We don’t see country superstar Tim McGraw in New York that often.
But he’ll be here September 28th for concert and gala benefiting the City Parks Foundation. The evening is also honoring I Heart Media’s Tom Poleman and Devon Eisenberg, of the Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx.
Even if you don’t pay — and you should — you’ll be able to hear Tim all over the park if you stand in the right spot (but it won’t be as good as hearing him up close). He’s playing at SummerStage in Central Park. McGraw will perform an exclusive set following the dinner and awards ceremony, which will be held at the flagship Central Park venue.
Tables and tickets for the evening, including the dinner and concert, are now available for purchase. For more information, visit https://cityparksfoundation.org/city-parks-foundation-gala/.
Music is in the air in New York, especially for charity.
Recently, my old friend Tom Corson, head of Warner Bros, Records, was honored by the TJ Martell Foundation here in New York. The late great Tony Martell started this cancer research foundation after his son died many years ago. Tony is gone now, too, but I can heap praise on his memory. He turned a terrible loss into something very positive and productive.
The evening featured special performances by three very hot Warner Music acts: Omar Apollo, Coco Jones and Brandy Clark, which got the audience’s juices going. Presenters included “Sweeney Todd” star Josh Groban, iconic Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and NAACP Image Award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler.
Total take for the night was a stunning $1.3 million!
Tom received the Lifetime Music Industry Award, Chief Creative Officer and EVP at Def Jam Recordings Archie Davis, whoreceived the Rising Music Superstar Award, and Grammy Award-winning and Tony-nominated songwriter/producer Shane McAnally, whoreceived the Spirit of Music Award. The event was hosted by Gala Co-Chairs and Board Chairman John Esposito, Tunji Balogun, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Robert Carlton, Steve Gawley, Laura Swanson and Julie Swidler.