Music’s greatest night time is paying homage to indie places this year.
The Grammys are set to air reside Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m., with performances from BTS, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and extra.
The present formally takes place at the iconic Los Angeles Convention Center, however the broadcast may also give airtime to America’s most cherished and historic venues — after a very difficult year for reside music in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Recording Academy didn’t reveal whether or not performances will probably be reside or taped, however did say that they’ll discover a option to honor the indie joints and their workers, from managers to bartenders.
Here’s a couple of of the areas set to be honored.
Another Los Angeles landmark, the Hotel Café opened in 2000 and has made a reputation for itself as a beloved espresso store and efficiency house, particularly for intimate reveals by acoustic singer-songwriters.
Beginning in 2004, the Hotel Café has put collectively an annual music tour, which has featured Sara Bareilles, Rachael Yamagata and different well-known artists over the years.
This West Hollywood nightclub opened in 1957 as a espresso home, earlier than shifting to its Santa Monica Boulevard location. It’s identified for having been a hub of Nineteen Sixties folks music, and was the topic of the 2011 documentary “Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter.”
This famed Harlem music corridor opened its doorways in 1914 and have become a quintessential a part of the improvement of jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues and soul throughout the twentieth century. The neoclassical theater is credited as serving as a launch pad for stars, together with Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Jackson 5, Lauryn Hill and others.
The Station Inn
Down in Nashville, Tennessee, the Station Inn is a world famend hub for bluegrass music, in the nation’s nation capital. A slate of the style’s greatest names have carried out there over the years, and in 2020 its proprietor was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
The LA Convention Center
Most of the night time will happen in the Los Angeles Convention Center, as a substitute of its typical dwelling throughout the approach at the Staples Center. Though admittedly much less glam, stars are nonetheless excited for the alternative to carry out in any respect.
“You know, it’s definitely different, but it’s been fun to just be in a bubble with my team and my dancers and really just getting ready for the night,” performer Dua Lipa told the Washington Post from inside the Convention Center throughout rehearsals. “I’m just really thinking about the performance and I’m just so excited and so grateful to just be on that stage again.”