AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to DEPECHE MODE lead singer Dave Gahan at the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert — a dinner and concert to benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. Gahan will be honored for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Scheduled performers include LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington and JANE'S ADDICTION.MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
The seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will be held on May 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.