Grammy weekend always means a dizzying party schedule. But this year, more industry insiders than normal are scratching their heads wondering how they could possibly fit everything in and stay in good standing in the music biz.
Here’s why: Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala (sponsored by the Recording Academy and this year honoring manager Irving Azoff with its Salute to Industry Icons Award) is going down the same night as Apple executive and Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine’s wedding to Liberty Ross. Both are in Beverly Hills — Davis’ party is always at the Hilton while David Geffen is hosting the nuptials at his estate mere miles away — but that doesn’t make it any easier, as the start time for each falls within an hour of one another.
If anything, the A-list scheduling situation provides plenty of fodder for party small talk. Here’s where people will be gabbing during Grammy weekend and on the Monday after, following the big show on CBS.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9
Grammy food tasting
Staples Center SW VIP Entrance, 1111 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles
An exclusive behind-the-scenes kitchen tour and menu tasting.
Mastercard Presents Jess Glynne
Sayers Club, 1645 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles
Grammy award-winning Brit Jess Glynne will be performing at one of Hollywood’s premiere music lounges.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10
Capitol Records party/showcase
Capitol Tower, 1750 Vine St, Los Angeles
An evening of celebration and special performances to honor music’s biggest night.
MusiCares Presents: An Evening with Lionel Richie in conversation with Kevin Spacey
Wallis Anenberg Center for Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
An evening of cocktails, Kevin Spacey and the MusiCares man of the year.
Mastercard presents The Chainsmokers and Miguel
Create Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saint Laurent at the Palladium
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The fashion house will present its Fall 2016 men and Women Part 1 as a tribute to the strong music scene in Los Angeles.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11
Producers & Engineers Wing honors Rick Rubin
The Village Studios, 1616 Butler Ave., Los Angeles
Eight-time Grammy winner Rubin will be feted at this annual event, sure to draw some of Rubin’s collaborators including Adele, Justin Timberlake and the Dixie Chicks.
Martell & The Roots Grammy Jam
The Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
Canada’s Grammy Night: A salute to Canada’s nominees at the 58th Grammy Awards and showcase of Canadian music excellence
The Consul General of Canada James Villeneuve, 165 S Muirfield Rd. Los Angeles
Essence Black Women In Music
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles
The women’s magazine kicks off Grammy weekend with its 7th annual Black Women in Music Event, sponsored by Lincoln and African Pride. Special performances by Andra Day and Jazmine Sullivan with Adam Blackstone and the BBE All-Star Band.
Emporio Armani Sounds
Neuehouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The fashion house hosts rocker Brandon Flowers for a performance and DJ duties from Mark Ronson for a bash sure to draw a wheel-heeled crowd.
Mastercard Presents Kygo
Create Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
FRIDAY, FEB. 12
Reservoir Grammy Week Cocktail Party
Sunset Marquis Patio, 1200 Alta Loma Rd., Los Angeles
Music by Statik Selektah.
ASCAP GRAMMY NOMINEES RECEPTION
SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, 465 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles
Kiss & Grind DJ & Live Performance tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire
The Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Big Hassle party
Pour Vous, 5574 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
Fox Rothschild’s 4th Annual Grammy Celebration and Rooftop Party
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
The law firm celebrates its past winners and nominees at the annual invite-only Grammy week shindig, on the rooftop of the chic hotel. Expected to attend: celebrities, songwriters, producers, music supervisors and executives.
Billboard Power 100
Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Chef Thomas Keller’s 90210 standout restaurant once again hosts Billboard as it unveils its fifth annual music industry power rankings at a VIP bash. On hand to celebrate and crunch the numbers: Clive Davis, Sony’s Rob Stringer and UMG’s Lucian Grainge.
Friends N Family 19
Quixote Studios, 1011 N. Fuller Ave., West Hollywood
The annual event, billed to be “Smaller + Better” with signature bars by Veuve Clicquot, the Macallan and Heritage Auctions, features music from Adam Bravin, Jason Bentley, Blaise DeAngelo, Daniel Glass, Sean Glass, Kenna and Scott Vener. Hosted by AMRA, ASCAP, BMG US, City National Bank, Disney Music Group, Kobalt, Lia Vollack, Randy Spendlove, Soundexchange, Spielman, Koenigsberg & Parker, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, AAM, Evolutionary Media Group and Bryan Rabin Inc. Proceeds benefit Sweet Stuff Foundation.
YouTube Music, Google Play Music
901 Alpine Dr., Beverly Hills
The party partners team to celebrate the artists, songwriters and architects behind the scenes that put their stamp on the music of 2015.
Delta Airlines Grammy Party with Leon Bridges
Neuhouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Mr. Bridges, Kelly Rowland, Gina Rodriguez, Victoria Justice and more are scheduled to be on hand at this bash from Delta, the official airline partner of the Grammys. The “Sites and Sounds” bash will feature a performance by Bridges, a 2016 nominee for best R&B album.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13
Rock The Yacht Experience honoring Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and Leah Daniels
FantaSea yacht, Marina Del Rey, 4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey
Artists and party hoppers take to the seas for this unique entry to the Grammy festivities that includes a fashion show, dance party and cruise around the marina.
BMI How I Wrote That Song panel
The Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
On hand as panelists will be Stevie J, Bilal “The Chef” Hajji, Liz Rose, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis. BMI vp writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton will moderate.
BET’s Grammy Weekend Showcase Hosted by Brandy
The W Hollywood Hotel, The Loft, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Featuring performances by Jazmine Sullivan, V. Bozeman and more.
MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Honoring Lionel Richie
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
This year’s honoree, Lionel Richie, will be celebrated all night long with an award presentation and tribute concert featuring the likes of Zac Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, the Roots, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Luke Bryan and Demi Lovato. Rickey Minor serves as musical director.
MasterCard presents Death Cab for Cutie and Alessia Cara
The Grammy Museum, 800 W Olympic Blvd., A245, Los Angeles
Cicada, 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles
Katy Perry, Missy Elliott, Sia and Greg Kurstin are teaming with Spotify to host an exclusive dinner and party for artists, producers and songwriters.
A Grammy Celebration Presented by DFM
Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Miguel, Haim and special guests are being advertised for this bash brought to you by Jesse Lee, Jon Lieberberg, Tom Windish and Jason Bentley.
SUNDAY, FEB. 14
eOne, RCA, Motown Gospel and Tyscot brunch
The Palm Downtown, 1100 S Flower St., Los Angeles
Ace Theatre – 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles
Lucian Grainge hosts the company’s annual artist performance parade.
Diane Warren/Troye Sivan cocktail reception
Capitol Records Studios, 1750 Vine St., Los Angeles
Oscar nominee and rising star Troye Sivan host a cocktail reception.
Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala
Beverly Hilton, 9786 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Expected attendees at Davis’ annual event include Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, Sony/ATV Chairman Martin Bandier, Meghan Trainor, Diane Warren, John Legend, Larry King, Christina Aguilera, Nile Rodgers, among others. Sponsors of the invite-only VIP pre-Grammy party are Harman, Hilton, Hyundai and MasterCard.
Nielsen party featuring performance by Leon Bridges
Hyde Hollywood, 8117 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The third annual pre-Grammy bash celebrates media, brands and entertainment with a performance by Bridges along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band along with sounds by chic celeb DJ Michelle Pesce.
Jamie XX & Mark Ronson
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The agency always hosts the hottest bashes on every awards show weekend in the city, but getting in is the hard part.
MONDAY, FEB. 15
58th Annual Grammy Awards
Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Hotel Bel Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles
Warner Music Group
Milk Studios, 855 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
Ace Hotel downtown, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
Red Light Management
Skybar at Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The Velvet Margarita, 1612 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
Concord Bicycle Music post-Grammy party
Palm Restaurant, 1100 So. Flower St., Los Angeles
Hyde, 8117 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Presented by Chromecast Audio.
City Gala Fundraiser featuring Sir Richard Branson, Buzz Aldrin
Playboy Mansion, 10236 Charing Cross Rd., Beverly Hills
Community Inspiring Today’s Youth (CITY), the nonprofit that supports and mentors underserved teens and young adults in developing small business in L.A., will see Branson deliver the keynote, Diddy as host and honorees including Buzz Aldrin and John Paul DeJoria. Sponsors include Tagspire, AirVuz, JetSmarter, Seed Invest, Bella Magazine, OK! TV, Modern Luxury Angeleno, Foreground Media, Hemp Inc., King Size LED Displays and BlairBones Media.