MusiCares Person of the Year: Bruce Springsteen

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TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY WINNER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE HONORED AS 2013 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

Red Carpet
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Cocktail Reception
And  Exclusive Silent
Auction Sponsored By

Gala Dinner
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Tribute Concert and Award
Presentation Sponsored By

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The sold-out MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Bruce Springsteen will take place Feb. 8, two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The event will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Check-in will open at 5:30 p.m. as well as a cocktail reception and silent auction. To preview some of the auction items, click here. Dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 9 p.m. You will need your tickets in advance of check-in. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on ticket pick-up.

Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown, Jackson Browne, Ken Casey, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young will perform at the tribute concert in honor of Springsteen. Additional performers will be announced shortly so please check back for updates.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares; Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Foundation Board Chair; and Paul Caine, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus. In addition, a host of celebrities, along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives, are scheduled to attend. Rob Mathes will be the evening's musical director.

The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, which will celebrate Springsteen's exceptional artistic achievements and philanthropic work, will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, sponsored by 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 AEG, and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored by Acura/ELS Studio. Acura RLX is the MusiCares "Vehicle of the Year."

During the gala dinner, a live auction will feature an exciting array of items, including a customized Acura RLX. This year's red-carpet press arrivals area will be sponsored by Galactica Park. MusiCares would also like to thank CenterStaging, Delta Air Lines, Double Platinum, Gibson, Global Art, Heineken USA, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Jackson Limo, Pepsi, Sweetwater, and Trattore Estate Wines.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees are Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

GRAMMY Week culminates with Music's Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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MusiCares would like to thank the following table sponsors:

  • ACM Lifting Lives
  • American Solar Direct
  • Apogee Electronics
  • ARAMARK/Los Angeles Convention Center
  • ASCAP
  • John Bendheim & Family
  • Betty Bennett & Bob Clearmountain
  • Tony & Danny Bennett
  • Berklee College of Music
  • BET
  • Billboard
  • BMI
  • Bohemian Foundation
  • Devon & Pete Briger
  • Cadence Law, P.C.
  • CBS
  • Chapman, Bird & Tessler, Inc.
  • Chop Shop Music
  • Citrin Cooperman
  • City National Bank
  • Clear Channel
  • Dianna Cohen & Jackson Browne
  • Concord Music Group
  • David Cooper, M.D.
  • Day O Lite
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Cumberland Heights
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Electronic Arts
  • Dave Feldman & Candice Hanson of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman et al, LLP
  • Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman
  • Gibson Foundation
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Grubman Indursky Shire & Meiselas, P.C.
  • Haber Corporation
  • Olivia Harrison
  • Hugh M. Hefner
  • Meg & Skip Herman
  • HFA
  • Hillshire Brands Company
  • IBM
  • ICM Partners
  • Innovative Solutions Insurance Services
  • iTunes
  • JFE
  • Lia & Seth Kaplan
  • Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Carol & Larry Levy Family
  • Janell & Randall Lewis
  • Live Nation
  • The Lodge
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
  • Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow
  • Microsoft
  • Cree and Donald Miller
  • Morris Artists Management
  • Music Choice
  • Music For Awareness
  • Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light LLP
  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • NBC Universal
  • NMPA
  • Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Red Light Management
  • Red Stripe Plane Music
  • Reservoir
  • Anita & Joe Robertson
  • Rogers & Cowan
  • Patti & Rusty Rueff & Friends
  • Leon and David Serchuk
  • SESAC
  • Shore Fire Media
  • Bill Silva Entertainment/Jason Mraz
  • SONY/ATV Music Publishing
  • SONY Music Entertainment
  • SONY Pictures Entertainment
  • SoundExchange
  • Spotify
  • Summit Malibu Treatment Center
  • Clare & Christopher Tayback
  • Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch
  • Time, Inc.
  • TPG Growth
  • Trailer Park
  • Universal Music Group
  • Vanacore Music
  • Vector Management
  • Viacom
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Music Group
  • Lynn & John White
  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP

MusiCares would like to thank the following auction donors:

  • Amrita Singh Jewelry
  • Be! Products
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Casa de Campo Estates
  • Danny Clinch Photography
  • DNA EGF Renewal
  • DoshaCare.com
  • Duff's Cakemix
  • Exhale Spa
  • Frank Stefanko Photography
  • Hello Tourism Travel Agency Inc.
  • Imanta Resorts
  • Loree Rodkin
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Macadamia Hair Oil
  • Matrix
  • Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
  • Mr. Musichead Gallery
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • Oscar And Anna
  • Palacio Belmonte
  • Pet Head
  • Philosophy
  • Point de Vue Salon
  • Redken 5th Avenue
  • Sama Eyewear
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Zhenya Gershman
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