NEW YORK, NY 6/13/2022
Jim Irsay brought his renowned assemblage of historic and iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture – to New York, N.Y. for a one-of-a-kind, invite-only reception on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Kenny Aronoff was behind the drums once again for The Jim Irsay Band, which performed at the private event. Aronoff performed along with Irsay on vocals, Mike Wanchic on guitar (John Mellencamp), Mike Mills on bass (founding member of R.E.M), Tom Bukovac on guitar (has played on over 700 albums with major artists), Kenny Wayne Shepherd on blues guitar (Five-time GRAMMY® nominated), and Michael Ramos on keys (John Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys, Patti Griffin, Paul Simon and more).
Guests to the private event were able to view the collection, and Irsay shared the collection for the first time publicly on Friday, June 3. Both events were held at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Outside of music, the collection includes Presidential artifacts, historical documents from American history, original manuscripts, sports memorabilia and much more. Items from the collection have been displayed at the U.S.’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), The Lincoln Memorial and the Indiana State Museum; as well as at The Centre Pompidou (Paris), the British Library (London), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome) and other locations around the world.
Jim Irsay’s passion for rock music, American history and pop culture led him to assemble a robust collection of historic and culturally significant artifacts over several decades that together make up The Jim Irsay Collection. An active philanthropist, Mr. Irsay hopes to establish a museum to share these treasures with the world. Learn more at: https://www.jimirsaycollection.com
About Kenny Aronoff – Today, Kenny Aronoff spends his time touring, recording in studio, and rocking corporate speaking stages around the world, teaching people how to embrace adversity and gain confidence in their personal and professional lives. Learn more at: https://kennyaronoff.com/