MARY LAMBERT AND ROYCE 5′9 ANNOUNCED AS ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS, AND ROB LOWE ANNOUNCED AS AWARD PRESENTER AT 2019 MUSICARES® CONCERT FOR RECOVERY PRESENTED BY AMAZON MUSIC

BENEFIT HONORING MACKLEMORE TO SUPPORT MUSICARES®' ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAMS WILL FEATURE JOEL MCHALE AS HOST AT THE NOVO AT L.A. LIVE ON MAY 16

WHO: GRAMMY®-nominated artists Mary Lambert and Royce 59 will join the performance lineup at the 2019 MusiCares® Concert For Recovery on May 16. Previously announced performers include Fitz And The Tantrums and Kesha. The concert will honor multi-GRAMMY® winner Macklemore and will be hosted by Joel McHale. The evening will also present a tribute to Mac Miller, and will close with a special performance by Macklemore. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

WHAT: The event, presented by Amazon Music with red carpet sponsorship by the Red Songbird Foundation, will benefit MusiCares, which has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years. Actor Rob Lowe will present Macklemore with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his significant support for MusiCares and his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process. MusiCares ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need, and provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery resources and programs.

Over the last fiscal year, MusiCares provided more than $6.5 million dollars to approximately 8,600 members of the music industry—the largest number of dollars distributed and clients served in a single year in the charity's history. Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, 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 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.

TICKETS: This special tribute concert offers tiered pricing with tickets that include a VIP dinner buffet:

  • Platinum Cabaret Floor Seating for four for $5,000
  • Platinum Individual Cabaret Floor Seats for $1,250
  • Highboy Individual Cabaret Floor Seats for $500
  • VIP Balcony Seating for $100*
    *Does not include buffet

Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at wynnie.wynn@musicares.org or 310.581.8659, or visit the ticket form here. General Admission Balcony Seats priced at $49/$39/$29 per person are available exclusively through AXS via www.axs.com.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30 p.m. - Media Check-In
6:15 p.m. - Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
8 p.m. - Award Presentation and Concert

WHERE: The Novo at L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

MEDIA RSVP MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@recordingacademy.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than Wednesday, May 8. 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 coordinated with Christina Cassidy no later than Monday, May 13. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event. NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

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 preventative, 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.

ABOUT AMAZON MUSIC
Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voice. Amazon Music provides unlimited access to new releases and classic hits across iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa-enabled devices including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members have access to ad-free listening of 2 million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Listeners can also enjoy the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to more than 50 million songs and the latest new releases. Engaging with music has never been more natural, simple, and fun. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app. 

ABOUT THE RED SONGBIRD FOUNDATION
The Red Songbird Foundation began its work in 2009. Ten years later, the foundation has been certified as official, and is celebrating its public launch this year. Founded by Hilary Roberts, sober from drugs and alcohol since May 1997 and a survivor herself, the foundation aims to help survivors of trauma caused by sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, by providing counselling, assisting members to enter treatment, and by integrating members into support groups that specifically address their primary issues. Already having saved dozens of lives, it is their mission to continue their work and raise awareness in efforts to save more lives. For more information on the Red Songbird Foundation, visit redsongbird.org.

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CONTACT

Christina Cassidy
Communications Director
T. 310.581.8670
christina.cassidy@recordingacademy.com

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