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[LA] Events Taking Place During Grammy Week 2013 — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

[LA] Events Taking Place During Grammy Week 2013

It’s that time of the year again where big music gets into full swing in Los Angeles in anticipation of the 55th Grammys which are taking place this Sunday, February 10th at the Staples Center. Here are some of the pre-parties, soirees, receptions and after parties going on around LA this week.

Congrats to all those artists, producers, musicians, composers, songwriters, mixers, sound designers, and behind the scenes crew that have worked on nominated projects.

Have you picked out your winners yet?


Grammy Camp: Basic Training
University of Southern California
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Grammy Foundation

Formerly known as Grammy Career Day, top music industry professionals discuss the realities of the music business and careers in music with Los Angeles-area high school students.

Producers & Engineers Wing
Event Celebration
Honorees Quincy Jones, Al Schmitt
The Village
8 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Recording Academy

Now in its sixth year, this event honors the legacy of iconic producers and engineers. This year’s “An Evening of Jazz” celebration honors 27-time Grammy winner and multitalented music producer Quincy Jones and 18-time Grammy winner and producer/engineer Al Schmitt.

Grammy in the Schools Live!
Grand Ballroom, University of Southern California
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Performance
The Grammy Foundation

Top high school musicians personify the intersection of music and education at the fourth annual gathering. Last year’s special guests: Grammy winners Terri Lyne Carrington and Anthony Hamilton.

Planet L.A. Records
EastWest Recording Studios, 6000 W. Sunset Blvd.
6 p.m.-midnight

The invite-only event honors Daryl Hannah, Jessica Alba and Jason Mraz while raising funds for Whole Planet, a poverty-alleviation organization. The Sambazon Acai Juice-sponsored celebration will feature a performance from the Grammy-winning urban-Latino band Ozomatli. Says group member Asdrubal Sierra, “As a band, we’re always happy to play a part in any event that is driven to help with positive change for our world.”

Essence Black Women in Music Event
Greystone Manor, 643 N. La Cienega Blvd.
8 p.m.

Editor-at-large Emil Eilbekin hosts with Kelly Rowland, who says of the reception, “I’m honored to pay tribute to Solange Knowles and [Brit singer] Lianne La Havas while celebrating women in music.” The invitation-only soiree will also host Afrojack, Glee’s Amber Riley, L.A. Reid, Ciara, Eric Benet, Jill Scott, Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good, NeNe Leakes, Prince, Sylvia Rhone, Trey Songz and more.


Billboard Power 100
Cocktail Reception
Venue TBD
5 p.m.-7 p.m.

A special event saluting the honorees of Billboard’s second Power 100 list, posted on Billboard.biz at 8 p.m. ET

Grammy Jazz Ensembles
Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club
Seal Beach, Calif.
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Performance
The Grammy Foundation

A select group of high school students will be featured in this public performance with a special guest artist.

Music Preservation Project
Saban Theatre
7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Event
9 p.m.-10 p.m. Reception
The Grammy Foundation

“Play It Forward” is the theme of the 15th annual event, billed as a celebration of music’s evolution and influencers. The year’s lineup includes Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Ed Sheeran.

Quattro Volte Vodka Preview
SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
7 p.m.

Guests will sip on freshly mixed cocktails from Quattro Vodka, including the Quattro & Tonic, Quattrotini and Quattro Cosmo, while “Dynamite” singer Taio Cruz provides the entertainment.

OK! Magazine’s Annual Pre-Grammy Celebration
Sound, 1642 Las Palmas Ave.
8-11 p.m.

The gossip mag hosts its annual party at the newly opened Sound nightclub in Hollywood. Grammy nominee Flo Rida will perform at the LeVian and Ciroc-sponsored bash.

SBE + Insomniac Presents House for Hunger
Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd.
9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Avicii will provide the beats for partygoers at the grand reopening of Hollywood mega club Vanguard.

Senate Music Group’s Pre-Grammy Celebration
The Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
10 p.m.

Grammy nominees Janelle Monae and Estelle will be honored at Devine Evans and The Senate Music Group’s third annual pre-Grammy gala. The event will feature the group’s Songwriters Choice Award and a silent auction to benefit the Grammys’ MusiCares Foundation.


Entertainment Law Initiative
Beverly Hills Hotel
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Reception
11:45 a.m. Luncheon
The Grammy Foundation

The music and legal communities will break bread at this 15th annual luncheon and scholarship presentation. Last year, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek delivered the keynote, while former MusiCares board chairman John Branca received the 2012 Service Award.

Social Media Rock Stars Summit
Conga Room
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Recording Academy

Social media pioneers and influencers will be on hand once again for this fourth annual summit. This year’s panel discussion will be helmed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde.

MusiCares Person of the Year
Honoree Bruce Springsteen
Los Angeles Convention Center
5:30 p.m. Auction and reception
8 p.m. Dinner
9 p.m. Tributes and performances

Last year Paul McCartney was the man of the hour at this always star-studded tribute, which raised a record-breaking $6.5 million for MusiCares’ programs and services. This time, the Boss himself is being honored at what is sure to be another in a long line of memorable MusiCares benefits.

mPowering Action Grammy Event
The Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
8 p.m.

The United Nations Foundation and youth leaders from the UN ICPD Global Youth Forum host the event, featuring an appearance from Timbaland and a performance by Avicii.

Levi’s Evening of Music With Frank Ocean
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

The denim company celebrates the 140th anniversary of its iconic 501 jean with a celebration featuring a performance from Frank Ocean and a DJ set by M83. Organizers are keeping the location under wraps, only disclosing the party locale to confirmed attendees. Oh, and don’t forget to wear your 501 jeans.

16th Annual Friends ‘N’ Family Pre-Grammy Party
Paramount Lot, 5555 Melrose Ave.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin and Capitol chairman and CEO Steve Barnett gather for the It party of the week, where Carly Rae Jepsen, Angel Haze and John Martin will perform. “If you’re invited, you’re one of our 50 best friends,” says Mark Beaven, Friends ‘N’ Family founder. “It brings together the artists, producers, songwriters and executives who create music, but it’s not a corporate function.” Non-ticket holders won’t get on the lot. Even more exclusive: the F ‘N’ F dinner the night before at Scarpetta’s with only 100 VIPs.

VIBE Inaugural Impact Awards
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 W. Sunset Blvd.
8-10 p.m. dinner; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. afterparty

Vibe magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary on Grammy Week and will honor Mary J. Blige, who has graced 10 of the publication’s covers, with its inaugural Impact Award. The soiree will kick off with a dinner and awards presentation and will be immediately followed by an afterparty to be DJ’ed by Nick Cannon.


Special Merit Awards Ceremony & 55th Grammy Nominees Reception
Wilshire Ebell Theater
2:30 p.m. Doors
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Ceremony
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Nominees reception
The Recording Academy

Grammy Weekend kicks into full gear as the Academy presents the lifetime achievement, trustees and technical Grammy Awards, followed by a reception saluting this year’s slate of nominees.

Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons
Honoree Antonio “L.A.” Reid
Beverly Hilton Hotel
7 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Dinner and ceremony
The Recording Academy

A who’s who from the music/film/TV industries are in the house for this soiree, presented by Clive Davis and the Academy, honoring Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

Michael “Blue” Williams & Family Tree Entertainment’s Managers Brunch
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Talent management firm founder Williams will dedicate his managers’ brunch to longtime business partner Chris Lighty, 50 Cent’s former manager who committed suicide in August. “I want to pay homage out of respect, but I don’t want to turn the event gloomy,” says Williams, who will have Russell Simmons on hand to discuss wellness with stressed-out music managers. On the guest list: Nick Cannon, Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, LL Cool J and Warner Music Group’s Lyor Cohen.

Fourth Annual ASCAP R&S Grammy Nominee Brunch
The London Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul department will honor its artists, including Miguel, Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, 2Chainz, Ludacris and Mary Mary, with a brunch.

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry’s Time is Music Event
The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
11 a.m.

In celebration of a new partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Recording Academy, John Legend will perform at an early event in support of music mentorship.

Seventh Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.
7-11 p.m.

BOA will play host to this invite-only bash by Cee Lo Green, the global music company’s chief creative officer. He will join his Goodie Mob cohorts, Eric Benet and The Voice’s Juliet Simms, on the red carpet before enjoying cocktails provided by sponsors Nivea, Herradura Tequila and Angel Champagne, plus beats by Papercha$er. “It’s not just a celebrity event,” says Green, “but personally it’s a chance to celebrate with my core team, friends and key people I’ve worked with over the years.”

The Wammys Party
St. Nick’s, 8430 W. Third St.
9 p.m.

Dhani Harrison [son of George] will host pals at a pre-Grammy bar bash.

Cash Money Party

Birdman and Co. return again. Last year’s party cost a reported $1.3 million and brought almost the entire Cash Money family in for the celebration, making this yet another can’t-miss event.


55th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast
Los Angeles Convention Center
12:30 p.m. Doors and reception
1 p.m. Awards presentation
The Recording Academy

The majority of the awards are handed out during the pre-telecast, which will be streamed live at Grammy.com.

55th Grammy Awards
Staples Center
5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Recording Academy

Can “Music’s Biggest Night” top itself again? Last year, the CBS telecast delivered more than 39.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the largest audience since 1984.

Grammy Celebration
Los Angeles Convention Center
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
The Recording Academy

OneRepublic, Kenny Loggins and DJ Michelle Pesce supplied the music in 2012, and Along Came Mary provided the sustenance at the 54th official Grammy after-party.

SoHo House, 9200 Sunset Blvd. [brunch]; House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd. [afterparty]
Noon [brunch]; 9 p.m. [afterparty]

On Grammy day, Nokia Music sponsors the brunch hosted by CEO Jay-Z, which caters to such top hip-hop talent as Rihanna, Wale and Timbaland. Post-Grammys, Roc Nation will join Three Six Zero management at House of Blues for one of the year’s hottest parties, per Billboard. Ticket sales benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jay-Z again will hold court with roster artists like J. Cole and M.I.A.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s 7th Annual Pre-Grammy Party
Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St.
2-5 p.m.

The annual soiree will feature performances from MS&K clients Act As If, Elliot Collett, Unlikely Candidates, Girl on Fire and Shoshana Beane.

Lucian Grainge’s Private Viewing Party
Select industry insiders, including Scooter Braun, Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and John Janick, won’t be watching the ceremony from inside Staples but from the Brentwood home of the Universal Music Group chairman and CEO.

Warner Music Group’s Post-Grammy Party
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.

The label will roll out the red carpet for such Grammy-nominated artists as Bruno Mars, fun., The Black Keys, Muse, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton and Skrillex.

Red Light Management’s Post-Grammy Party
Skybar, 8440 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Utilizing Skybar’s new cabana area, this afterparty will boast such eclectic attendees as Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie and Alabama Shakes; West Hollywood’s Asia de Cuba caters. “Red Light’s artists have had an amazing year,” says Red Light COO Bruce Eskowitz. “We’re looking forward to celebrating music’s big night.”

Sony Music, Republic, Island Def Jam Post-Grammy parties

“Closed to press.”

Justin Timberlake at the Palladium
The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.
9 p.m.

JT will hit the stage shortly after his Grammy performance at the Hollywood Palladium, a show he’s proclaimed “for fans only.” Will Hov make a special guest appearance?

h/t: billboard / image: cattias.photos


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