WHO: The Guitar Center Music Foundation (GCMF) is a non-profit charity organization focused on granting instruments and equipment to musicians and music education and music therapy programs. GCMF supports music education programs nationally by providing those in need with instruments and by advocating the benefits of music education. Since its inception in 2005, the Foundation has put musical instruments in the hands of over 300,000 persons nationwide through donations to qualifying music education and music therapy programs.
WHAT: As part of its ongoing fundraising efforts, GCMF is hosting its first annual benefit gala honoring the career of legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo as well as the invaluable efforts of local music teachers. GCMF will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to the GRAMMY® Award-winning percussionist, as he is retiring from touring this year. Pete and other members of the Escovedo family will also perform at the event, along with several other special guests including Macy Gray, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Judith Hill and Brian O’Neal of The BusBoys.
John “JR” Robinson, one of the most recorded drummers in the world and the musical director for David Foster, will serve as musical director for the evening, leading an ensemble of world-class musicians. Aside from amazing live music, the evening will include an open buffet (for VIP Guests) and live and silent auctions. Looking forward, plans are underway to make this fundraiser concert a yearly event in 2024 and beyond, giving GCMF an opportunity to foster strengthened connections with both legendary musicians and the wider public.
WHEN: March 30, 2023 (6:00 to 11:00 p.m. PDT)
WHERE: The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA (28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills, CA).