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. The event will take place on Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 PM at the Sabian Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Mike Einziger, LeAnn Rimes, Ann Marie Simpson, Guy Sebastian and George Thorogood and The Destroyers will join previously announce performers Grammy® winners Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris; current Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran; and singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, 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" 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.