It's no secret that addiction and substance abuse have plagued the music industry for decades. Through the MusiCares MAP Fund, The Recording Academy is able to provide members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. But none of this would be possible without support from music fans and the music community. In our latest installment of Ask The GRAMMYs, we detail our upcoming rocking benefit for the MusiCares MAP Fund, and how you can get involved.
I was shopping for concert tickets online and saw tickets for the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert with Ozzy and Slash, and more performers. It looks pretty cool, but I've never heard of it. Is it connected to the GRAMMYs? What's it all about?
Hi, Nathan. We're impressed with your rock awareness, and what you see is correct. On May 12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, MusiCares (a health and human services organization established by The Recording Academy more than 20 years ago) will host the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.
Ozzy Osbourne will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by GRAMMY winner Joe Walsh for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and for his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The evening will also honor owner and CEO of the Village studios Jeff Greenberg with MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. Greenberg will receive his award from comedian and "The Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson. Featured performers will include GRAMMY winners Metallica, Keb' Mo' and Osbourne with special guest Slash, among others.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
Last we heard, general admission tickets have sold out. But don't worry, GRAMMY.com will be onsite to provide you with up-to-the-minute updates via our official MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert live-blog. Keep checking GRAMMY.com for more information.
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