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BROOKLYN GOES GRAMMY

The Recording Academy—partnered with production/development co. Upsilon Ventures—has announced the inaugural Grammy Park, the brand's first multi-day live music event, which celebrates an array of genres, including R&B, hip-hop, gospel, pop, Latin and jazz.

The four-day experience with 10 concerts and more than 30 Grammy-winning and nominated performers will take place in Brooklyn. Toni Braxton, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Andra Day and Aloe Blacc are just a few of the big names set to take the stage(s). See the schedule so far below.

Tickets are available for purchase here, although select events are free and open to the public; those are marked with a blue asterisk*.

Thursday, May 5
8pm
Artist Spotlight: NE-YO with Jazmine Sullivan
Location: Kings Theatre
Ne-Yo (three-time Grammy winner) with
Jazmine Sullivan (11-time Grammy nominee)

Friday, May 6
5:30pm
Changing The Game 
Location: Kings Theatre
A provocative conversation about hip-hop's impact on the music world and society, featuring Joey Badass and the groundbreaking artists listed below.

8pm
Hip-Hop Groundbreakers: Concert
Chuck D (six-time Grammy nominee)
Just Blaze (six-time Grammy nominee)
MC Lyte (two-time Grammy nominee)
Rahiem
Keith Shocklee
The Kidd Creole
Ray Chew (music director)
 
7pm
Latin Mix 
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell
Natalia Lafourcade (Grammy winner; seven-time Latin Grammy winner)
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (O'Farrill, three-time Grammy winner; Latin Grammy winner)
Alex Cuba (four-time Latin Grammy winner)
*Additional performers to be announced
 
Saturday, May 7
10am
The Next Generation: Emerging Artists 
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell
Showcasing emerging stars of the jazz world; performers to be announced.
*Free and open to the public
 
2pm
Jazz All-Stars
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell
Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express (Alexander, Grammy nominee)
Terence Blanchard f/The E-Collective (Blanchard, four-time Grammy winner)
Kurt Elling (Grammy winner)
Christian McBride Trio (McBride, five-time Grammy winner)
Cécile McLorin Salvant (Grammy winner)
John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet (Patitucci, Grammy winner)

8pm
Artist Spotlight: Robin Thicke & Aloe Blacc
Location: Kings Theatre
Robin Thicke (five-time Grammy nominee) and Aloe Blacc (Grammy nominee)
 
Sunday, May 8
Noon
Gospel Concert
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell
Hezekiah Walker (two-time Grammy winner)
BeBe Winans (six-time Grammy winner)
Ray Chew (music director)
*Free and open to the public
 
7pm
Big Band & Broadway Remix
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell
Christian McBride Big Band
Special Guests:
Jonathan Butler (two-time Grammy nominee)
Andra Day (two-time Grammy nominee)
Dianne Reeves (five-time Grammy winner)
*Additional performers to be announced
 
7pm
Toni Braxton
Location: Kings Theatre
Toni Braxton (seven-time Grammy winner)

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