The GRAMMY Foundation® will host “A Song Is Born,” the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project), featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY® winners Steve Cropper, Kris Kristofferson, Barry Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Mike Reid, Jimmy Webb, Cynthia Weil, Joy Willams, Paul Williams, and Dan Wilson; current GRAMMY nominee Gavin DeGraw; and GRAMMY-nominated songwriters Skylar Grey, John Rzeznik, Allen Shamblin, and J.D. Souther, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.
“A Song Is Born,” the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert — presented by Seagate — will explore the history and evolution of songwriting and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of key players behind the music and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week concert promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. Admission tickets are $45 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/gf/asongisborn.