CHEAP TRICK, GAVIN DEGRAW, JOHNNY DEPP, LUIS FONSI, SAMMY HAGAR, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, AND LEANN RIMES ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS AT 2020 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR TRIBUTE HONORING AEROSMITH

ANNUAL TRIBUTE BENEFITING MUSICARES® AND ITS VITAL SAFETY NET OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR MUSIC PEOPLE TO BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES DURING GRAMMY® WEEK ON FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2020

WHO: GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Sammy Hagar and LeAnn Rimes; current GRAMMY Award nominees Luis Fonsi and Ashley McBryde; past GRAMMY Award nominees Gavin DeGraw and Johnny Depp; and Cheap Trick will join the performance lineup at the 2020 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Aerosmith on Jan. 24. The lineup includes previously announced performers Gary Clark Jr., Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Emily King, John Legend, John Mayer, and Yola. Greg Phillinganes will be the musical director, with additional guest performers to be announced.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young. 

WHAT: Aerosmith is being recognized as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of their considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history. Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charities around the world, including Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — celebrating its 30th anniversary — provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), a charity founded by the Recording Academy® that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception, along with a silent auction sponsored by Delta Air Lines — the official airline of Person of the Year — will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by AEG, a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists, and the award presentation. For ticket information, please contact  personoftheyear@musicares.org.

GRAMMY Week culminates with the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares has distributed more than $66 million dollars to more than 66,000 clients in need. MusiCares offers health and human services and programs to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; and help with treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. MusiCares provides access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
4:00 p.m. - Media Check-In (at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza)
5:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception, and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. - Gala Dinner
9:00 p.m. - Tribute Concert, Award Presentation, and Live Auction

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking: West Hall Lot, off L.A. Live Way; cost: $20 (no valet available)

MEDIA RSVP MANDATORY: Musicares@rogersandcowan.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event.  ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO ID. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be requested by Monday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. PT. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

 

ABOUT MUSICARES
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.

For more information, visit www.musicares.org, "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

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CONTACTS

Eileen Thompson-Ray
Rogers & Cowan, for MusiCares
T. 310.854.8137
eray@rogersandcowan.com

Joe Schneider
Rogers & Cowan, for MusiCares
T. 310.854.8140
jschneider@rogersancowan.com

Kelly Bush-Novak
ID PR, for Aerosmith
kbushnovak@id-pr.com

Allison Elbl
ID PR, for Aerosmith
AElbl@ID-PR.COM

Rhett Usry
ID PR, for Aerosmith
RUsry@ID-PR.COM

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