Bruce Springsteen’s MusiCares tribute to feature star-studded show with Sting, Elton John, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons and more

By Daniel S Levine,

Bruce Springsteen’s MusiCares tribute during Grammy week in Los Angeles will feature countless iconic artists and newer acts who will recognize The Boss’ work as a philanthropist.

The Record Academy said today that the list of performers includes Neil Young, Elton John, Faith Hill, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Emmylou Harris. Other artists performing include Jim James, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting and Eddie Vedder. Rob Mathes is the show’s musical director.

According to Billboard, the sold-out gala will be hosted by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who has never been shy about his admiration for his fellow New Jersey native. It takes place on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

This is the event’s 23rd year and it pays tribute to an honoree’s charity work. Proceeds of the event go to MusiCares, which supports those in the music industry who are need financial, personal and medical assistance.

Prior to the concert, there will be silent auctions and an AEG-sponsored gala dinner.

Last year’s MusiCares Person of the Year was Paul McCartney. Past honorees include John, Young, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Sting, Paul Simon and Barbra Streisand.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Staples Center. It will air live on CBS.



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