Macklemore, who’s struggled with addiction in his career, will be honored at this year’s 2019 MusiCares Concert for Recovery, an event held each year by MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy.
Macklemore will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his “significant dedication to and support of MusiCares and his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process.” The award is named after the late, legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who achieved sobriety but died in a helicopter crash in 1990.
The event, scheduled for May 16 in L.A., will be hosted by Joel McHale, and will also feature a tribute to the late Mac Miller, as well as performances by additional, soon-to-be announced artists.
“Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, and it takes resources and support to heal. For me, recovery is a daily priority; without my sobriety everything I care about is at risk,” Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said in a statement.
“I’m honored to support MusiCares in providing members of the music community who are suffering from addiction with the crucial services and resources they need.”
Tickets for the event are available by calling 310-581-8659, or via www.axs.com.
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