This year’s Grammy-related festivities began 1/21 with the opening of the five-night Bob Marley 75th birthday One Love Hotel, and will conclude 1/28 with the live concert taping of The Grammy Salute to PrincePace yourselves, wear comfortable shoes and remember to stay hydrated. Sunglasses optional.

Here’s our annual roundup of some of the week’s standout soirees and marquee events (stay tuned for updates):


Tuesday 1/21

  • Music in Action panels at the Grammy Museum: Amplifying Music’s Reach, 1pm; Storiestelling: Music and HIV/AIDS, 2pm
  • She Is the Music and Annenberg Foundation event at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 3pm
  • Larkin Poe at the Grammy Museum, conversation and performance, 7:30pm
  • Primary Wave/Island Records/ Marley Family/UMe/Mastercard present Bob Marley 75th birthday, One Love Hotel at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, five-night event opens
  • RoadNation pre-Grammy party 
at Spare Room, Hollywood Roosevelt, benefiting Women in Music, 8-11pm
  • ColdplayCiti Sound Vault at the Hollywood Palladium 


Wednesday 1/22

  • Music in Action panels at the Grammy Museum: A Celebration of Music in Film and Television, 1pm; Creating a Collaborative Community for Female Artists with Linda Perry, 2pm
  • Anthem Pre-Grammy Party at Sunset Marquis Villa Pool, West Hollywood, 6pm
  • BMG pre-Grammy celebration at the Troubadour with Jessie Reyez, India.Arie, Lindsey Ell, Lewis Capaldi, 6:30-11:30pm
  • Producers & Engineers Wing Grammy Week Celebration at The Village Studios honoring Dr. Dre, 7pm–midnight
  • NMPA Grammy Week Songwriter Showcase at Hyde, West Hollywood, with FINNEAS, Lewis Capaldi, Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx, 7-10pm
  • Bob Marley 75th birthday continues at One Love Hotel at 1 Hotel West Hollywood
  • Beats and Since The 80s present Lemon Pepper Wet Grammy party at The Avalon, Hollywood, 9pm-2am
  • Brittany Howard—Citi Sound Vault at the Hollywood Palladium


Thursday 1/23

  • Downtown Music Grammy Brunch at Alice Restaurant, 
1 Hotel West Hollywood, 11am-1pm
  • Sir Lucian Grainge Walk Of Fame star ceremony, Hollywood, 11:30am
  • The Cranberries at the Grammy Museum, 1pm
  • Grammy in the Schools Live at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Bebe Rexha, presented by Ford; red carpet 5-6pm, donor reception 6-7pm, doors 6:30pm, show 7:30-9pm
  • T.J. Martell Foundation Los Angeles Wine Dinner Auction & Celebration at Taglyan Complex Hollywood, 5:30pm
  • Spotify Best New Artist 2020 Party at The Lot Studios, West Hollywood, featuring Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and The Bangas and Yola; 7pm doors, performances begin 8:30pm
  • Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party at Hollywood Athletic Club, sponsored by Citi and Absolut Juice; 
red carpet arrivals 7pm
  • Morrison Hotel Gallery and Equinox Grammy Party and Hip-Hop Celebration at Sunset Marquis, West Hollywood, with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Kelis​, 7pm
  • SOCAN Grammy Nominee Cocktail Party at Sunset Marquis, Villa 20 Patio, West Hollywood, 7pm
  • Amazon Music pre-Grammy party at Bob Marley 75th birthday, One Love Hotel at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, with Stephen Marley, Wyclef Jean and more, 8pm
  • Homeward Bound at the Wiltern with The DoorsRobbie Krieger & John Densmore, Ingrid Michaelson, Maddie Poppe, Dave Stewart, Kaya Stewart, Jason Mraz, Fitz and the Tantrums, Phillip Phillips and more; doors 7pm, event 8pm
  • Brandi Carlile—Citi Sound 
Vault at the Hollywood Palladium


Friday 1/24

  • Entertainment Law Initiative Event & Scholarship Presentation at Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica, 11am
  • Instagram Grammy-Nominated Women of 2020 Luncheon at Ysabel, West Hollywood, honoring Sylvia Rhone, Jacqueline Saturn and Ethiopia Habtemariam, 12 noon-3pm
  • The Orchard Grammy Week Happy Hour at The Cabanas at The Mondrian, West Hollywood, 4-6pm
  • Lincoln Pre-Grammy party at Dream Hollywood, 5:30pm
  • MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Aerosmith at the L.A. Convention Center with Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Alice Cooper, Emily King, Yola, John Mayer, Cheap Trick, Gavin DeGraw, Johnny Depp, Luis Fonsi, Sammy Hagar, Ashley McBryde and LeAnn Rimes; 5pm
  • Big Deal & Big Family open house at Big Deal offices, West Hollywood, 6-9pm
  • Kanye West statue unveiling at Sneakertopia, 7-10pm 
  • FNF 23, a festive gathering of everyone you’ve ever known in the music biz, Quixote Studios, West Hollywood, 9pm-2am
  • Bob Marley 75th birthday continues at One Love Hotel at 1 Hotel West Hollywood
  • Empire Grammy party, The Reserve, DTLA


Saturday 1/25

  • Roc Nation brunch, venue TBA at presstime
  • Grammy Fund brunch at the Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills, hosted by Cyndi Lauper with Brandi Carlile, 11am-1pm
  • Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG Artist Showcase, Milk Studios, Hollywood, 12 noon
  • Grammy nominees reception, location TBA at presstime, 4:30pm
  • Clive Davis and the Recording Academy’s 
Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton honoring Diddy, 7pm
  • 100 Under 100, The “Anti Grammy Party,” to be held at a stealth location only given to the lucky few not important enough to get invited to the Pre-Grammy Gala, 8pm-1am
  • Primary Wave x Island Records pre-Grammy party at Bob Marley 75th birthday, One Love Hotel at 1 Hotel West Hollywood; final night of five-night event, 7-11pm
  • CAA party at the Sunset Room, Hollywood
  • Jonas Brothers—Citi Sound Vault at the Hollywood Palladium
  • Citi Sound Vault presents The Roots & Friends at Live House, Hollywood


Sunday 1/26

  • Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at Microsoft Theater, L.A. Live, 12:30pm
  • Steven Tyler’s Grammy Viewing Party to benefit Janie’s Fund, presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios, 3:30pm
  • Grammy Awards live telecast at Staples Center, 5pm
  • Grammy Celebration official Grammy afterparty at the L.A. Convention Center with Cheap Trick and Gloria Gaynor, 8:30pm
  • UMG afterparty at Rolling Greens, DTLA; doors 
open 8:30pm
  • Sony, Republic and other afterparties, TBA at presstime
  • Red Light Management afterparty at BOA


Tuesday 1/28

  • Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince at L.A. Convention Center—live concert taping

Also TBA at presstime: Apple Music, SiriusXM/Pandora

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