile will also host a pop-up shop of Hendrix themed gifts and souvenirs. The interactive celebration promises fans and friends 3 days of Hendrix music 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 [In-person SOLD OUT - Join virtually]
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