If you decide to skip watching the 2022 Grammy awards, here are some alternatives

Carol Durant

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The Grammys are scheduled on Sunday April 3 at 8:00pm on the East Coast. Do you care? Although you may think a slap might be around the corner at this award show; I'm sure security will actually exist and be active. Plus I don't really think that is a good reason to watch the show. If you want to lay eyes and get familiar with some of the musicians that your children listen to, then watch the show with them. All of your questions will annoy them which might make that a fun time for you. Otherwise, listed below are some fun alternatives for you to accomplish with your friends and family members.

Bake a cake in the shape of a musical instrument. Make it a challenge with family or friends. It will be a project, so take pictures of your tasty creations, make categories and vote for the winners.

Make cupcakes and decorate them with musical notes.

Learn a musical instrument. Borrow or buy an instrument, hop onto YouTube and go for it! Video yourself learning how to play, post it on social media

Sing some songs and video yourself and post it on social media

Introduce your family to music from your childhood or teen years Use that old record player and vinyl that is full of dust in your attic

Have a dance party

Listen to a genre of music that you don't really know (ex. Country, Jazz, Reggae)

Go for a ride in the car and sing with your playlist

Watch a musical or documentary on a musician


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