Wednesday, November 26, 2008

John Mayer concert to benefit the Grammy Museum

Five-time GRAMMY® winner John Mayer will perform a one-hour exclusive concert at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Dec. 3 (7 – 8 p.m. PT) in celebration of the grand opening of The GRAMMY Museum — the one-of-a-kind 21st century museum boasting more than 30,000 square feet of music exhibits.

Following the one-hour concert, the original members of The Time (featuring Jerome Benton, Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Jellybean Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Terry Lewis, and Monte Moir) will reunite for a historic performance at Club NOKIA, with DJ Mick Boogie at the turntables, as part of The GRAMMY Museum's official gala after-party.

Both events will take place immediately following "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," the new one-hour CBS TV special on Dec. 3 (9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT) announcing nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Tickets to "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" (which includes the one-hour concert with John Mayer) and The GRAMMY Museum gala after-party are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 213.480.3232, or online at, and proceeds will benefit The GRAMMY Museum.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" will announce nominations in several categories, feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, and will set the stage for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2009 (8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT). In addition, it will help celebrate the grand opening of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in music — the GRAMMY Award.

The music facility features interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits with four floors of dynamic and engaging multimedia presentations as well as interesting and thought-provoking educational and public programs such as films, lectures and performances in its 200-seat state-of-the-art GRAMMY Sound Stage. The Museum officially opens to the public on Dec. 6. For additional information on The GRAMMY Museum, please visit

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.

For more information about The Academy, please visit

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