MusiCares 2023 Performers: Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile Honor Motown

The preliminary spherical of performers for the MusiCares Individuals of the Yr 2023 profit gala — honoring Motown founder Berry Gordy and the label’s iconic artist Smokey Robinson — have been introduced: Jimmie Allen, Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, Sheryl Crow, 4 Tops, Lalah Hathaway, The Isley Brothers, Samara Pleasure, John Legend, Michael Mcdonald, Pj Morton, Mumford & Sons, Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Trombone Shorty, Valerie Simpson, Molly Tuttle, Rita Wilson, Dionne Warwick, and Sebastián Yatra will all carry out on the occasion, which takes place Friday, Feb. 3 — simply two days earlier than the Grammy Awards — on the Los Angeles Conference Middle.

The occasion features a reception and silent public sale, adopted by a dinner and tribute live performance. Performers can pay tribute to the person musical legacies created by Gordy and Robinson in addition to the music they created collectively throughout their decades-long friendship.

Proceeds from the occasion will present important assist for MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s charitable wing, which through the years has supplied greater than $100 million for music professionals’ well being and human providers throughout a spectrum of wants.

“We’re bringing collectively such a singular lineup of artists not solely to pay tribute to Mr. Gordy, Mr. Robinson and Motown, but additionally to lift consciousness of the crucial well being and social service wants throughout the music neighborhood,” stated MusiCares Govt Director Laura Segura. “The funds raised from Individuals of the Yr will enable MusiCares to proceed to offer important providers all year long to the music neighborhood and proceed to serve those that make the songs and occasions all of us love attainable.”

“I’m so excited to share the at all times fantastic MusiCares occasion with my finest buddy Smokey Robinson and I can’t wait to listen to these fantastic artists have fun the Motown music,” says Berry Gordy, founding father of Motown. “I’m so excited for this 12 months’s MusiCares lineup. These artists are my mates and I not solely love them, however I’m honored that they are going to be performing my music, together with hits from the Motown catalogue,” added Smokey Robinson.

Since 1991, cash raised from this gala goes towards MusiCares packages and providers that help the music neighborhood, together with bodily and psychological well being, habit restoration, preventative clinics, unexpected private emergencies, and catastrophe reduction. The protection of the honorees, company, performers, and employees is our first precedence. The occasion will comply with all obligatory COVID-19 precautions, security tips and necessities set forth by well being officers.

This 12 months’s occasion wouldn’t be attainable with out the beneficiant assist of sponsors, together with AEG, ELS Studio 3D Premium Audio, Meta, United Airways, Wasserman Basis, and product donations from Gray Goose Vodka, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Fiji Water.

“We’re thrilled to see such an unbelievable array of proficient performers coming collectively to honor Smokey and Berry, two legends who’ve helped outline trendy music,” stated Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. “This celebration spotlights MusiCares’ ongoing dedication to serve all music folks and we look ahead to an unforgettable evening.”

Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson be part of an inventory of latest MusiCares honorees together with Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, and Aerosmith.

The occasion will once more be produced by reside occasion broadcast outfit Lewis & Clark, made up of Joe Lewis and R.A. Clark. Fellow Detroit native, Greg Phillinganes, will be part of the particular night as musical director.

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