Watch MusiCares Person of the Year red carpet action
MusiCares is offering music's biggest fans and patrons the first-ever opportunity to join the red carpet experience at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Tom Petty, one of the biggest charity events benefitting music people in need. Today, from 6–7 p.m. PT, award-winning host Natalie Rotman will anchor MusiCares Person Of The Year: Live From The Red Carpet via Facebook.com/MusiCares. The Facebook Live stream will give viewers exclusive access to special red carpet moments, artist interviews and personal testimonials from people directly touched by MusiCares.
Tune In At 6 p.m. For MusiCares Person Of The Year: Live From The Red Carpet
Last year, MusiCares delivered more than $4.7 million to music people struggling with financial and health crises. This year, tune in to watch and take action to support this life-changing four-star charity by donating to MusiCares directly on Facebook — without ever leaving the live stream experience.
The Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Petty will feature performances by GRAMMY-winning artists Gary Clark Jr., Jakob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Jeff Lynne, Taj Mahal, Randy Newman, Stevie Nicks, George Strait, and Lucinda Williams; GRAMMY nominees Jackson Browne, Chris Hillman And Herb Pedersen, Elle King, the Lumineers, and Regina Spektor; and artists the Bangles, Dhani Harrison, the Head And The Heart, and the Shelters.
The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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MusiCares Lent A Helping Hand To Artists Affected By Hurricane Harvey
All told, it's been estimated that Hurricane Harvey may have inflicted as much as $180 billion in damages on Houston and the surrounding areas of Texas, in addition to displacing more than 1 million people and damaging or destroying more than 200,000 homes.
For every life turned upside down, the road back to normalcy will present a different challenge. Thanks to donations from music people and allies in the music community from around the world, MusiCares was able to help ease those first steps for music people affected by the disaster by providing coverage of basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
Here's what one recent client had to say about the support they received in their time of need:
"I wanted to take this time to send you all a heartfelt thank you for awarding me the financial assistance to help with repairing my house post Harvey. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude for the generosity your organization has shown towards me. I was able to cash the check today and put it to good use. It will take a while to rebuild everything that was lost, but I am thankful for people like yourselves who work tirelessly to make this transition process a less stressful experience. Thank again for the assistance! Your compassion and care do not go unnoticed."
Performers Announced: Fleetwood Mac MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute
GRAMMY winners John Legend, Lorde and Keith Urban are among the first group of performers announced for the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26 in New York.
Past GRAMMY nominees Haim and OneRepublic and singer/songwriter Harry Styles will also join the performance lineup. GRAMMY winners Fleetwood Mac — Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — will close the evening's performances.
More guest performers will be announced shortly.
Fleetwood Mac — the first band to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year — will be celebrated for their extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work.
The 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute will feature a star-studded concert, award presentation and live auction. It will be followed by the official Person of the Year after-party celebration, and a silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests.
For more information on purchasing VIP ticket packages to the event, or placing ads/messages in the tribute journal, please contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares at 310.581.8727. Individual tickets for mezzanine seats are on-sale to the general public via Ticketmaster.
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 28th year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.