JACKSON BROWNE, TAJ MAHAL, ALANIS MORISSETTE, AARON NEVILLE,
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SUSAN TEDESCHI, AND DEREK TRUCKS ANNOUNCED AS ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS TO HONOR BOB DYLAN AS 2015 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter To Present Award To Bob Dylan
Beck, The Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Doe, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, and Neil Young
Previously Announced As Performers For Star-Studded Tribute Concert To Benefit
MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance And Addiction Recovery Programs
WHO: Performances by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artists Beck, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Derek Trucks and GRAMMY winner Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jack White, and Neil Young; GRAMMY winners Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mellencamp, Susan Tedeschi, and Eddie Vedder; singer/songwriter Jackson Browne and singer/songwriter John Doe.Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will present the MusiCares Person of the Year award to Bob Dylan.
Attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares® and The Recording Academy®; Bill Silva, MusiCares Foundation® Board Chair; and Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus. In addition, a host of celebrities, along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives, are scheduled to attend. Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and recent Emmy® winner Don Was will be the evening's musical director.
Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Raitt, Paul Simon, Springsteen, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Young.
WHAT: Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his extraordinary creative accomplishments. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 25th year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
GALA: The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, that will offer an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kindcelebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by Lexus, and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored by AXS. During the gala dinner, a live auction will feature an exciting array of items. MusiCares would also like to thank CenterStaging, Delta Air Lines, Diageo, Double Platinum, FrameX, Gibson Guitars, Jackson Limo, Pepsi, and Sweetwater. This MusiCares gala event is completely sold out.
MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
WHY: 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, MusiCaresSafe 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.
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking: West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street; cost: $20 (no valet available)
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
4:30 p.m. Media Check-In (at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza) *Note Check-In Time*
5:30 p.m. Red-Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception, and Silent Auction
8 p.m. Gala Dinner
9 p.m. Concert & Award Presentation
MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than Thursday, Jan. 29. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "MusiCares" on Facebook, follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.