The Punk Rock Museum opens with guided tours on April 1st, 2023

Plus May tour guides announced for The Punk Rock Museum!  

The Punk Rock Museum, located at 1422 Western Ave., between the strip and downtown in Las Vegas, Nevada, will open on April 1st, 2023. From artist tour guides such as CJ Ramone from The Ramones and Greg Hetson from Circle Jerks and Bad Religion, to allowing visitors to play the actual guitars donated by bands to the museum, to a wedding chapel, it seems to me like this will be the most ambitious, interesting, and fun museum ever created.

“When the doors open, visitors will feel the passion that has gone into the museum as they explore 12,000 square feet of exhibits encompassing five decades of punk history.”

-The Punk Rock Museum

Not only can you see cool artifacts at the museum, such as fliers, photos, clothing, instruments, and handwritten lyrics, there will also be a “Jam Room” where visitors can play the actual guitars and basses through the amps the artists themselves played them through — which is insane.

“We have guitars and amps from Rise Against, NOFX, Pennywise, Sick of it All, Strung Out, and many more. Yes… you can actually PLAY THEM. A lot of people ask, ‘what happens if something gets broken?’ The simple answer, we fix it – just like we did on tour.”
Chris Shiflett from Me First and The Gimme Gimmes contributed his green guitar featured on the back cover of the band's album 'Take A Break' to The Punk Rock Museum
Chris Shiflett from Me First and The Gimme Gimmes contributed his green guitar featured on the back cover of the band’s album ‘Take A Break,’ released on Fat Wreck Chords in 2003. Photo: Jay Blakesburg

Pete Koller from Sick Of It All donated his white ESP Viper guitar for visitors to play in the Jam Room. Pete will also be doing guided tours from April 14th-16th. When Pete was asked what he was most looking forward to when being a tour guide, he said, “I am very excited to share my stories about some of the exhibits at the punk rock museum even if I don’t know the true story I will make some shit up for you.”

The May tour guide tickets are on sale now.

May tour guides:

Lou Koller – Sick Of It All – May 1-4 – 12 & 2:30

Casey Royer – Social Distortion, The Adolescents, & DI – May 1-4 – 12:30 & 3

Joe Escalante – The Vandals – May 5-7 – 12 & 2:30

Paddy Costello – Dillinger 4 – May 5-7 – 12:30 & 3

Li’l Joe Raposo – RKL & Lagwagon – May 8-11 – 12 & 2:30

Chris DeMakes – Less Than Jake – May 8-10 – 12:30 & 3

Greg Hetson – Circle Jerks & Bad Religion – May 11-14 – 12:30 & 3

Chris Freeman – Pansy Division – May 12-14 – 12& 2:30

Scott Shiflett – Face to Face – May 13-14 – 1 o’clock

Jason Cruz – Strung Out, Howl – May 15-18 – 12& 2:30

Louichi Mayorga – Suicidal Tendencies & Luicidal – May 15-18 – 12:30 & 3

Cinder Block – Tilt – May 19-21 – 12 & 2:30

Jordan Burns – Ten Foot Pole, Pulley, & Strung Out – May 19-21 – 12:30 & 3

Don Bolles – The Germs – May 22-25 – 12 & 2:30

Rick Thorne – Good Guys In Black – May 22-25 – 12:30 & 3

CJ Ramone – The Ramones & Me First & the Gimme Gimmes – May 26, 28, 29 – 12, 2:30, 5

Pinch – The Damned & Me First & the Gimme Gimmes – May 26-29 – 4 o’clock

Angelo Moore – Fishbone – May 26-28 – 1:30

Roger Miret – Agnostic Front – May 28-29 – 1 o’clock

Jake & Meggers – The Casualties – May 26, 27, 29 – 12:30, 3, 5:30

Efrem Schulz – Voodoo Glow Skulls, Manic Hispanic & Death By Stereo – May 30-31 – 12 & 2:30

More exciting parts of the museum:

“The Punk Rock Museum is home to the Vegas Punk Shop and will be the place to buy customized punk merchandise. The store will offer one-of-a-kind items inspired by the world’s most extensive punk collection.

April 15th, the museum will celebrate the opening of its signature wedding chapel. More information on our wedding packages coming soon!

May 1st, The Punk Rock Museum’s tattoo parlor featuring world-renowned artists will begin taking bookings. More information about our tattoo artists to be announced shortly!”

-The Punk Rock Museum

Click HERE to buy a general admission ticket.

Click HERE to check out the full tour guide schedule and buy tickets.

Check out The Punk Rock Museum website here:

By: Noelle Matonis

Pop-Punk & Pizza host & producer