Chester Bennington With Special Guests, Tony Alva And His Band Chicken Noodle Project, Early Morning Rebel, Ida Maria Band, And Slash To Perform At Ninth Annual MusiCares Map Fund® Benefit Concert Honoring Bennington And Alva Anthony Kiedis And Mike Shinoda To Present Awards At Live Benefit Concert On May 30, Bobby Lee To Host, Mix Master Mike To DJ And Andy Dick To Make Special Appearance

Benefit Concert To Raise Funds For MusiCares' Addiction Recovery Services

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:

Honorees: Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of two-time GRAMMY®-winning band Linkin Park, and Tony Alva, legendary skateboarder, surfer, musician and original member of the skateboarding team Dogtown Z-Boys at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 30. Bennington will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist and producer of Linkin Park, for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund®, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Alva will be presented with the MusiCares® From the Heart Award by Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist of multi-GRAMMY-winning band Red Hot Chili Peppers, for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. 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.




Host: Mad TV's Bobby Lee, who performs stand-up comedy across the United States, is a regular on "Chelsea Lately" and Comedy Central's "The Burn With Jeff Ross," and was last seen in the 2012 comedy The Dictator.




Performers: Chester Bennington withspecial guests; Tony Alva and his band Chicken Noodle Project featuringRay Barbee and Matt Rainwater; Early Morning Rebel featuring vocalist Nathan James, guitarist Dustin Bath and drummerJoshua Mervin; rock musician and songwriter Ida Maria with drummer Dave Krusen, bassist Jenni Tarma, and guitarist Stefan Tornby; and GRAMMY-winning musician and songwriter Slash. Artist Mix Master Mike will DJ and comedian Andy Dick will make a special appearance.

WHAT:            

The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.



TICKETS:

This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $100 per person; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General Admission Balcony Seats for $40 per person are available only through AXS at www.axs.com.




Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, and Swing House.



PARTNER:

The life and times of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein were an all too brief story of triumph, tragedy, and inspiration. His amazing style and innovation were a bridge between the DJ world that came before him, and the electronic dance music revolution that has transformed the music industry as we know it today. Thanks to the vision and generosity of his mother Andrea Gross, family, and colleagues, through the Memorial Fund created in his name, MusiCares will be receiving support to provide addiction recovery services to our clients. This crucial financial support is being provided as a means to recognize both DJ AM's profound contribution to the music industry, and his commitment to sobriety, helping others free themselves of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse. It will provide much needed resources to get music people into treatment for their addictions. MusiCares will name the opening DJ set in his honor. It is a fitting tribute given Adam was the first celebrity DJ to play at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.



WHERE:

Club Nokia
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
*Parking available in Olympic East Garage for $25



WHEN:

Thursday, May 30, 2013


5:30p.m.  

Media Check-in


6:15 p.m. 

Red Carpet Arrivals


7 p.m. 

Buffet Dinner


8 p.m.  

Awards Presentation & Concert

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com or 310.581.8670 (email preferred)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 23. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Christina Cassidy no later than May 23. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event. NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "MusiCares" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicares, follow MusiCares on Twitter @MusiCares at www.twitter.com/musicares, and join us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/musicares.

SOURCE MusiCares Foundation



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