In a press release issued Tuesday it was announced that Barry Manilow is donating a Yamaha piano to launch a musical instrument drive to benefit Gwinnett County Public Schools. Manilow is using his donation to kick off a campaign where anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Gwinnett Center will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s upcoming concert at the Gwinnett Center.
“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed several years ago as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.
The Gwinnett Center will be the base for the instrument drive in Duluth, from now through April 27th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. If there is an event on Saturday or Sunday the box office opens at 12:00 PM.
Manilow will perform on April 27th at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth following a critically acclaimed run on Broadway where fans can expect to be entertained by a show that the New Yorker magazine has said is "undeniably exciting and fun" and where Entertainment Weekly suggests that "You can't help but dance in the aisles!"
With standards like “Mandy” or "I Write the Songs" and "Copacabana (At The Copa)" it is certain to be an evening that entertains and enthralls the audience. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with a staggering 50 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.
Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Gwinnett Center box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.