The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Do you know where you will be to catch all of the action on Music's Biggest Night? If you won't be walking the red carpet in Los Angeles this year, Academy members can join the fun at one of the 10 official 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast Viewing Parties.
Recording Academy members and guests will be able to cheer on GRAMMY winners and nominees in the company of their fellow Chapter community members at telecast viewing parties in cities across the nation, including Chicago, Florida, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Attendees will tune in to the 54th GRAMMY Awards and celebrate in style with raffles, performances, food and refreshments, and exclusive red-carpet walk-ups, formulating a nationwide GRAMMY celebration.
The Texas Chapter will kick off their telecast viewing party with a red-carpet walk-up to the exclusive House of Dereon in Houston, where members and guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a live set by DJ Michael "5000" Watts, complimentary food and beverages, and a photo booth offering guests the opportunity to instantaneously share their photos on Facebook.
"If you're not in L.A. for the [GRAMMY] Awards show, the viewing parties are the place to be," says Texas Chapter President and GRAMMY-nominated artist Paul Wall. "It's a great way for the music community to get together, have a fun time and celebrate their local nominees and winners."
In Chicago guests will gather at the historic Lincoln Hall where they'll enjoy a pre-telecast performance by Chapter members the Break and have the opportunity to have their photo taken on the red carpet. Guests will also have the chance to win exclusive 54th GRAMMY merchandise in a raffle.
Florida guests will gather at Grand Central in Miami with local DJ Miami Mike spinning before and after the telecast. Guests will also enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres.
Hosted by WRNB-FM on-air personality Lady B and Chapter President David Ivory, attendees in Philadelphia will enjoy an evening of music, bowling and billiards at Lucky Strike.
Down south, Members and guests in Tennessee can gather in either Memphis or Nashville and celebrate Music's Biggest Night from arguably one of music's finest homes, the Hard Rock Cafe. Memphis guests will enjoy a special acoustic performance from Chapter member Chris Milam, as well as live sets from DJ Crumbz during commercial breaks.
In the Big Apple, Recording Academy members and guests will convene at New York's newly renovated 40/40 Club.
GRAMMY nominees and winners will be cheered by their peers at Spitfire in Seattle. Guests will enjoy complimentary food and beverages, and will also have the chance to win exclusive 54th GRAMMY Award merchandise in a raffle benefiting MusiCares, The Recording Academy's health and human services organization.
Academy members and guests in Washington, D.C., will be greeted by a live set from DJ Beauty & The Beatz as they enter the upscale Bar-Cöde restaurant and lounge. Guests will also be able to take advantage of the Gibson guitar experience room where they can view display guitars and have their photo taken.
To commemorate Music's Biggest Night, all members and guests attending a 54th GRAMMY Awards Telecast Viewing Party will take home their own official 54th GRAMMY Awards poster and commemorative 54th GRAMMY Awards program book, featuring exclusive features and content regarding this year's GRAMMY nominees and winners.
"It's a very special night when you and your fellow Recording Academy members have an opportunity to catch up and see great performances," says Chicago Chapter President Larry Sturm. "It's also fun to see if you have predicted any of the GRAMMY winners. We all look forward to the telecast because, after all, it is Music's Biggest Night."
Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Music's Biggest Night with your local music community. For more information on 54th GRAMMY Awards Telecast Viewing Parties in your area, click on a Chapter region below.
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