America Salutes You Guitar Legends II: Happening Tomorrow!
Just hours away, excitement is building for a star-studded America Salutes You presents Guitar Legends II. Stephen Stills and Vernon Reid were the most recent additions and they joined an already stellar lineup anchored by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Other performers include Joe Bonamassa, Don Felder, Sammy Hagar, Robby Krieger, Dave Navarro, Orianthi and Emily Estefan.
Over the past few weeks, the list of performers has grown and become increasingly more enticing.
America Salutes You presents Guitar Legends II is being executive produced by Bob Okun, produced by music director Martin Guigui, Debbie Gregory and Mark Linn, co-produced by David C. Traub and Tisha Fein, Associate Produced by NuNu Deng and Strategic Partnerships by Raji Kalra, Patrick Osuna, Casey Thomas (CMT Solutions) and Allen Vandever.
The concert, in its second year, is a benefit for brain and mental wellness charities. Held in downtown Los Angeles at the Novo Theater, the event sponsors include AT&T, Gibson Brands, K Love Radio Network, United Airlines, Walgreens, Tribune Media and AXS-TV. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Headstrong, G.I.F.T., Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and the Entertainment Industries Council are all on the list of charities that will benefit from the concert proceeds.
For those not local to Los Angeles, Tribune Media-owned or operated stations will be broadcasting the concert. It will also be streamed internationally.
During the concert, which will begin at 6pm PDT, both Norman Lear and Joe Mantegna will be recognized and honored for their many contributions to media and culture in America. Norman Lear served in the Army during World War II and went on to produce many of the iconic American TV shows of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Joe Mantegna is a familiar face on both the big screen and in our living rooms, having appeared in classics such as Godfather III and Three Amigos as well as American favorites like The Simpsons and Criminal Minds.
Also part of the Guitar Legends II event is the roundtable panel on mental and brain wellness earlier on Sunday afternoon. This part of the day is open to the general public and will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at LA Live. Panelists will discuss advances in treatments, challenges, solutions and the wide range of invisible problems that plague Veterans and first responders – from PTSD to Alzheimer’s.
Tickets for the event are $75 for general admission. They will be available through the America Salutes You website https://americasalutesyou.org, the AEG Novo box office and the attached AEG link http://axs.com/events/364623/guitar-legends-2-tickets?skin=thenovo
Donations can be made and additional information can be found on the American Salutes You website.