Superstar Lineup To Honor Lionel Richie As MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'
October 27, 2015 at 11:52 AM (PT)
ZAC BROWN, LENNY KRAVITZ, JOHN LEGEND, DEMI LOVATO, THE ROOTS, USHER and STEVIE WONDER will join previously announced performers LUKE BRYAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM and PHARRELL WILLIAMS to honor LIONEL RICHIE as 2016 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at the L.A. CONVENTION CENTER before MONDAY night's 58TH annual GRAMMY AWARDS telecast on CBS.
Among those on hand will be RECORDING ACADEMY/MUSICARES Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW, MUSICARES FOUNDATION Chair BILL SILVA and MUSICARES Chair Emeritus SCOTT PASCUCCI. RICKEY MINOR, current music director for "American Idol" and past two-time music director for the GRAMMY AWARDS, will be the evening's musical director.
Proceeds from the annual PERSON OF THE YEAR tribute -- now in its 26th year -- provide essential support for MUSICARES, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
The gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction that will offer a selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction will be followed by a gala dinner and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored in part by STAPLES CENTER.