MusiCares Raising Addiction Recovery Awareness, Benefit Concert Honoring Adam Clayton, Summer Festival Kick-Off with the Knocks and Muna

Adam Clayton

Over the past 10 years, MusiCares has provided close to $10 million dollars in assistance to nearly 3,000 substance abuse clients.

Raising Addiction Recovery Awareness

As part of MusiCares’ robust addiction recovery efforts, Safe Harbor Rooms have become a prominent feature at many major music festivals and events around the country each year.

“Safe Harbor Rooms are a place where people in recovery can stay a couple of minutes, or all afternoon — whatever they’d like to do.” — Debbie Carroll, MusiCares Senior Executive Director

MusiCares established its first Safe Harbor Room backstage at the 39th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast to provide a support system to artists and crew members struggling with addiction issues. Since then the program, which is funded in part by the Bohemian Foundation, has grown to 66 Safe Harbor Rooms (and counting!), last year serving more than 1,300 clients. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, they offers a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events.

A list of upcoming Safe Harbor Room locations is included in the Calendar of Events (below).


MAP Fund Benefit Concert Honoring Adam Clayton Additional Performers Announced

The 13th annual benefit will return to New York City as we honor 22-time GRAMMY winner Adam Clayton of U2 at the PlayStation Theater. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.

It was recently announced that Michael Franti, The Lumineers, Macy Gray and Jack Garratt will be performing at the upcoming event on June 26. Hal Willner will be the evenings Musical Director and Cat Deeley is set to host.

Living Room sets and tickets are still available for purchase.

MusiCares New York Ambassadors Put a Younger Face on the Organization

Last week, MusiCares’ New York Ambassadors Board held its inaugural “Summer Festival Kick-Off” on the Sony Rooftop over Madison Square Park — Muna performed an acoustic set and The Knocks played a DJ set as ample quantities of food and drink flowed, and a couple hundred music-biz types both young and less-young mingled and watched the sun set on a beautiful spring evening, all for a $100 donation to the cause. READ MORE HERE


You Make The Difference

Through our slate of financial assistance, healthy essentials, and addiction recovery services, MusiCares assists clients all year long, regardless of their financial standing. To keep up these efforts, we rely on the generous support of donors like you.

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MusiCares Calendar of Upcoming Events

June – August Safe Harbor Room at all Vans Warped Tour locations
June 1-30 Medical Clinic, Nashville
June 1-2 Hearing Clinic, Governors Ball, New York City
June 8 Vocal Health Workshop, New York City
June 9-10 Hearing Clinic, Ear Plugs, Safe Harbor Room, Bonnaroo Festival, TN
June 15 Hearing Clinic, Vans Warped Tour Kick-off, Seattle
June 16 Dental Clinic, Chicago
June 16 Dental Clinic, Boston
June 16-18 Hearing Clinic and Safe Harbor Room, EDC: Las Vegas
June 20 Panel Discussion, “Health in Hip Hop”, Los Angeles
June 23-25 Hearing Clinic, Solid Sound, Northampton, MA
June 26 MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit, Safe Harbor Room, , New York
June 27 Dental Clinic, Athens, GA
June 30 Dental Clinic, New York City
June 30-July 4 Safe Harbor Room and MC Info Booth, Waterfront Blues Fest, Portland, OR
July 1-31 Medical Clinic, Nashville
July 8 Hearing Clinic, Montana Folk Festival, Butte, MT
July 15 Hearing Clinic, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Brooklyn
July 15 Hearing Clinic and Ear Plugs, Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 20 Medical Clinic, Vans Warped Tour, Indianapolis, IN
July 22 Hearing Clinic, IMSTA Festa, Chicago, IL
July 28-29 Hearing Clinic Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
July 28-30 Hearing Clinic, Watershed Country Festival, George, WA
August 1- 31 Medical Clinic, Nashville
August 4 Hearing Clinic, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
August 6 Hearing Clinic, Warped Tour, Pomona, CA
August 11-13 Safe Harbor Room, Hearing Clinic, Bohemian Nights, Ft. Collins, CO
August 16 Hearing Clinic, Nashville, TN
August 24-27 Hearing Clinic, Lockn Festival, Arrington, VA

Unless otherwise noted, photos courtesy of The Recording Academy,, and Getty Images.

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