More Than Just An Award Ceremony
More Than Just An Award Ceremony

A List of Grammy week Events, celebrations, reunions, Performances & MOre


Grammy Camp - Basic Training
University of Southern California
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Grammy Foundation
Los Angeles-area high school students receive savvy, insider lessons about pursuing music business careers from top artists and industry professionals.

Producers & Engineers Wing Event Celebration
The Village
Time TBD
The Recording Academy
Annual salute to the hitmakers "behind the glass" marks its fifth year; this year's honoree is Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine.

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 from across the country tune up to celebrate music and education.


Grammy Jazz Ensembles
Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club
Seal Beach, Calif.
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Performance
The Grammy Foundation
The celebration of music and education continues as this select group of U.S. high school students struts its stuff in a special performance.

Music Preservation Event
Saban Theater
7:30-9 p.m. Event
9-10 p.m. Reception
The Grammy Foundation
Live musical performances paired with historical footage from preservation archives add up to a rousing show. Last year's beat-bumping salute to hip-hop-Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop-featured such performers as Marsha Ambrosius, Arrested Development, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Jazzy Jeff, MC Lyte, Naughty by Nature and Phife from A Tribe Called Quest.

FRIDAY Feb. 10

Entertainment Law Initiative
Beverly Hills Hotel
11-11:45 a.m. Reception
11:45 a.m. Luncheon
The Grammy Foundation
The ties between the music and legal communities take center stage at this luncheon and scholarship presentation. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will deliver the keynote address, and former MusicCares board chair John Branca will be honored with the 2012 Service Award.

Greening Summit
Conga Room
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Recording Academy
A diverse panel of eco-conscious industry executives and strategists dish on the subject of going green.

Social Media Rock Star Summit
Conga Room
2-5 p.m.
The Recording Academy
The new rock stars of the music world -- pioneers and influencers on the social media front -- come together.

MusiCares Person of the Year
Honoree: Sir Paul McCartney
Los Angeles Convention Center
5:30 p.m. Auction and Reception
8 p.m. Dinner
9 p.m. Tributes and Performances
Last year Barbra Streisand brought the house down at this star-studded benefit, which raised a record-breaking $4.8 million for MusiCares' programs and services. Sir Paul's presence, and the artists likely to sing his songs to him, have the industry abuzz.


Special Merit Awards Ceremony & 54th Annual Grammy Nominees Reception
Wilshire Ebell Theater
2:30 p.m. Doors
3-5 p.m. Ceremony
5-7 p.m. Nominees Reception
The Recording Academy
The countdown to the big night begins in earnest as the Academy presents the lifetime achievement, trustees and technical Grammy Awards -- and hosts a reception for this year's slate of nominees.

Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Industry Icons
Beverly Hilton Hotel
7 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Dinner and Ceremony
The Recording Academy
The event formerly known as Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party draws a who's who from within the industry as well as from the film, TV and social/political arenas; last year's icon honoree was David Geffen.

SUNDAY Feb. 12

54th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast
Los Angeles Convention Center
12:30 p.m. Doors/Reception
1 p.m. Awards Presentation
The Recording Academy
Now streamed live at, this once-staid event -- during which the majority of the awards are presented -- has been growing in popularity during the last several years.

54th Grammy Awards
Staples Center
5-8:30 p.m.
The Recording Academy
"Music's Biggest Night" aims for a third consecutive year of top ratings.

Grammy Celebration
Los Angeles Convention Center
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
The Recording Academy
The official Grammy after-party; last year an array of Wolfgang Puck gourmet dishes and sweets kept guests sated during the soiree, which channeled the '70s and Studio 54 with performances by Keri Hilson and the Roots.

This is a select list of events confirmed at press time. For news about more formal and informal Grammy Week events, check and Events will be taking place at the Grammy Museum throughout the week as well, details TBD. All events are as of Dec. 14, and all times are PST.