Monday, June 17, 2024

Exclusive Grammy UPDATE Number 2: Clive Davis Gala Up in the Air, May Not Go to Vegas


There’s some Grammy update news:

CLive Davis’s pre-Grammy dinner, which usually takes place the night before Music’s Big Night, may be up in the air.

I’m now hearing that everything is in play. Davis and the Recording Academy are said to “considering all options.”

Right now the Grammys are moving to Las Vegas on April 3rd. They will be preceded by Musicares Person of the Year dinner, also in Vegas, presumably also at the MGM Grand.

The Vegas move is mandated by the pandemic. Harvey Mason and his gang are taking all precautions. This is not the time to go into the Staples Center/LA Convention Center with thousands of people. Mason is being smart, smart, smart.

But Davis’s much smaller event could be held at the Beverly Hilton mid week before the Grammys, right after the Oscars. Indeed, Davis could field a lot of movie stars who are in town for the Oscars. And all the LA music industry people who don’t want to make the Vegas trip could have a Grammy experience. Sounds good to me.

Nothing is confirmed. Everyone waits with baited breath. So hold on, music fans! This is a very unusual year.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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