On Friday, May 20, MusiCares® MAP Fund will hold a benefit concert in memory of Rick Van Santen and honoring Dave Navarro and Goldenvoice at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood, Calif. Tom Arnold will be the master of ceremonies with special performances by Navarro, The Panic Channel, Jerry Cantrell, Chris Wyse and Stephen Perkins. AEG, AEG/Live and Goldenvoice will play a significant role in the event by overseeing the production elements of the concert and underwriting the cost of the evening's Tribute Journal. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
In support of this event, Fuse, a nationwide all-music, viewer-influenced television network, created a unique on-line eBay auction to benefit MusiCares. Graphic artists Leia Bell, Michael Buchmiller, James Rheem Davis, Lindsey Kuhn and Printmafia, (who specialize in gig posters, album covers and CD artwork) will customize posters featuring Fuse’s infamous logo, "Hairy Man," for the auction. Several of these unique pieces of art will be unveiled at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert before being auctioned off on eBay (www.ebay.com/fusetv) May 23 through June 2.
"This is going to be an extraordinary and unique evening as we pay tribute to our honorees for their tireless commitment and support to help musicians in need," said MusiCares and Recording Academy® president Neil Portnow. "We're proud to continue the tradition of the annual MAP Dinner by holding this inaugural concert to raise awareness and financial support for this important cause."
Navarro will be honored as the recipient of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with their addiction and recovery process. In memory of Rick Van Santen, Goldenvoice will be the first recipient of the MusiCares Heart Award for its unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.
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