Grammy Salute to Music Legends To Air On PBS 'Great Performances' Series, October 14th
August 30, 2016 at 11:55 AM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY will air "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" -- an all-star concert honoring its 2016 SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS recipients -- in collaboration with PBS' "Great Performances" series on OCTOBER 14th from 9–11:30p (ET/PT).
Taped at DOLBY THEATRE in LOS ANGELES, the special features tribute performances and never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the recipients' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage. The lineup features performances by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE's JORMA KAUKONEN and JACK CASADY, PATTI AUSTIN, RY COODER, LILA DOWNS, EARTH WIND & FIRE, DAVID FOSTER, ANDY GARCIA and THE CINESON ALL STARS, HERBIE HANCOCK , HENRY GRAY, J'NAIL BRIDGES, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, LUCRECIA, SHELBY LYNNE, MAGNOLIA SISTERS, MARTINA McBRIDE, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, ANTHONY PARCE and JD SOUTHER. Presenters include DAVID CROSBY, JIMMY JAM, LL COOL J, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS and DON WAS.
This year's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS honorees are JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, RUTH BROWN, CELIA CRUZ, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, HERBIE HANCOCK, LINDA RONSTADT and RUN DMC. JOHN CAGE, FRED FOSTER and CHRIS STRACHWITZ are TRUSTEES AWARD honorees, and EMT and DR. HARVEY FLETCHER are TECHNICAL GRAMMY AWARD recipients. Also being honored is PHILLIP RIGGS, this year's recipient of the MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD.