Music stars will be making the rounds in Los Angeles in the days leading up the 59th Grammy Awards. Highlights include parties at new venues like Dream Hollywood, the Peppermint Club and Nightingale Plaza, while the only question marks that still remain: Where will leading nominees like Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West be spotted?
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
#BillboardLive Grammy Edition
Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Chloe X Halle, Noah Cyrus with special guest Labrinth, Jojo, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will all take the stage at this early evening event at the iconic and intimate venue.
Citi Sound Vault featuring Sting
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Feb. 8-12, 7 p.m.
Citi’s new live music initiative in partnership with Live Nation. It’s an exclusive get for card holders, offering them the opportunity to see arena-level acts in an intimate setting (the Palladium accommodates up to 3,700 people). Sting kicks it off with back-to-back performances.
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Editor-in-chief Jay Fielden hosts a Grammy week party (presented by Hugo Boss) to honor March cover star James Corden. The late-night host himself is something of a music superstar in his own right courtesy of his “Carpool Karaoke” series and the fact that he’s hosting this year’s Grammys for the first time. In addition to Corden, Esquire will toast other mavericks featured in the latest issue. It’s Fielden’s first awards season as Esquire’s top editor. He took over from David Granger last year, debuting his first issue at the helm on May 31, 2016.
Hilton Honors presents OneRepublic
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8 p.m.
The band will perform for Hilton Honors members and industry VIPs at this private event to announce Hilton’s 2017 music program and individual partnerships with the Recording Academy, Live Nation and Spotify.
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing
The Village Recording Studios, 1616 Butler Ave., Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
The group presents its 10th annual Grammy week event highlighting production and sound quality, this year honoring 12-time Grammy winner Jack White for his “commitment to the creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music,” per the org. Other attendees will include Grammy winners and current nominees Rivers Cuomo and Scott Shriner (Weezer), Jimmy Jam, Nile Rodgers, T Bone Burnett, Peter Asher, Jack Douglas, Dave Cobb, Kaskade, Blink-182, Regina Spektor, Billy Bob Thornton, Alex da Kid, Feist, Lisa Loeb, Geoff Emerick, Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, Vassy, and ZZ Ward along with Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow, and Recording Academy chair John Poppo.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9
Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 12 p.m.
DJ Khaled is hosting an event to make a special announcement with the help of We The Best, Roc Nation and Epic Records.
59th Annual Grammy Red Carpet Rollout
Red Carpet outside Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 12:45 p.m.
Host James Corden, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, executive producer of the Grammy Awards Ken Ehrlich and CBS exec vp specials, music and life events Jack Sussman welcome media and special guests to this first-time event.
NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Label CEO Steve Bartels is hosting music and cocktails.
Billboard Power 100
Cecconi’s, 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
The magazine — a sister publication to The Hollywood Reporter — honors the 100 most powerful players in the music business at this annual fete.
Avalon Theater, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
The magazine hosts this pre-Grammy event featuring a performance by Jojo.
Spotify’s Best New Artist Party
Belasco Theater, 1050 Hill St., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The streaming service hosts an evening celebrating the crop of breakout artists honored by the Academy with Best New Artist Grammy noms. Set to perform are EDM duo The Chainsmokers and country songbird Maren Morris. (The category also includes Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, and Kelsea Ballerini.) Afterparty to follow the show.
Delta Air Lines
Beauty & Essex, 6417 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy-nominated singer Halsey is set to perform at this awards week party, sponsored by the official airline of the Grammys. And although the official invite doesn’t include this bit of info, the address is home to the soon-to-open Beauty & Essex in Hollywood, offering revelers an early sneak peek at the venue. Confirmed to attend are Charli XCX, Elle King, French Montana, Macy Gray, Serayah, Gabby Douglas, Ally Brooke, Jeremih, Pentatonix, Mýa, Andy Grammer, NeNe Leakes, Adrienne C. Moore, Kandi Burruss, Naturi Naughton and special guests and reps from Delta Air.
Fox Rothschild LLP
London West Hollywood Rooftop, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
The law firm returns for its fifth annual invite-only Grammy gala, hosting lawyers, clients and friends including past and current nominees.
Essence 8th Annual Black Women in Music
NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Erykah Badu headlines the mag’s event this year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her breakout smash Baduizm. Also taking the stage at the Lincoln-sponsored concert will be Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage while other confirmed guests include Chante Adams, Zazie Beetz, Beverly Bond, Chance the Rapper, Chloe & Halle, Kiersey Clemons, Ava DuVernay, Estelle, Goapele, Ledisi, Rene Marie, Melina Matsoukas, Kelly Rowland, Serayah, Sherri Shepherd, Rhapsody and others.
Morrison Hotel Gallery Presents “Winners”
Sunset Marquis, 1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
“Winners” is a collective exhibition — unveiled at the event and continuing on view through Feb. 28 —celebrating artists who have been nominated or have won either a Grammy or an Oscar. Julian Lennon co-hosts with EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg and gallery co-owner Timothy White. “Winners” is sponsored by Morrison Hotel Gallery, Sunset Marquis, John Varvatos and Allaire Collection Tequila, Vodka and Rum.
59th Annual Grammy Awards Official Backstage Gift Lounge
Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (opening Feb. 9 and continuing through Feb. 11), 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Organized by Lash Fary and his Distinctive Assets for the 18th year in a row, the MTG-presented lounge hosts presenters and performers, offering show talent gifts and an exclusive gift bag worth more than $30,000. Items range from the expensive (week-long stay at Golden Door for $8,850) to inexpensive (ChapStick at $4.99). Other items hail from FXP Hula Hoop Fitness, Gold Leaf Gourmet, Hasbro Gaming, Oomi, lifetime supply of Oxygenetix, CPR Anytime, Crayola, Phizz, Sweetcheeks Cellulite Massage Mats and Healing Saint by Dr. Jane 360.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 11 a.m.
The program will include a keynote by WME partner and head of the music division Marc Geiger while Carroll, Guido & Groffman partner Elliot Groffman will be honored.
Citi Sound Vault featuring Beck
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
MusiCares Honors Tom Petty as Person of the Year
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., 5:30 p.m. silent auction and cocktails, 8 p.m. gala dinner
The legendary rocker will be celebrated during this exclusive music industry party, which will feature a parade of performances by Jackson Browne, Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Norah Jones, Elle King, Kings of Leon, Jeff Lynne, Randy Newman, Stevie Nicks, Regina Spektor, George Strait, The Bangles and Lucinda Williams.
Lalah Hathaway + Friends
Troubador, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
Los Rakas/Hennessy VSOP
71Above, 633 W. 5th St., Los Angeles
An Evening With Interscope Records
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 9 p.m.
The invite boasts artists Billy Raffoul, Billie Eilish and Jax Jones along with drinks from Electric Sky and Bacardi.
Friends ‘N’ Family
Quixote Studios, 1011 N. Fuller Ave., West Hollywood, 9 p.m.
The legendary event toasts a special milestone this year with 20 years on the calendar. The invite reads, “A night of doing it 20 years strong, loving crafted for you by your family,” including ASCAP, Atlas Music Publishing, BMG, BMI, City National Bank, Concord Music Group, Disney Music Group, Kobalt Music Group, Sound Exchange, Spielman, Keonigsberg, Parker LLP, Warner/Chappell Music, YouTube, Randy Spendlove, Spring Aspers, Serban Ghenea, Jeremy Summers, Advanced Alternative Media and Evolutionary Media Group. Exclusive charity bars hosted by Veuve Clicquot, the Macallan and Heritage Auctions with donations benefitting ACLU of Southern California Foundation. Also of note: the invite suggests taking Lyft over Uber.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
The label’s pre-Grammy brunch returns, hosting the Roc Nation Family and additional expected celebrity guests like Big Sean, Common, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Todd Gurly, Gavin Rossdale, HAIM, T.I., Pusha T and Chance The Rapper. This year’s event is sponsored by Citi, Barclays Center and Audemars Piguet with a special lifts by D’USSÉ, Armand de Brignac, H.D. Buttercup, Devialet, sbe and LIFEWTR.
UMG Artist Showcase
Ace Theatre, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sir Lucian Grainge hosts this anticipated Grammy weekend event that sees Universal Music Group present a parade of musical performers. Sponsored by Citi and American Airlines, the performers lineup is kept a surprise until showtime, but those who have taken the stage in recent years include Demi Lovato, DNCE, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Keith Urban.
STK, 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Presented by Foursquare, with additional partners Young Living, Ultimate Ears and Equinox, this pre-Grammy event features music by guest DJ Midnight to Monaco. It’s unclear who will show but the label’s artists include Nick Jonas,
Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s annual Pre-Grammy Gala
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The music mogul teams with the Academy for the starry VIP event. Feted at the 2017 event will be BET Networks chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee, who follows in the footsteps of previous honorees like Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Sir Richard Branson, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Sir Lucian Grainge, and L.A. Reid. The Pre-Grammy Gala is sponsored by Hilton, Mastercard, JBL by Harman and Delta Air Lines. Confirmed attendees so far include Taraji P. Henson, Michael Keaton, Quincy Jones, Metallica, Chance the Rapper, Maxwell, Britney Spears and Rita Ora.
Global Citizen & Tidal
Private location, 7-11 p.m.
The two party partners are hosting guests for “an intimate celebration of art, activism and advocacy.”
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
With an invite that teases “Your key to our secret reality,” Primary Wave Entertainment — an independent music publishing, talent management, production and branding firm — gets points for offering a virtual invitation that can be viewed with or without VR glasses. Other notables: DJ Cassidy is on deck to handle the music with booze coming from Smirnoff.
Nightingale Plaza, 643 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
SBE’s newest venue hosts Nielsen’s pre-Grammy soiree said to “celebrate media, brands and entertainment” with the help of a performance by Best New Artist nominee Maren Morris. Also featured will be celebrity DJ Michelle Pesce.
Hyde Sunset, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
“The night before … until the morning of,” reads the official invite for the agency bash that is sure to draw some of CAA’s top musical talent.
The Peppermint Club, 8713 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 9 p.m.
United Talent Agency hosts a party for clients, agents and friends and this newly opened venue from H.wood Group.
Soho Sounds: LA
648 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
The members-only private club kicks off its first-ever Grammy week event and, fittingly, it’s a private party for Soho House members, music business friends and select guests who will be treated to a performance by Grammy nominee Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals. Taking over the turntables will be Kaytranada. Samsung, BMW Beverly Hills and Bacardi are sponsoring. Follow the action using #sohosounds.
Dirty Laundry, 1725 N. Hudson Ave., Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
Presented by Hot Records Ltd.
Citi Sound Vault featuring Chainsmokers
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12
Universal Music Group
Ace Theatre, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
Sir Lucian Grainge returns to the venue for a post-show party presented by Citi and American Airlines.
Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
Warner Music Group
Milk Studios, 855 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
The label hosts its nominated talent for a post-show bash that will feature live performances by Gallant, Kehlani and Spencer Ludwig. The event is presented by Rémy Martin. Confirmed attendees are not yet announced, but WMG’s crop of 2017 nominees include Brandy Clark, Coldplay, Disturbed, Enya, Gallant, Gojira, Jesse & Joy, Jill Scott, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, Laura Pausini, Lukas Graham, Panic! at the Disco, Rhiannon Giddens, Sturgill Simpson, twenty one pilots, Weezer, and others.
Republic Records & FIJI Water
Catch L.A., 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
The label is hosting a post-show party with FIJI at the hottest new rooftop in the city.
Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 9 p.m.
The management firm hosts a post-Grammys party with help from DTS Play-Fi, Bud Light, Pandora and Dreaming Tree Wines.
Concord Bicycle Music
Palm Restaurant, 1100 S. Flower St., Los Angeles
The Universal label toasts the Grammys with a set by DJ Hibachi AKA 2 Chainz.
Citi Sound Vault featuring Metallica
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
The legendary band closes out the week with two shows on the same night: First Metallica will play the 59th Grammy Awards downtown at Staples Center and, presumably, sprint over to the Palladium in Hollywood.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
GQ’s Jim Nelson and crew are back once again on the post-show schedule, hosting an event in partnership with YouTube at the iconic hotel (fresh from hosting GQ’s Men of the Year party). Big draw this year: Chance the Rapper. The 2017 event follows the mag’s 2016 Grammy party, which drew Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Odell Beckham Jr. and helped toast The Weeknd‘s birthday.
Mack Avenue Records
Historic Broadway Bar, 830 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
The label hosts this post-Grammy event with a special performance by Mack Avenue recording artist Cameron Graves.
City Gala Fundraiser Honoring Quincy Jones
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles\
Entrepreneur Magazine is presenting the event, which will be emceed by Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees. John Paul DeJoria will present the award to Jones. City Gala has also announced that actor John Travolta will participate as special guest speaker at the 2017 event.