Bob Dylan To Be Honored As 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year
September 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM (PT)
BOB DYLAN wIll be honored during GRAMMY WEEK as the 2015 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR at the organization's 25th anniversary tribute on FRIDAY night, FEBRUARY 6th..
Among the performers slated to appear are BECK, BLACK KEYS, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, JOHN DOE, NORAH JONES, TOM JONES, LOS LOBOS, JOHN MELLENCAMP, WILLIE NELSON, BONNIE RAITT, EDDIE VEDDER, JACK WHITE and NEIL YOUNG.
The announcement was made today by MUSICARES FOUNDATION/THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW and MUSICARES FOUNJDATION BOARD Chair BILL SILVA.
Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert -- to be held in LOS ANGELES during GRAMMY WEEK two nights prior to the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS -- will provide essential support for MUSICARES, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
In addition to the announced performers, three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and recent EMMY winner DON WAS will be the evening's musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
"In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring BOB DYLAN, whose body of creative work has contributed to AMERICA's culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways," said PORTNOW.
"BOB DYLAN's songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists," added SILVA.
The 2015 MUSICARES 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 and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert by renowned musicians. The tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY WEEK. The celebration culminates with the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS at STAPLES CENTER on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2015. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS TELEVISION NETWORK at 8p ET/PT.