Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s July 28th Concert

[Nashville, TN—July 1, 2012] – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for the Nashville Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to Bridgestone Arena Box Office will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre selected seat locations) for Manilow’s July 28thth concert in Nashville, TN.  

“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.

The Bridgestone Arena will be the base for the instrument drive in Nashville, from now through July 28th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday.

Dr. Jesse Register, Superintendent of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, had this to say about The Manilow Music Project, “Mr. Manilow’s generous instrument donation program through the Manilow Music Project shines a light on Metro Nashville Public School’s exciting new music education initiative. Music Makes Us is a new approach to music education that focuses on enhancing the traditional music curriculum and adding a contemporary curriculum track that uses new technologies and reflects a diverse musical landscape. Reaching 79,000 students in Metro Public Schools, Music Makes Us pledges to make Nashville the worldwide leader in music education. The initiative is a public/private partnership among Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, the Music City Music Council and music industry leaders in Nashville. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Manilow to Nashville and wish to convey our gratitude for his contributions to the music education of our youth.”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope.  It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs.  Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at

Tickets are available online at or, in person at The Bridgestone Arena Box Office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 47 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.