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The Jimi Hendrix 80th Birthday Experience

MOHAI celebrates the 80th birthday of Seattle rock legend Jimi Hendrix with a spectacular weekend-long event.

Join us for an array of exciting activities highlighting the artist’s life and career.

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.

Cost: Free with admission and free to MOHAI members

Dates: Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

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

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).

Seating for this event is limited, see the program details for more information.

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

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Generous in-kind support provided by Hawthorne Stereo

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