Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton to perform at 12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund

Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton, El DeBarge, and Kem, and multiple GRAMMY winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Cee Lo Green are all set to perform at the 12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund event on Thursday, May 19th at The Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles.

Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter, will be honored at the event. Robinson will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. Robinson will give a closing performance with his touring band.

Actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer will host the event. 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.

Living Room Floor Sets that seat ten for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, Cabaret-Style Floor Seating with tables of four for $1,000, and Individual Cabaret Floor Seats for $250. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or VIP Balcony Seats for $95 per person and General Admission Balcony Seats for $40 per person are available exclusively through AXS via

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 offers Safe Harbor Room support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation and RBC Capital Markets, to provide a 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.

12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund is May 19th in Los Angeles

Author: Buddy Iahn

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