MusiCares held their Person of the Year Gala honoring Jon Bon Jovi last week. The Grammy-winning frontman and founding member of American rock band Bon Jovi was the honoree of the 33rd annual Person of the Year benefit gala, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Proceeds from the event provide essential support for MusiCares, the leading music charity providing health and human services to music professionals across a spectrum of needs.
Other MusiCares 2024 Person of the Year attendees included host Jim Gaffigan, presenters Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, and guests Paul McCartney, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Nancy and Paul Pelosi, Sabrina Carpenter, Dove Cameron, Rita Wilson, George Clinton, and Bebe Rexha.
Performers at the event included Grammy winners Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Melissa Etheridge, and Jason Isbell, along with Grammy nominees Brandy Clark, Damiano David of Måneskin, Goo Goo Dolls, Jelly Roll, Larkin Poe, Marcus King, The War And Treaty, Mammoth WVH, Sammy Hagar, Pat Monahan, and Lainey Wilson. Jon Bon Jovi closed out the evening with his iconic hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” which he performed alongside the other performers of the gala.
Said Bon Jovi upon news that he would receive the award: “I’m truly humbled to be this year’s MusiCares honoree. MusiCares’ work with music professionals is vitally important in creating much needed support and wellness programs that cultivate a healthier and more vibrant community for us all. Philanthropic work has been a cornerstone of my life and has always run in tandem to my music career and achievements. Nearly two decades ago when I formed the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchens, I saw firsthand and continue to see today the impact of charitable community-based work. I know this for sure: helping one’s community is helping one’s self.”