Jon Bon Jovi Named 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year
Jon Bon Jovi has been named the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year.
The frontman of the Grammy-winning rock band Bon Jovi is being honoured for his work with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, an organization dedicated to disrupting the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness.
MusiCares, the leading music charity providing music professionals health and human services across a spectrum of needs, will pay tribute to Bon Jovi with a gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 2, 2024, two nights before the Grammy Awards.
“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,” Jon Bon Jovi said in a statement. “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.”
Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares, notes that Jon Bon Jovi's "remarkable contributions to rock and roll have not only left an indelible mark on the music industry, but also in the hearts of countless fans around the world. Furthermore, his long-standing commitment to serving food-insecure and unhoused individuals inspires us all. We’re looking forward to celebrating him and the many ways he has made a difference in this world.”
Previous MusiCares honourees include Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson.
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