If You Want to Go: America’s Car Museum Hosts ‘Drive the Blues Away’


America’s Car Museum, the largest automotive museum in North America located in Tacoma, is hosting “Drive the Blues Away” 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 7.

This is a new “cars and guitars” music-themed event to help warm up from the wintertime blues, according to a press release from the museum. The event features the Gibson Test Drive Experience in which guests will have the opportunity to see the guitar-maker’s model lineup, including a 1-of-50-made Les Paul electric guitar commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette.

The night will also include live music acts including Northwest-based artists Little Bill and The Blue Notes and the Kim Archer Band, gourmet food from Pacific Grill and samplings from Pacific Northwest breweries and distilleries like 2bar Spirits, Heritage Distilling Co., Sidetrack Distillery, Magnolia Moonshine Cocktails, Glass Distillery, Red Hook Brewery and Narrows Brewing Co.

“Cars and guitars go hand-in-hand, so creating this event was an obvious choice for us,” said David Madeira, ACM’s president and CEO. “Drive the Blues Away celebrates that unique relationship music shares with mobility. We’re excited to open our doors to guests for this first-time event.

“ACM continues to set its focus well beyond the sights of a traditional automotive museum to expand our audience,” Madeira said in a press release. “Each year, we strive to put together world-class events, which wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated staff and volunteers.”

America’s Car Museum opened in June 2012. It was named the 2014 Best Museum in Western Washington. The four-level, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center. Its collection includes 300-plus classic, collectible and vintage vehicles spanning more than 110 years.


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