April 22, 2024

MusiCares Person Of The Year benefit gala honoring Bon Jovi founder, namesake and frontman Jon Bon Jovi (pictured center with the band) featured performances by Sammy Hagar and Orianthi covering Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” while Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH delivered a version of “Have A Nice Day.” The event is held annually prior Grammy Awards telecast.

Bon Jovi (the band), Bruce Springsteen and Melissa Etheridge also performed at the 33rd annual benefit gala, held on 2/2 at the L.A. Convention Center, with proceeds going to provide essential support for MusiCares’ outreach programs.

Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora missed the ceremony in order to take care of his ailing mother.

Since ’06, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) has worked to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness by developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to support innovative community organizations.

Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares called Bon Jovi “a true music icon, and someone who represents the goodness of our music community.”

MusicCares offers preventive, emergency and recovery programs as part of its mission to support the health and welfare of the music community.

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