Motown 60: A Grammy® Celebration

Feb. 1, 2019

CBS ANNOUNCES “MOTOWN 60: A GRAMMY® CELEBRATION,” A NEW SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, APRIL 21

An All-Star Lineup of Performers Will Be Announced Next Week

as GRAMMY Week Kicks Off

The Special Will Be Taped Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Microsoft Theater

in Los Angeles

Just two days after THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®, CBS, the Recording Academy™ and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will celebrate historic American record label Motown Records by presenting MOTOWN 60: A GRAMMY® CELEBRATION. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The live concert will be filmed Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 PM, PT at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Presale concert tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at 10:00 AM, PT (use code MOTOWN60), and general tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:00 AM, PT and are available for purchase at AXS.com.

Paying tribute to the iconic sound that changed America, an all-star lineup of artists participating in the celebration will be announced at the beginning of GRAMMY week, which begins Feb. 4.

MOTOWN 60: A GRAMMY® CELEBRATION is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich is executive producer, Ron Basile and Chantel Sausedo are producers, and David Wild is the writer/producer.

About the Recording Academy

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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CBS Press Contacts:

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

818-655-1587

tiffany.smith@cbs.com

Kate Fisher

212-975-3818

khfisher@cbs.com

CBS Photo Contacts:

Gaye Ann Bruno

818-655-1542

gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Kathleen Holloway

212-975-8533

kholloway@cbs.com

Recording Academy Contact:

Lourdes Lopez Patton

310-392-3777

lourdes.lopez@recordingacademy.com