Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s June 9th Concert

[Oklahoma City, OK—May 23, 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 Oklahoma City Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Chesapeake Energy Arena Box Office will receive 2 free tickets for Manilow’s June 9th concert in Oklahoma City, OK.  

“It’s an honor to be able to help give these kids the gift of music,” states Manilow.

Chesapeake Energy Arena will be the base for the instrument drive in Oklahoma City, from May 23rd through June 9th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent, Karl Springer stated, “We are overjoyed that Mr. Manilow is so gracious and kind and that musical instruments will be donated to our district.  No words can thank you loudly enough!”

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 Chesapeake Energy 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.