The Grammy Foundation will host One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience — the 14th Annual Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives.
Television personality and entrepreneur Sharon Osbourne and Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai will be the evening’s co-hosts, and rock icon and philanthropist Bret Michaels will perform as the closing act.
Additional performers include Grammy winners Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne, and Mavis Staples; current Grammy nominees Dave Koz and Ledisi; and the Colburn Orchestra, A Fine Frenzy, winner of the Queen Extravaganza contest Marc Martel, finalist on season one of NBC’s “The Voice” Beverly McClellan, and Tyrese. 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.
“One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience” — this year’s Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project — will explore the history and evolution of live concert performances and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of those events, the key players behind them, and their influence 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.
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