Thursday, May 30, 2024

Lionel Richie MusiCares Tribute Could Go “All Night Long” Adding Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, John Legend, Demi Lovato Etc


Lionel Richie’s Person of the Year gala for MusiCares on February 13th is adding more performers. At this point, the stat studded show could go “All night long,” to quote a Lionel song.

Now joining in are Yolanda Adams, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Rihanna, the Roots, Usher, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; and singer/songwriters Leon Bridges, Luke Bryan, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Chris Stapleton and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show, and our pal Rickey Minor is musical director.

The MusiCares Person of the Year is the most important night in the music industry’s year. The NARAS based charity provides emergency medical and living assistance to musicians in need. You can read all about them at Remaining tickets can be asked about at NARAS or MusiCares.

PS Every year MusiCares has the best silent auction. I’m guessing this year’s will have some David Bowie memorabilia. I’d get there early, that’s all I’m sayin…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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