Ahead of the highly anticipated 63rd GRAMMY Awards, the Recording Academy has lined up a week of virtual events to celebrate the 2021 nominees and the music that has soundtracked this past unprecedented year. GRAMMY Week will begin this Monday, March 8, and continue through the GRAMMY Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 14. Below is everything you need to know about how to watch the Grammy’s.
The week will kick off with GRAMMY In The Schools Fest, a four day-long festival celebrating music in education, featuring performances from students and professionals as well as panels with educators, musicians, and industry professionals. This event, which continues until Thursday, March 11, is free to all who register here before Monday.
Monday, which is International Women’s Day, will also feature Women in the Mix, an event highlighting the contributions of women in the music industry and featuring female artists, producers, engineers, and business executives. The purposes of this celebration are to honor women who are working to create change in their music communities and to promote mentorship between female industry professionals and aspiring young women. This event, which will be live streamed on GRAMMY.com at 5pm PST, will feature panels, performances, and discussions with many influential women, including Cyndi Lauper, Sheila E., Ingrid Andress, and more.
GRAMMY Week continues on Wednesday with The Inaugural Black Music Collective GRAMMY Week Celebration, honoring Black music creators and professionals and highlighting their contributions to the music industry. This event will feature performances from H.E.R, Yolanda Adams, and PJ Morton, as well as discussions with Quincy Jones, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Jimmy Jam, and Tamika Mallory about social justice, the Black experience in the music industry, and the power of Black music. Tune in at 5pm PST on Wednesday to stream the first inaugural BMC event at GRAMMY.com.
Thursday will feature a GRAMMY U Masterclass with GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Taylor Parx, in collaboration with the RCA’s Black Music Collective. Parx, who has worked with artists like Janelle Monáe, Ariana Grande, and Anderson.Paak in addition to her successful solo career, will be discussing “the craft of songwriting and being a multi-faceted artist.” You can stream this event on the RCA’s Facebook page at 3pm PST.
In addition, the private Producers and Engineers Wing 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Thursday.
On Friday, in place of the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, fans can enjoy the MusiCares Music on a Mission virtual fundraiser, created in honor of the industry’s strength in the face of COVID-19. This event will highlight important moments in MusiCare’s history, including iconic past performances from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Usher, and Stevie Nicks, new performances from HAIM, John Legend, Jhené Aiko, and H.E.R., and appearances from the Jonas Brothers, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Macklemore, Carole King, Shakira, and more. Tickets can be purchased at MusiCares.org for $25.
Friday will also feature the private 23rd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative event, where the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association will be presented with the 2021 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award.
To close out GRAMMY Week, the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony will be streaming on GRAMMY.com at 12 PST this Sunday. Hosted by Jhené Aiko, this event will celebrate 70+ GRAMMY winners and feature a tribute performance to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” by Marvin Gaye, as well as performances from current nominees, including Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Poppy, and Rufus Wainwright.
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will air on CBS at 5pm PST on Sunday. Like the rest of GRAMMY Week, the awards ceremony will be hosted virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Sunday morning, fans can check out GRAMMY Live, an exclusive streaming program that will take viewers backstage before, during, and after the show through a livestream presented on GRAMMY.com and Facebook Live.
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Looking forward to seeing this!