Jimi Hendrix Theme Park Gets Green Light

artist: Jimi Hendrix date: 05/05/2011 category: general music news
I like this
votes: 17
views: 268
Jimi Hendrix Theme Park Gets Green Light
A park in Seattle is being renovated as the Jimi Hendrix Park, named in honour of the legendary guitarist, according to Central District News. The organisers at the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation aim to make the park a focal point for multi-cultural events for the community, which will be decorated in lyrical stepping stones, rain drums and sculptures. Now the group behind the large-scale memorial have selected a design team to put the dream into action, who will "envision landscape and structural elements that will transform a swath of turf adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum into a living tribute to the musical genius of Seattle native Jimi Hendrix." Janie Hendrix, the guitarist's half-sister who runs his estate, chose the designers because of their passion for the project. She personally donated $20,000 to the foundation, with the over $600,000 in funding and donations coming from local sources. A beautiful outdoor space to remember the man sounds like a great idea, but Hendrix fans haven't always been supportive of the decisions by his estate. In 2009 one fan who thought the Gibson Jimi Hendrix Authorized Guitar said it acted as "evidence that the Hendrix estate, led by half-sister Janie Hendrix, has finally gone 302 certifiably bats--t involuntarily-committed crazy." He continued: "Let's band together to get Janie the psychiatric help she needs and put someone else at the helm of Experience Hendrix."
Submit your story new
Subscribe to get Uncle UG's best stories straight to your inbox. No bullshit ads, just news
More Jimi Hendrix news:
+ Jimi Hendrix 'Would Have Pioneered Rap' If He Stayed Alive, His Producer Claims General Music News 10/19/2015
+ Take a Listen to Jimi Hendrix's Last Performance Ever, Recorded on This Day 45 Years Ago General Music News 09/16/2015
+ From the Archives: Ringo Starr Evicts Jimi Hendrix for Being a Lousy Tenant General Music News 04/30/2015
+ Jimi Hendrix's $370 Guitar Now Being Sold for $750,000 General Music News 03/26/2015
+ Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park to Be Built in Home City of Seattle General Music News 03/23/2015
+ Jimi Hendrix Animated in Final Interview General Music News 02/24/2015
+ view all
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear