March 24, 2023 I Event
GCMF to Host Gala Fundraiser for Music Ed
The Guitar Center Music Foundation (GCMF) will be hosting its first benefit gala at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, on March 30, honoring the career of percussionist Pete Escovedo, as well as the efforts of local music teachers. GCMF will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to the Grammy Award-winning percussionist, as he retires from touring this year. Escovedo and other members of his 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 musicians. Aside from 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.
Since its inception in 2005, the GCMF has put musical instruments in the hands of more than 300,000 people nationwide through donations to qualifying music education and music therapy programs.