MusiCares names Tom Petty their Person of the Year

Starting today, fans can enter for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize.

Caitlin Carter
January 27, 2017

Tom Petty, rock legend and curator of Tom Petty Radio on SiriusXM’s channel 31, will be honored at the 27th annual MusiCares® Person of the Year gala on Feb. 10, and you can be there, too!

GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions partnered with fundraising platform Omaze to announce a new campaign benefitting MusiCares. Fans entered for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize for one winner and their guest. Proceeds raised through this special effort will benefit the programs and services of MusiCares.

The campaign offered a grand prize for a winner and their guest that begins with two first-class, round-trip flights to Los Angeles. While in LA, the winners will stay at the luxurious JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live. This sumptuous hotel offers first-class amenities and is walking distance from the Los Angeles Convention Center and STAPLES Center where all the GRAMMY Week action takes place.

The winner and their guest will attend the 27th annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala on Feb. 10. They’ll get a preview of the show at artist rehearsals, walk the red carpet at the event, enjoy the exclusive dinner and star-studded tribute to Tom Petty, and at the end of the night, go home with an artist gift bag.

The winners will get a sneak preview of the GRAMMY Awards Telecast by watching artist rehearsals and taking a backstage tour. On the day of show, they’ll get to walk the red carpet, receive platinum tickets to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast, and finish the night with GRAMMY Celebration® after-party passes. They will also go home with the exclusive GRAMMY Awards Telecast gift bag given to artists.

In addition to the GRAMMY Awards Telecast and the MusiCares Person of the Year gala, the winner and their guest will experience the GRAMMY In The Schools Live! concert on Feb. 9, and will have the opportunity to visit the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live.

To learn more about MusiCares and the campaign visit


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