Pete Townshend, singer/songwriter for GRAMMY®-winning band The Who, and Bill Curbishley, The Who's longtime manager, and music and film producer, will be honored at Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28. Multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Bruce Springsteen will present Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund® and its addiction recovery programs. Curbishley will be presented with the MusiCares® From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization by Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. The 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is presented by RBC Capital Markets with additional support provided by the DJ AM Memorial Fund.
Performers: Singer/songwriters Billy Idol and Joan Jett; and Foreigner's guitarist Mick Jones, as well as other artists to be announced. There will also be a performance by The Who band featuring John Corey on grand piano, Loren Gold on keys, Pino Palladino on bass, Frank Simes on keyboard, Zak Starkey on drums, and Pete Townshend and Simon Townshend on guitars.
The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
TICKETS: Mezzanine tickets are available for $65 per person at www.axs.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of RBC and is consistently ranked among the top global investment banks. With over 7,100 employees, RBC Capital Markets works with clients through operations in Asia, Australia, the UK, Europe, and in every major North American city, and provides capital markets products and services from 75 offices in 15 countries. RBC Capital Markets has major hubs in Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.rbccm.com.
The life and times of the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein make an all too brief story of triumph, tragedy and inspiration. His amazing style and innovation were a bridge between the DJ world that preceded him, and the electronic dance music revolution that has transformed the music industry, as we know it today. Thanks to the vision and generosity of his mother, Andrea Gross, and his family and colleagues, through the memorial fund created in his name, MusiCares will receive support to provide addiction recovery services to our clients. This crucial financial support provides a means to recognize both DJ AM's profound contribution to the music industry, and his commitment to sobriety and helping others free themselves of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse. It will provide much-needed resources to help music people receive treatment for their addictions. MusiCares will name the opening DJ set in his honor. It is a fitting tribute given DJ AM was the first celebrity DJ to play at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in 2009. As a means to further his legacy, a documentary about his life, “As I AM: The Life & Times Of DJ AM,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015. Funds from the DJ AM Memorial Fund have benefited MusiCares since 2011, and a portion of the net proceeds from the film will continue this partnership.
Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway at W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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