Aloe Blacc To Perform At Exclusive GRAMMY After-Party
Past GRAMMY nominee Aloe Blacc, GRAMMY winner Thelma Houston and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2016 GRAMMY Celebration — The Recording Academy's official after-party taking place on Monday, Feb. 15 immediately following the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Additionally, the Celebration's Jazz Lounge will feature performances by two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Arturo O'Farrill and members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session.
After-party guests — including GRAMMY winners, nominees and celebrities — will experience "GRAMMY Land," designed to capture the spirit of the classic children's game "Candy Land." The theme will come to life with oversized candy displays, a dazzling water feature, larger-than-life design elements, all matched with entertainers, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, and elaborate visual projections.
"What better way to celebrate Music's Biggest Night than with an amazing GRAMMY after-party where our guests can continue to enjoy their evening surrounded by music, incredible food and a visually stunning party atmosphere culminating in not-to-be missed performances," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year's youthful GRAMMY Land theme is sure to provide a uniquely memorable experience for all."
"With more than 60 dancers and acrobats, four featured performances and hundreds of hours of planning, it is a daunting yet rewarding task to mount the largest and most complex awards show after-party annually," said Branden Chapman, Executive In Charge Of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of The Recording Academy. "Each year, we are honored to bring our Recording Academy members and annual GRAMMY nominees together to celebrate the year in music with one last event that highlights amazing performances, delectable cuisine and vibrant thematic design."
For the first time, Patina Restaurant Group and Chef and founder Joachim Splichal will cater the event with a menu that samples California classics such as taco truck bites, Napa-inspired cuisine, Santa Monica Farmers' Market seasonal favorites, gluten-free dishes from Beverly Hills, and desserts from Hollywood, including whimsical cotton candy trees. The menu was designed using sustainable, local California ingredients with flavors inspired by the music and the artists who create it. Leftover edible food from the GRAMMY Celebration is donated to local food banks and all cooking oil used for the event will be recycled. The evening will also feature fine spirits by Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnny Walker Black Label and Don Julio Tequila.
Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.