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Lindsey Stirling Added to Grammy Legacy Concert 'Lean on Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy' Line-Up: Robin Thicke, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and More

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 13, 2015 02:43 PM EST

Acclaimed violinist Lindsey Stirling has been added to the lineup of the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert "Lean on Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy.” Other performers include Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Robin Thicke, Aloe Blacc, John Mellencamp and Rozzi Crane.

“Lean on Me” will be a part of Grammy Week, which highlights the Grammy Foundation’s ongoing work to safeguard music’s history. The Grammy Foundation hopes that by preserving our musical past, future generations will be able to benefit and grow in their own appreciation of history-making musical giants. Grammy Week will include a number of different events, culminating with the premiere of the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

“Lean on Me” will bring together an extraordinary range of artists for a unique evening featuring live musical performances and archival footage from the Grammy Foundation’s preservation grant archives. The night will explore the history of and evolution of songwriting. By presenting an array of versatile artist, “Lean on Me” will celebrate the invaluable contributions of historic musicians and their impact on the American cultural landscape.

“The Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert honors significant influences in music history and highlights our year-round activities in support of our mission to protect our cultural legacy,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. “This event was created to underscore the value of preserving our rich musical heritage so that future generations can continue to benefit from a deep appreciation of this history.”

The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer and Grammy Foundation board member. Tickets for the show include a post-concert reception. To purchase tickets for this event, click here.

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