While the Grammy Awards get ready to return to NYC in January 2018, this summer the Recording Academy will honor the recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award with a special tribute show at the Beacon Theater. This year's honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone and the Velvet Underground. Scheduled to perform as part of this all-star tribute are Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman and Dwight Yoakam. Legendary local bandleader and songwriter Paul Shaffer will serve as musical director for the night.
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