Prior to next year’s Grammy Awards, 10-time winner Bob Dylan will be honored with a tribute concert as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.
The 25th annual event will take place Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, two days before the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Performers for the concert will include 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, who received the award himself in 2010. The evening will be musical directed by Grammy and Emmy-winning producer Don Was with more expected to be announced shortly.
“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 and The Recording Academy.
MusicCares provides financial, medical and personal support for all members of the music community in need. Other recent winners of the honor include Carole King (2014), Bruce Springsteen (2013), Sir Paul McCartney (2012), and Barbra Streisand (2011).