57th GRAMMY Telecast Viewing Party Recap

Jacklyn Krol

  • Laurence Gartel © 2014 The Recording Academy. All rights reserved
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    Miss Alex White - guitarist and singer for White Mystery, Chicago Chapter Board Member, and event host!
  • Photos: Barry Brecheisen/WireImage
    Chicago band Zaramela jamming for attendees before the awards show!
  • Photos: Barry Brecheisen/WireImage
    Miss Alex White welcoming guests as doors open to the party!

The Windy City celebrated Music’s Biggest Night with a bang! The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter’s 57th GRAMMY Telecast Viewing Party at Lincoln Hall was a success celebrating Midwest winners including: Aaron Sheehan, Babyface, Craig Hella Johnson, Dianne Reeves, Gordon Goodwin, Jack White, Jessie Mueller, John Legend, Lalah Hathaway, Noel Fisher, Paul O’Dette, Robert Spano, and Smokie Norful! Lincoln Hall was decked out in black and white with pops of neon lighting to create a chic, groovy atmosphere reflecting this year's GRAMMY artwork by Laurence Gartel. Even though it was snowy outside, guests stayed warm at the party thanks complementary beverages from Goose Island Brewery, Gnarly Head Wines, and a specialty cocktail from Deep Eddy Vodka.

The evening included a red carpet photo opp, complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, an opening performance by local band Zaramela, and live viewing of the 57th GRAMMY Awards. Guests also indulged their sweet tooth with Black Dog Gelato’s delicious desserts including their unique flavors - Nutella and Pretzel, Strawberry Balsamic, and Goat Cheese Cashew Carmel. 

During commercial breaks, Host Miss Alex White of White Mystery pulled winners for the drawing prizes, which included headphones & earphones from Shure, 57th GRAMMY swag, and Deep Eddy Vodka branded bar essentials for a few lucky attendees. The host kept the event exciting as the awards were given out! Alex White closed out the event with one last thank you to the wonderful guests that were able to celebrate Music's Biggest Night with The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter!

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