Wednesday, April 17, 2024

MusiCares Event Friday Night Accessible for First Time Ever with Performances by HAIM, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, and John Legend


Every year I tell you about the Person of the Year dinner for MusiCares in Los Angeles. Upwards of 3,000 people jam into the LA Convention Center to rub elbows with stars and see amazing live performances.

Tomorrow night, for the first time ever, the MusiCares event will be accessible to everyone everywhere. The ticket is just $25. I paid for it myself– I figured, parking at the Convention Center would have been 20 bucks anyway. And MusiCares needs the money for musicians.

There will be live performances from HAIM, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, and John Legend. Plus special appearances by Carole King, Jesse & Joy, Jonas Brothers, Ledisi, Lionel Richie, Macklemore, Mick Fleetwood, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Shakira.

MusiCares is also featuring performances from past years that have never seen by the public, from Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, and Usher.  I saw them– and they are great.

Go to and buy your ticket. Buy many! MusiCares supports musicians in need, all kinds of need, from medical to mental to physical to financial. If you love rock and roll and soul and country and pop, this is the most important night of the year!


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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