Jon Stewart to Host Tribute Gala to Bruce Springsteen

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You know who’s great? Bruce Springsteen. You know who thinks so? Just about everybody — including MusiCares.

The charity, which helps out musicians with financial and medical assistance during times of need, has named the Boss their 2013 Person of the Year, and on Friday, February 8 (just two days before the Grammy Awards), Jon Stewart will host a tribute gala to Springsteen, his music, and his extensive charity work.

The lineup is an eclectic mix of Springsteen’s peers, collaborators, famous fans, and spiritual protégés, including Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Faith Hill, John Legend, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Sting, Jim James, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Harper, Tom Morello, Tim McGraw, Patti Smith, and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. The event, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is already sold out.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

  • lockhart43

    A good friend of mine (and fellow Springsteen fan) told me about this last night immediately after he heard about it. I’m so excited for this!

  • Ivy

    Who else, if not Jon!

  • CN Helper

    @Ivy Maybe Chris Christie? ;)