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Cardi B, Khalid, Lorde, Childish Gambino & Thirty Seconds to Mars Playing Pre-Grammy Parties: See the List

New York will be more hectic than usual in the days leading up to Sunday night's (Jan. 28) 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden, with shows all over town from major artists.

Music’s biggest night will be turned into music’s biggest week thanks to a string of A-list parties and shows planned all over New York, in the lead-up to Sunday night’s (Jan. 28) 60th annual Grammy Awards. Starting Wednesday night (Jan. 24), the city will be lit up with big-name acts warming up stages all over Manhattan in special showcases and parties starring some of your favorite acts.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

CITI At Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Thirty Seconds to Mars launch Citi’s second edition of the Sound Vault Series, with a show at the 1,025-capacity Irving Plaza.

Ally Coalition Talent Show

Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, 7 p.m.

4th annual all-star Ally Coalition Talent Show, benefiting LGBTQ causes, which will feature sets from Kacey Musgraves, Lorde, Bleachers, Shamir, members of The National and Spoon, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Jacqueline Novak and Andrew Dost.


Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Best new artist Grammy nominee SZA hits the stage.

Thursday Jan. 25

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

The National are next up at Irving Plaza for the CITI series.

The Grill/The Pool

The Seagram Building, 99 East 52nd St.

Grammy performer/nominee Cardi B who will play a Warner Music Group-sponsored gig before what will surely be a big night for the “Bodak Yellow” rapper.

The Rainbow Room

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, 7 p.m.

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz will hold it down at the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Event.

Skylight Clarkson SQ

550 Washington St.,

Khalid, SZA, Julia Michaels and Alessia Cara will hit the Spotify Best New Artist 2018 Pre-Grammy Party.

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W. 18th St., 4-7 p.m.

The Canada “Northern Beat” Showcase will feature Daniel Caesar, Neon Dreams, Dear Rouge and Iskwe.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

The #TBT Night brings some major hip-hop firepower from the likes of EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie and Ghostface Killah with Raewkwon.

Location TBD

Delta Air Lines Party with Julia Michaels, Funk Flex and Vanessa Hudgens.

Friday Jan. 26

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Eminem storms the stage for a rare ballroom gig at Irving Plaza for a CITI show.

Carnegie Hall

57th St. and 7th Ave., 2:30 p.m.

The suit and tie crowd will check in at Carnegie Hall for the Grammy Salute to Classical Music’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein hosted by legendary pianist Lang Lang with performances by Ledisi and Isabel Leonard.

Radio City Music Hall

45 Rockefeller Plaza, 7:30 p.m.

The MusiCares Tribute Concert to Fleetwood Mac will bring sets from Lorde, John Legend, Harry Styles, Keith Urban, Haim and OneRepublic.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Portugal. The Man and Francis and the Lights light up the night.

The Pool

The Seagram Building, 99 E. 52nd St, 9 p.m.

Khalid and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will keep the party going at the Nielsen pre-Grammy party at The Pool.

The Cadillac House

330 Hudson Street, 9:30 p.m.

Republic Party

Esther & Carol

341 Broome St., 6-9 p.m.

Morgan Stanley/Lava/ConcertPass Party

Venue TBD

The Chainsmokers Grammy Party

48 Lounge

1221 Avenue of the Americas, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

EMPIRE Grammy Party


Saturday Jan. 27

The Standard

848 Washington St., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

ASCAP Grammy Nominee reception

Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., 1-3 p.m.

BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel with RedOne, Faith Evans and more artists TBA.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 3 p.m.

Austin Brown live in-store performance.

Spring Studios

6 St. Johns Lane, 11:30 a.m.

This low-key UMG Showcase will feature a number of emerging and established UMG acts.

Joe’s Pub

425 Lafayette St., 1-3 p.m.

Folk Alliance Grammy event at Joe’s Pub honoring nominees Olivia Chaney, The Secret Sisters, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Fabrizio Poggi and Ashley Campbell.

Mastercard House

60 10th Ave., 9 p.m.

Dua Lipa will rock the stage at this Billboard-presented event.

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Grammy nominee Childish Gambino playing at CITI’s Irving Plaza series.

Sunday Jan. 28

CITI at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, 8 p.m.

Dave Matthews will plug in at Irving Plaza to cap the CITI series.

The Whitney

99 Gansevoort St.

Sony After Party

Spring Studios

6 St. Johns Lane

UMG After Party

Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Ave. 1-4 a.m.

Glassnote After-After Party

Bryant Park Grill

25 W. 40th St., 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Concord Music Group After Party

2018 Grammy Awards