[Louisville, KY—July 9, 2012] – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for the Louisville Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to The Louisville Palace Box Office will receive two free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s July 27 concert in Louisville, Ky.
“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.
The Louisville Palace will be the base for the instrument drive in Louisville, from now through July 27. The instrument drop off location is open between 12pm – 5:00pm Monday through Friday and two hours prior to any show.
Direct contact for donations:
Sydney O'Bryan/Director of Sales & Marketing
The Louisville Palace Theatre
Telephone: (502) 736-1249
"On behalf of the music programs in Jefferson County Public Schools, I would like to thank Mr. Manilow and the Manilow Music Project’s contributions to our students by sponsoring this musical instrument donation event in our community," said Pamela Fleitz, JCPS District Music Specialist. "Music education in our schools provides students with opportunities to be creative, a sense of accomplishment and positive self-esteem. The efforts of Mr. Manilow to promote music in our schools puts the importance of music in a child's life in the forefront in the communities where he performs. Our students will reap the rewards of his efforts to keep music alive and thriving in our schools."
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at here.
Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or Ticketmaster.com, in person at The Louisville Palace Box Office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 47 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.