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Yolanda Adams, Gustavo Dudamel & More Added To "GRAMMY Salute" Lineup
Here are four more reasons grab your tickets for "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" on July 14 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.: Yolanda Adams, Gustavo Dudamel, Members of the Meters, and Anne Akiko Meyers have been added to the lineup.
The awards ceremony and live tribute concert will celebrate the Recording Academy 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients. A four-time GRAMMY winner, Adams will perform and honor Tony Agnello and Richard Factor. Dudamel, who is also a GRAMMY winner, will present to John Williams while violinist Meyers will perform in tribute to Williams.
Members of The Meters, including Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr., have also been added to the lineup. The Meters are among this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, which also includes Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen, and Tina Turner.
Additional Special Merit Awards honorees to be celebrated include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and Williams, who are this year's Trustees Award honorees, and Agnello and Factor, who are the Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Melissa Salguero is also being honored as this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award.
Previously announced performers scheduled to appear are eight-time GRAMMY winner Herb Alpert, who will honor Blaine; past GRAMMY nominee Micky Dolenz, who will be honoring Diamond; GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar, who will pay tribute to Graham; 13-time GRAMMY winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Harris; past GRAMMY nominee Ledisi, who will salute Jordan; and three-time GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood, who will pay tribute to Harris.
The event will be filmed and broadcast as part of PBS' "Great Performances." Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketmaster.