(CelebrityAccess) — Brandi Carlile, Ellie Goulding, Kevin Bacon, and Jack Black are among the artists and entertainers who are offering unique fan experiences to be auctioned off as part of the “Auction to Make Music Matter.”
The three-week online auction, staged by The Grammy Music Education Coalition, a group of 60 non-profit music education organizations, will benefit the expansion of music education, particularly for students attending majority low-income schools.
“This inaugural Grammy Music Education Coalition Auction to Make Music Matter will have a direct impact on public school students,” says GMEC Executive Director Lee Whitmore. “I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from The Recording Academy, its members, the generous auction donors, our Coalition affiliates and most importantly Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, the auction underwriter. Anyone who bids on an auction item is giving to public school music programs for underserved young people. Together we will make a real difference.”
So far, more than 100 ‘experiences’ have been donated for the auction from a list of artists and industry figures that include Thomas Rhett Akins, Lang Lang, Fonseca, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Louis Bell, Pitbull, Ringo Star, Debbie Harry, Kelsea Ballerini, Audra McDonald, Steven Van Zandt.
The list includes:
• A VIP tour of Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium with Brandi Carlile
• Attending tapings of The Voice UK with Meghan Trainor and Shark Tank with Daymond John
• A one-on-one music lesson with Jack Black
• VIP tickets to Lady Gaga and Criss Angel’s Vegas shows
• Concert Experiences with meet and greets with Fitz and The Tantrums, Kristin Chenoweth, Ellie Goulding, and Thomas Rhett
The “Auction to Make Music Matter” will launch on November 13 with a kick-off event in New York City sponsored by Morgan Stanley. Special guests lined up for the event include Grammy-nominated music producer Louis Bell (Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello) and famed New York Knicks player Walt “Clyde” Frazier.
Grammy Music Education Coalition has chosen to partner with online charity auction site Charitybuzz for the event. For more information, or to bid, check them out at: Grammymusiced.org/auction