The Grammy museum announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it will be honoring Linda Perry with the Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum gala. Proceeds from the benefit gala will provide essential support for the Grammy Museum foundation, which works for music education and preservation initiatives.
Perry will be recognized for her immeasurable accomplishments as a music producer and songwriter, as well as her activist nature, supporting causes through We Are Hear, which recently raised $1 million for Woolsey Fire recovery with their One Love Malibu Festival benefit concert. She is constantly pushing boundaries in the music industry. In 2018, she was nominated for a Grammy for producer of the year, non-classical, making her the first woman in 15 years nominated in the category.
“I am excited and honored to be a part of Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum,” Perry said in a statement. “It’s even more special knowing the gala benefits music education, something I’m incredibly passionate about. I can’t wait to celebrate with some of the great artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my career.”
“Linda Perry is one of the greatest influences on modern pop music, having worked with some of the most successful artists of this generation, which is why we are incredibly grateful to be able to honor her at Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum,” Michael Sticka, executive director of the Grammy Museum, mirrored. “She has been deeply influential as both a songwriter and producer, showcasing the legacy one can create not only on stage, but behind the scenes, and is an exemplary artist for the students in our music education programs to look up to.”
Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum gala will be held June 29 at the Grammy Museum and the Novo in downtown Los Angeles, beginning with a reception and a silent auction. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner, a live auction, and a tribute concert.