EN VOGUE AND FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® WINNERS TLC TO HEADLINE THE 2019 GRAMMY CELEBRATION®
GRAMMY® WINNER Kurt Elling AND dj Michelle peSce ALSO SCHEDULED TO PERFORM
RECORDING ACADEMY™ TO PRODUCE OFFICIAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AFTER-PARTY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® ON SUNDAY, FEB. 10
Santa Monica, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2019) — Past GRAMMY® nominees En Vogue and four-time GRAMMY winners TLC are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2019 GRAMMY Celebration®—the Recording Academy™’s official after-party following the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Feb. 10. The Celebration will also feature a performance by GRAMMY-winner Kurt Elling and a DJ set by Michelle Pesce. One of the year’s most anticipated events, attracting GRAMMY winners, nominees, industry executives, and celebrities, the 2019 GRAMMY Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center immediately following the GRAMMY Awards.
“We look forward to our annual GRAMMY Celebration honoring the winners and nominees of Music’s Biggest Night®,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “It’s an evening and rare opportunity for all of us in the music community to celebrate triumphs and milestones together, complemented by a handcrafted menu and even more unforgettable performances featuring some of our most esteemed talent following the GRAMMY Awards telecast.”
The Recording Academy will produce the post-telecast GRAMMY Celebration, overseeing all of the entertainment, décor, and logistics involved in bringing the annual event to life. More than 5,000 after-party guests will be treated to a baroque-inspired, modern masquerade ball theme encompassing sophisticated yet mysterious elements of baroque and rococo décor, European cuisine, and an extravagant ambiance inspired by the Renaissance era.
“Each year we diligently work to produce one of the largest awards show celebrations, and we’re thrilled to bring the annual event back to Los Angeles with a modern baroque-inspired theme to complement the elegance of the evening,” said Branden Chapman, Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of the Recording Academy. “We’re excited to create and share these moments once again with our guests at the 2019 GRAMMY Celebration.”
Guests will indulge in the masterful culinary skills of Joe Flamm, Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia. Flamm, in partnership with Levy Restaurants, has curated an innovative menu to complement the unique theme of this year’s GRAMMY Celebration. The menu will feature four Renaissance-inspired food stations inclusive of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, all with a modern twist.
Mastercard will present musical experiences on the GRAMMY Celebration Stage. Aflac is proud to present this year’s Celebration Jazz Lounge. The evening will feature signature cocktails by Absolut Grapefruit. Additional partners include Apple Music, Bulova, Delta Air Lines, Hilton, IBM, JBL by HARMAN, Meredith Corporation, and Westwood One.
The 2019 GRAMMY Celebration is a private, ticketed event.
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