The rockers of Aerosmith will be honored at the MusiCares’ Person of the Year benefit concert in 2020, featuring performances from acts like Alice Cooper and Foo Fighters.
The show, set to take place on January 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall, is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY week. It will feature R&B artists H.E.R., Emily King, and Gary Clark Jr., pop singer-songwriter John Mayer and John Legend, Americana’s Yola, and the pop-driven boyband Jonas Brothers.
Aerosmith were named the Person of the Year for their history of both music excellence and philanthropy. In a press release, the organization referred to Aerosmith’s non-profit Janie’s Fund – name after the band’s hit “Janie’s Got a Gun” – which supports girls who have been physically or sexually abused. During the show, a silent auction will take place, offering an “exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia.” Proceeds will benefit MusiCares, which offers financial aid and medical assistance to people within the music industry, including living assistance, substance abuse counseling, and educational workshops.
The band joins previous MusiCares Person of the Year winners Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sting, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John. Since its formation 30 years ago, MusiCares has donated more than $66 million to those in need.
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