RSVP to the Local Grammy Academy Chapter’s Grammy Viewing Party at Jax Brewery

The 56th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 26, and the organization’s local chapter is inviting members interested in watching the show to viewing party of the broadcast at Jax Brewery’s Bistro Bar. The party will take place at 6:00 p.m., and attendees will be treated to complimentary hors d’oeuvres and receive an official Grammy program book. Admission is free for chapter members and one guest; however seating is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective attendees should contact Reid Wick at or (310) 998.2644 by Friday, January 24 to RSVP for the event. Jax Brewery’s Bistro Bar is located at 640 Decatur Street (map) on the building’s second floor.

Allen Toussaint, Grammy, photo, Kim Welsh

Allen Toussaint is nominated for two Grammy awards this year. (Photo: Kim Welsh)

Louisiana artists are nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Dance Album: A Color Map of the Sun by Pretty Lights (features numerous New Orleans artists)
  • Best R&B Song: “Only One” by PJ Morton (featuring Stevie Wonder)
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes
  • Best Country Album: Two Lanes of Freedom by Tim McGraw
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Don’t Run” by Terence Blanchard
  • Best Gospel Album: Best Days Yet by Bishop Paul S. Morton
  • Best American Roots Song: “Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed” by Allen Toussaint
  • Best Americana Album: Songbook by Allen Toussaint
  • Best Blues Album: Down in Louisiana by Bobby Rush
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album: The Life & Times of… The Hot 8 Brass Band by the Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album: Le Fou by Zachary Richard
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album: Dockside Sessions by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: The Moorings by Andrew Duhon (engineered by Trina Shoemaker and masterd by Eric Conn)