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‘GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends’ Adds Tribute Performers


The Recording Academy® has announced additional tribute performers for its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients, who will be honored with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Past GRAMMY nominee Charlie Wilson will perform at the “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” to honor Sly Stone.

Also just confirmed to perform are past GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, and five-time GRAMMY winner Dionne Warwick. Russell will perform in honor of Ralph S. Peer, and Warwick will pay tribute to Thom Bell.

Previously announced performers include past GRAMMY nominee Andra Day, who will be honoring Nina Simone; 12-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin, who will pay tribute to Shirley Caesar; six-time GRAMMY winner Randy Newman, who will honor Mo Ostin; and two-time GRAMMY winner Dwight Yoakam, who will salute Jimmie Rodgers.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees also include Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, and the Velvet Underground. Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Now in its second year, the “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™” event will be produced in partnership with THIRTEEN as part of the “Great Performances” series on PBS, set to air later this year.


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