Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Alanis Morissette, Taj Mahal, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Derek Trucks have been announced as additional performers to honor Bob Dylan as 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.
They join previously announced performers by multi-GRAMMY-winning artists Beck, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Jack White, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mellencamp, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder 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.
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.
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-kind celebrity 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, February 8th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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.
The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year is February 6th
Author: Buddy Iahn
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