The 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor The Who’s GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Pete Townshend, and The Who's longtime manager, music and film producer Bill Curbishley at the Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28.
Townshend will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. He is being recognized for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Curbishley will be the recipient of MusiCares’ From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds from the benefit, which is 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 regardless of their financial situation.
“This year, the MAP Fund is traveling to New York City to broaden the visibility of MusiCares’ services on the East Coast,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. “Throughout the year, MusiCares offers comprehensive addiction recovery programs to people in need, and the opportunity to showcase the annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in that great music city should underscore that our resources are available to members of the music community nationwide. It is a genuine privilege to honor Pete and Bill in our 11th anniversary year for their longtime dedication to our mission.”
All proceeds from the MusiCares MAP Fund event will help provide members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.