Bruce Springsteen is to be honoured as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year, at a special event celebrating his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. Elton will be one of the artists performing in a special tribute concert to The Boss.
The event takes place on Friday, February 8, 2013, at Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
Jon Stewart will host the gala, and artists performing include Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.
MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. This event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a gala dinner and star-studded tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Please be aware that this MusiCares gala event is completely sold out.
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
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.
Kate Capshaw, Elton, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa
at The 66th Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1994.
Photo: Kevin Mazur