WHO: GRAMMY® winners Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas,Little Big Town, and Zac Brown Band; GRAMMY nominees Brandi Carlile and Miley Cyrus; and current GRAMMY nominees Portugal. The Man will join the performance lineup at the 2018 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26. Previously announced performers include HAIM, Lorde, OneRepublic, Harry Styles, and Keith Urban. GRAMMY winners Fleetwood Mac will close the evening’s performances and President Bill Clinton will present their award. Three-time GRAMMY-winning producerDon Was will be the evening’s musical director. More guest performers will be announced shortly.
Attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares and the Recording Academy™; Michael McDonald, Chair of MusiCares; Alexandra Patsavas, Chair Emeritus of MusiCares; and John Branca, Honorary Chair of MusiCares.
Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, 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: Fleetwood Mac—the first band to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year—will be celebrated for their extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute—now in its 28th year—provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
The 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute will feature a star-studded concert, award presentation, and live auction. It will be followed by the official Person of the Year after-party celebration, and a silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. Delta is the official airline partner of the MusiCares Person of the Year live, silent, and online auctions.
The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week and was last held in New York City in 2003. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
The MusiCares Foundation® 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. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
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.