WHO: Honoree: The MusiCares Foundation®, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy™ with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, will honor multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Adam Clayton of U2 at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert at the PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

Performers: Performers include artists Michael Franti, Jack Garratt, and The Lumineers, and GRAMMY winner Macy Gray. GRAMMY winner Hal Willner will be the evening’s musical director. Clayton will give a closing performance. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Host: Actress Cat Deeley will host the event.

Attendees: MusiCares® Chair Alexandra Patsavas, and President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow will be in attendance.

WHAT: The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services 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; 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 health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows 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.

TICKETS: VIP Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $15,000; Individual VIP Floor Seats for $1,500 per person; and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

WHERE: PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2017
5:30 p.m. Media Check-In
6:15 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m. Buffet Dinner
8 p.m. Award 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 Tuesday, June 20 at 5 p.m. PT. 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 Tuesday, June 20 at 5 p.m. PT. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event. NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

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. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

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