Thursday, July 21, 2011

Grammy Block Party in Santa Monica July 30

Performances by saxophonist/singer/songwriter Mindi Abair, singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, GRAMMY®-nominated singer/drummer Sheila E., GRAMMY-nominated R&B and jazz singer Lalah Hathaway, pop/rock group LoveSick Radio, GRAMMY-winning gospel duo Mary Mary and children's recording group Ozokidz (Ozomatli). Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow will also be in attendance.

The event will be hosted by The Recording Academy® Los Angeles Chapter President and GRAMMY-nominated rapper MC Lyte, and musician Rickey Minor will serve as the musical director.

WHAT: The GRAMMY Block Party® offers the chance for Recording Academy members to come together and celebrate music in an outdoor concert setting with exciting live performances.

Proceeds from the Block Party will benefit PATH (People Assisting The Homeless). The non-profit community organization looks to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities. PATH works towards this goal by providing services that help homeless people find work, save money, secure housing, and empower their lives. Each year, PATH serves more than 4,000 homeless men, women and children in the greater Los Angeles area. To learn more, please visit Additionally, PATH will be holding a hygiene drive at the Block Party collecting new travel size hygiene items.

WHERE: The Recording Academy

3030 Olympic Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2011

2 – 7 p.m. Live Performances

Parking: 3003 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Parking will be available on the south side of the Lantana Complex off Exposition Boulevard just west of Centinela Avenue. The Recording Academy resides on the Lantana Complex next to IMAX.

INFO: Admission is $35, $60 at the door (children five and under are free)

Please visit for information and to purchase tickets.

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