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More artists added to Grammy concert series

The Commodores, X Factor winners Alex & Sierra and a host of social media stars will play the Grammy Park concerts, the Recording Academy's first live music events

By IQ on 25 Apr 2016

Commodores, Carl Lender

image © Carl Lender

The Recording Academy has announced a fresh batch of artists who will perform at its 5–8 May Grammy Park concerts, the first live events to bear the name of its famous music awards.

The Commodores (pictured) will play the Jazz All-Stars concert, while The X Factor USA winners Alex & Sierra and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Chelsea Chris will perform at the Emerging Artists show and vloggers and social media stars Jake Foushee, Kenny Holland, Carson Lueders, Russ and Sammy Wilk the Social Stages concert.

A joint venture with venue operator Upsilon Ventures, the 10 concerts will take place in Brooklyn, New York, and feature the talents of more than 30 artists collectively honoured with over 40 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, including seven-time winner Toni Braxton, three-time winner Ne-Yo and Grammy nominees Robin Thicke and Aloe Blacc.

In addition to the paid events (which range between US$35 and, for VIP packages, $175) there are free gigs open to the public, such as a concert featuring emerging artists and jazz ensembles on Saturday 7 May and a gospel concert celebrating the US Mother’s Day the following day.

The concerts will take place in the Kings Theatre, The LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Prospect Park Bandshell.