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Industry insiders can choose among charity galas, VIP affairs and the best performances — like Justin Timberlake at the Palladium — outside the Feb. 10 awards.

Every awards season, a weeklong Grammys celebration sneaks up between SAGs and Oscars, transforming Tinseltown into Music City. From Clive Davis’ annual preshow gala to Roc Nation’s hot-ticket postshow soiree, there's plenty of food, drink and, lest we forget, performances to suit every musical palate. 

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Inaugural Grammy Producers Brunch

BOE Global, owned and operated by U.K. producer Harmony Samuels and his business partner Chris Woods honor award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins (Brandy). The BOE artist honoree is American Idol winner and eight-time Grammy nominee Fantasia Barrino. Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks and Ledisi are expected to attend.

Where: Zen Lounge, 10628 Ventura Blvd.

When: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


Planet L.A. Records

The invite-only event honors Daryl Hannah, Jessica Alba and Jason Mraz while raising funds for Whole Planet, a poverty-alleviation organization. The Sambazon Acai Juice-sponsored celebration will feature a performance from the Grammy-winning urban-Latino band Ozomatli. Says group member Asdrubal Sierra, “As a band, we're always happy to play a part in any event that is driven to help with positive change for our world.”

Where: EastWest Recording Studios, 6000 W. Sunset Blvd.

When: 6 p.m.-midnight

Essence Black Women in Music Event

Editor-at-large Emil Eilbekin hosts with Kelly Rowland, who says of the reception, “I’m honored to pay tribute to Solange Knowles and [Brit singer] Lianne La Havas while celebrating women in music.” The invitation-only soiree will also host Afrojack, Glee’s Amber Riley, L.A. Reid, Ciara, Eric Benet, Jill Scott, Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good, NeNe Leakes, Prince, Sylvia Rhone, Trey Songz and more.

Where: Greystone Manor, 643 N. La Cienega Blvd.

When: 8 p.m.


Billboard Power 100 Event

The revealing of Billboard’s Power 100 list, which ranks the most powerful people in music, draws top execs like LiveNation’s Irving Azoff, who placed No. 1 last year. This year, Clive Davis will receive the Musical Visionary Award.

Where: The Redbury, 1717 Vine St.

When: 5-7 p.m.

Quattro Volte Vodka Preview

Guests will sip on freshly mixed cocktails from Quattro Vodka, including the Quattro & Tonic, Quattrotini and Quattro Cosmo, while “Dynamite” singer Taio Cruz provides the entertainment.

Where: SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.

When: 7 p.m.

OK! Magazine’s Annual Pre-Grammy Celebration

The gossip mag hosts its annual party at the newly opened Sound nightclub in Hollywood. Grammy nominee Flo Rida will perform at the LeVian and Ciroc-sponsored bash.

Where: Sound, 1642 Las Palmas Ave.

When: 8-11 p.m. 

SBE + Insomniac Presents House for Hunger

Avicii will provide the beats for partygoers at the grand reopening of Hollywood mega club Vanguard.

Where: Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd.

When: 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

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Senate Music Group’s Pre-Grammy Celebration

Grammy nominees Janelle Monae and Estelle will be honored at Devine Evans and The Senate Music Group’s third annual pre-Grammy gala. The event will feature the group’s Songwriters Choice Award and a silent auction to benefit the Grammys' MusiCares Foundation.

Where: The Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

When: 10 p.m.

TRANS4M Boyle Heights Benefit Concert, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, The Jacksons and more will perform at the second annual event from will's foundation. On the guest list: 2Chainz, Jill Scott, Emmanuelle Chriqui, LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian, Prince, Terrell Owens and Penny Marshall.

Where: The Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St

When: 10 p.m.


mPowering Action Grammy Event

The United Nations Foundation and youth leaders from the UN ICPD Global Youth Forum host the event, featuring an appearance from Timbaland and a performance by Avicii.

Where: The Conga Room at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

When: 8 p.m.

23rd MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

The 23rd annual dinner and concert, benefiting musicians in need through auctions and ticket sales, will honor Bruce Springsteen with performances by Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Sting and more. Jon Stewart will host the event billed by the Recording Academy as “one of the most prestigious held during Grammy week.”

Where: The Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Levi’s Evening of Music With Frank Ocean

The denim company celebrates the 140th anniversary of its iconic 501 jean with a celebration featuring a performance from Frank Ocean and a DJ set by M83. Organizers are keeping the location under wraps, only disclosing the party locale to confirmed attendees. Oh, and don’t forget to wear your 501 jeans.

When: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

16th Annual Friends ‘N’ Family Pre-Grammy Party

Producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin and Capitol chairman and CEO Steve Barnett gather for the It party of the week, where Carly Rae Jepsen, Angel Haze and John Martin will perform. “If you’re invited, you’re one of our 50 best friends,” says Mark Beaven, Friends ‘N’ Family founder. “It brings together the artists, producers, songwriters and executives who create music, but it’s not a corporate function.” Non-ticket holders won’t get on the lot. Even more exclusive: the F 'N' F dinner the night before at Scarpetta’s with only 100 VIPs.

Where: Paramount Lot, 5555 Melrose Ave.

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

VIBE Inaugural Impact Awards

Vibe magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary on Grammy Week and will honor Mary J. Blige, who has graced 10 of the publication’s covers, with its inaugural Impact Award. The soiree will kick off with a dinner and awards presentation and will be immediately followed by an afterparty to be DJ’ed by Nick Cannon.

Where: Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 W. Sunset Blvd.

When: 8-10 p.m. dinner; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. afterparty

Mark Pitts Presents Celebration of Art + Music

Five-time Grammy-nominated Miguel will perform at the event, which will highlight fine art by Cheryl Fox, Terry O'Neill, Steven Tyler, Ronnie Wood and Mick Fleetwood.

Where: Mouche Gallery, 340 N. Beverly Dr.

When: 8 p.m.

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Michael “Blue” Williams & Family Tree Entertainment’s Managers Brunch

Talent management firm founder Williams will dedicate his managers’ brunch to longtime business partner Chris Lighty, 50 Cent’s former manager who committed suicide in August. “I want to pay homage out of respect, but I don’t want to turn the event gloomy,” says Williams, who will have Russell Simmons on hand to discuss wellness with stressed-out music managers. On the guest list: Nick Cannon, Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, LL Cool J and Warner Music Group’s Lyor Cohen.

Where: BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fourth Annual ASCAP R&S Grammy Nominee Brunch

ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul department will honor its artists, including Miguel, Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, 2Chainz, Ludacris and Mary Mary, with a brunch.

Where: The London Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry’s Time is Music Event

In celebration of a new partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Recording Academy, John Legend will perform at an early event in support of music mentorship.

Where: The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

When: 11 a.m.

Roc Nation Annual Brunch

One day before the Grammys, Nokia Music sponsors the brunch hosted by CEO Jay-Z, which caters to such top hip-hop talent as Rihanna, Wale and Timbaland.

Where: SoHo House, 9200 Sunset Blvd.

When: 12 p.m.

BMI 'How I Wrote That Song' Panel

BMI vp, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton will moderate "How I Wrote That Song," a panel event featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter B.o.B., Grammy-nominated hip-hop stars Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg, as well as chart topper Benny Blanco.

Where: The Roxy, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd.

When: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Seventh Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party

BOA will play host to this invite-only bash by Cee Lo Green, the global music company’s chief creative officer. He will join his Goodie Mob cohorts, Eric Benet and The Voice’s Juliet Simms, on the red carpet before enjoying cocktails provided by sponsors Nivea, Herradura Tequila and Angel Champagne, plus beats by Papercha$er. “It’s not just a celebrity event,” says Green, “but personally it’s a chance to celebrate with my core team, friends and key people I’ve worked with over the years.”

Where: BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd.

When: 7-11 p.m.

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala

A Grammy staple, Davis’ gala last year had heartfelt performances by Tony Bennett and Alicia Keys serving as somber tribute to Whitney Houston, who died just hours before. This year promises to be more jovial, with Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen, Sony Music chairman Doug Morris, Quincy Jones and Jennifer Hudson attending, plus a salute to L.A. Reid, who will receive the President’s Merit Award from The Recording Academy.

Where: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd.

When: TBA

The Wammys Party

Dhani Harrison (son of George) will host pals at a pre-Grammy bar bash.

Where: St. Nick’s, 8430 W. Third St.

When: 9 p.m.

Cash Money Records' 4th Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Party

To celebrate this year’s Grammy nominations, Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams co-CEOs of Cash Money Records will host one of the year’s most anticipated Grammy Awards parties.  Celebrity event planner Colin Cowie is creating an over-the-top celebration for guests including Grammy nominees & Cash Money/Young Money artists including Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and the rest of the YMCMB family.  

Where: Location disclosed only to RSVP'ed guests on the day of event.

When: 10 p.m.

Compound Entertainment's Midnight Brunch Hosted By Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo hosts the fifth annual late-night event, featuring a special live performance by DJ SnS. But don't come in your PJs -- "chic attire" is specifically requested on the invite.

Where: 755 N. La Cienega Blvd.

When: 10 p.m.



Post-Grammys, Roc Nation will join Three Six Zero management at House of Blues for one of the year’s hottest parties, per Billboard. Ticket sales benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jay-Z again will hold court with roster artists like J. Cole and M.I.A.

Where: House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd.

When: 9 p.m.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp’s 7th Annual Pre-Grammy Party

The annual soiree will feature performances from MS&K clients Act As If, Elliot Collett, Unlikely Candidates, Girl on Fire and Shoshana Beane.

Where: Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa St.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Lucian Grainge’s Private Viewing Party

Select industry insiders, including Scooter Braun, Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and John Janick, won’t be watching the ceremony from inside Staples but from the Brentwood home of the Universal Music Group chairman and CEO.

Where: Lucian Grainge’s Brentwood Home

When: 5 p.m.

Republic Records Post-Grammy Party

Republic Records, home of Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Nelly, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, will host a Grammy party following the awards show on Sunday night. Celebrities and VIP guests will be mingling among Republic’s top executives and label partners at this star-studded event. Sponsors include: Ultimate Ears, Casa Dragones, Stand Up For A Cure, and Beck’s Sapphire.

Where: The Emerson Theater, 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

When: 8:30 p.m. - midnight.

Billboard After Party

Citi presents the Billboard after party on Sunday immediately following the ceremony. Artists including Cher Lloyd, Ciara, Kat Graham, Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott, Busta Rhymes, Steve Aoki, Train, Cody Simpson and more will mingle with the likes of Mindy Kaling, Karlie Kloss, Soledad O'Brien and Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino.

Where: The London Hotel Rooftop, 1020 N San Vicente Blvd.

When: 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Warner Music Group 2013 Celebration Presented by Mini

The label will roll out the red carpet for such Grammy-nominated artists as Bruno Mars, fun., The Black Keys, Muse, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton and Skrillex.

Where: Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd.

When: 9 p.m.

Red Light Management’s Post-Grammy Party

Utilizing Skybar’s new cabana area, this afterparty will boast such eclectic attendees as Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie and Alabama Shakes; West Hollywood’s Asia de Cuba caters. “Red Light’s artists have had an amazing year,” says Red Light COO Bruce Eskowitz. “We’re looking forward to celebrating music’s big night.”

Where: Skybar, 8440 Sunset Blvd.

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Justin Timberlake at the Palladium

JT will hit the stage shortly after his Grammy performance at the Hollywood Palladium, a show he's proclaimed "for fans only." Will Hov make a special guest appearance?

Where: The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.

When: 9 p.m.

Monster's Grammy After-Party at the House of Hype

Celebrities and media influencers will mingle with hosts Swizz Beatz (will Alicia Keys make it a date night?), Chaka Zulu, Noel Lee & Kevin Lee. Music will be provided by DJ Irie and DJ Cobra.

Where: SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd

When: 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Dim Mak Sunday Nights Featuring Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki will spin at Dim Mak's post-Grammy party at Drai's Hollywood, also featuring Salva, Fashen, DJ Metric and special guest DJ Fresh Direct.

Where: Drai's, 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

When: Comp entry before 11 p.m. with RSVP