“GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” will air Friday, Oct. 14 from 9–11:30 p.m. EST on PBS. Presented by the Recording Academy, the salute is a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients.
The celebration, recorded at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will air Friday, Oct. 14 from 9–11:30 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) Previously held during GRAMMY® Week, this is the first time The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone event and musical tribute.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and Run DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Also being honored is Phillip Riggs, this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award™.