Jon Stewart has been announced as the host of the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute that will honor Bruce Springsteen during Grammy week. Stewart will be hosting the tribute to Springsteen that will also include performances by Elton John, Neil Young, Sting, Mumford and Sons and Kenny Chesney.
The MusiCares Foundation announced Wednesday that Jon Stewart will be hosting the 2013 MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute, which benefits MusiCares' emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. Springsteen has been named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year for his artistic achievements and charitable actions.
Springsteen, arguably the most famous New Jerseyan, was highly visible in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He donated his time, performing at the NBC-produced “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” special and “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief” at Madison Square Garden where he performed with another Jersey native, Jon Bon Jovi.
Past honorees of the MusiCares award include Bono, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Sting, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand.
The tribute would not be complete without a star-studded lineup of performers and the MusiCares Foundation has gathered an impressive array of talent to honor Springsteen. Past MusiCares Person of the Year winners Elton John, Neil Young and Sting will be performing at the tribute as well as Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Eddie Vedder, Mumford and Sons, Tim McGraw, John Legend, Faith Hill, Patti Smith, Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples, Tom Morello, Jim James, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Juanes.
The MusiCares Foundation provides assistance programs and services to musicians to cover medical treatments for HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease as well as living expenses. The night will also feature a silent auction to raise money for The MusiCares Foundation.
The benefit will take place Feb. 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the Grammy Awards will air Feb. 10.