CHESTER BENNINGTON, GARY TOVAR AND STEVEN TYLER ADDED TO SEVENTH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUNDSM BENEFIT CONCERT TO HONOR DEPECHE MODE'S DAVE GAHAN AND VANS WARPED TOUR FOUNDER KEVIN LYMAN

Posted on 04-01-11

CHESTER BENNINGTON, GARY TOVAR AND STEVEN TYLER ADDED TO SEVENTH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUNDSM BENEFIT CONCERT TO HONOR DEPECHE MODE'S DAVE GAHAN AND VANS WARPED TOUR FOUNDER KEVIN LYMAN

 


WHO:

Honorees: Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. Steven Tyler (www.twitter.com/IamStevenT; www.steventyler.com) will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to Gahan for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP FundSM , and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Concert promoter Gary Tovar will present Lyman will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.

Host: Comedian Greg Behrendt

Performers: Chester Bennington, Curt Bisquera, Dave Gahan, Jane's Addiction, Vincent Jones, Martyn LeNoble, David Levita, Jason Orme, Ozomatli, and Paramore. Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge will DJ during dinner.

Attendees: President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and MusiCares Foundation® Neil Portnow and MusiCares® Board Chair Emeritus John Branca.


WHAT:

The 7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert — a dinner and concert to benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; 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 healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support 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.

TICKETS:
This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and General Admission Floor – Standing Room Only (limited availability) for $500; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. VIP Balcony Seats for $250 per person and General Admission Balcony Seats for $125 per person are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, Swing House, and Ticketmaster.

WHERE:
Club Nokia
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
*Parking available in Olympic East Garage for $25

WHEN:
Friday, May 6, 2011
5:30 p.m.    Media Check-in
6:15 p.m.    Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m.         Buffet Dinner
8 p.m.         Awards Presentation & Concert
 

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com or 310.581.8670 (email preferred)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 5 p.m. PST on Tuesday, May 3. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Christina Cassidy no later than May 3. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

 

NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

 
MusiCares recently announced the launch of an innovative fundraising campaign aimed at the public to create the world's largest photo mosaic comprised of one million photo tiles. "Be A Part Of The Heart" encourages fans, recording artists, and corporate and media partners to come together to raise awareness and generate resources to help MusiCares continue to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.Participants can visit www.beapartoftheheart.com and make a contribution of $1 to receive an online tile, where they can upload a photo and include their stories and links to websites and social media platforms. There is no limit to the donation amount and the tiles that go with it. Tiles can be created in honor of loved ones, to commemorate important milestones or holidays, and to engage other members of the public. There also is a place to include text about key musical influences. In addition, the initiative offers a chance to win two tickets to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.The "Be A Part Of The Heart" program will continue throughout 2011 with a special unveiling event and concert to be announced in December.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music
people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org.
 
* NO DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. A DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), 13 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes commences at 8:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on 2/14/11 and ends at 8:59:00 p.m. PT on 12/1/11. To enter with or without making a donation, and to view official rules (which govern this Sweepstakes), visit beapartoftheheart.com. Sponsor: MusiCares Foundation, Inc.
 
Christina Cassidy/The MusiCares Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com
Jaime Sarachit/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777/jaime.sarachit@grammy.com