LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert on Friday, February 6th during Grammy Week.
Proceeds from the benefit will go to support MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Performers at the tribute concert include Grammy winners Beck; the Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter John Doe, with additional performer announcements pending.
"In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America's culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation.
"Bob Dylan's songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists," said Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. – Staff Writers