The GRAMMY Foundation will host "Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music's Evolution And Influencers" - the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project - featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY winners Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, and LeAnn Rimes; current GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran; Mike Einziger of Incubus, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, violinist Ann Marie Simpson, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.
"Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music's Evolution And Influencers" - this year's GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project - will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $35 per person and premium seating is $45. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/sabantheatre/PlayItForward, or contact 855.235.2867. "Play It Forward" is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music and Jackson Limousine.
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
5:15 p.m. Media Check-in (Note: Please arrive promptly. Media using mult-box will
be able to plug in decks prior to carpet opening.)
6:15-7:15 p.m. Red-Carpet Arrivals
7:30-9 p.m. Guest Speakers and Performances
9 p.m. Reception