The sixth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will celebrate women in recovery and salute former first lady Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 7.
The evening will pay tribute to Ford, a woman who inspired so many through her courage and strength by publicly revealing her personal struggles with addiction, and her incredible work in establishing the Betty Ford Center. Susan Ford Bales will accept the MusiCares MAP Fund award on behalf of her mother. The evening will be hosted by Sarge, comic/concert pianist/ singer, and will feature special performances by Jebin Bruni, Charlotte Caffey, Exene, Ace Frehley, Beth Hart, Paul Ill, Lemmy Kilmister, Josh Klinghoffer, Wayne Kramer, Annabella Lwin, Corey Parks, John Perry, Linda Perry, Leah Randi, Allison Robertson, Patty Schemel, Kellii Scott, Slash, Matt Sorum, Peter Thorn, and Kathy Valentine. Samantha Ronson will perform live during dinner in honor of DJ AM, who DJed for the event last year.
This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $150. Contact Wynnie Wynn at 310.392.3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information. General admission balcony tickets are available for $35 each through Ticketmaster. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources. Over the past four years, the MusiCares MAP Fund has provided more than $3.1 million for addiction recovery treatment and sober living care for close to 1,000 clients. In addition, the MusiCares MAP Fund offers free aftercare group weekly meetings across the country.