The 12th Annual Gala Tribute to benefit MusiCares' Financial Assistance Program will be held February 25 in Los Angeles, where Billy Joel will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Garth Brooks, Richard Joo, Diana Krall, Rob Thomas, and numerous other artists and celebrities to be announced will be on hand to help the festivities along.
Joel was selected as a result of his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian. The Person Of The Year dinner features a star-studded concert of tribute performances by many of today's biggest music stars. Among the highlights of the gala event is a prestigious silent auction featuring collectibles such as music and sports memorabilia, artwork and luxury items. Proceeds provide essential support for MusiCares' Financial Assistance Program, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need.