The 2016 Grammy Awards had taken place on February 15 at the Los Angeles Staples Center. On the list of nominations were some of the artists that have performed free concerts in New York City. Let’s take a look at how they did.
Updated with award winners Eighth Blackbird and Arturo O’Farrill.
Performed: SummerStage, Central Park, June 24, 2012
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound & Color’
Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical): Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes), ‘Sound & Color’
Performed: BAM R&B Festival at Metrotech, July 31, 2014
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, ‘Sylva’
Israel and The New Breed
Performed: MLK Concert Series Wingate Field, August 17 , 2009
Best Gospel Album: Israel & NewBreed, ‘Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]’
Performed: Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell, July 24, 2015, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, August 10 ,2013
Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, ’24 Frames’
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, ‘Something More Than Free’
Performed: Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, July 11, 2012
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, ‘Born to Play Guitar’
Performed: SummerStage, Central Park August 03
Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, ‘Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’
Performed: BAM R&B Festival at Metrotech, August 6, 2015 and more
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, ‘Go Go Juice’
Performed: SummerStage Central Park, June 7, 2015 and more
Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, ‘Sings’
Performed: SummerStage Central Park, June 23, 2013 with Femi Kuti
Watch the video of the performance.
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Common & John Legend, ‘Glory’
Performed: Celebrate Brooklyn! June 18, 2015
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: ‘Filament’
Performed: MANY TIMES!
Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Rudresh Mahanthappa), ‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’
Source: The Grammy Awards