Kool And The Gang to 'Celebrate Good Times' at the Official 59th GRAMMY After-Party
The 2017 GRAMMY Celebration, the official exclusive after-party produced by The Recording Academy, will feature performances by past GRAMMY nominee Gavin DeGraw, GRAMMY winners Kool And The Gang and DJ Michelle Pesce. Additionally, the Celebration's Jazz Lounge will feature performances by current three-time nominee John Daversa and his Progressive Big Band along with members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. One of the year's most anticipated events, attracting GRAMMY winners, nominees, industry executives, and celebrities, the 2017 GRAMMY Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 immediately following the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The event entertainment, decor and other logistics needed to fill the vast convention space for the GRAMMY Celebration equate to the size of three football fields. More than 5,000 after-party guests will experience "A Midsummer Night's Dream," an ethereal soiree that will conjure wonder and magic as the moon rises over Los Angeles. The whimsical theme will make this enchanted fantasyland a reality with earthy yet elegant elements, including locally grown and sourced flora, more than 50 costumed performers and aerialists, custom buffet stations, fog machines, and a performance tree that will combine to create an unforgettable and immersive evening of music, design and entertainment.
For the second year in a row, Patina Restaurant Group chef/founder Joachim Splichal returns with his esteemed Patina Catering division to serve elevated Californian cuisine. The menu gives guests the opportunity to indulge in four different stations inspired by the mystical, fairy-inhabited forests and enchanted settings portrayed in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 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.
"Each year we look forward to continuing Music's Biggest Night with our official GRAMMY Celebration, which allows our guests the opportunity to enjoy their evening in a festive and visually stimulating atmosphere surrounded by music, incredible food and spectacular performances," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "The innovation surrounding this year's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' theme will excite and capture the imagination of all in attendance."