Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s June 8th Concert

[Tulsa, OK—May 31, 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 Tulsa Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the BOK Center Box Office will receive 2 free tickets for Manilow’s June 8th concert in Tulsa, OK.  

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

BOK Center will be the base for the instrument drive in Tulsa, from May 31st through June 8th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

“Mr. Manilow’s gift could not come at a better time, as our school district, like many others in Oklahoma, continues to struggle with budget issues that all too often impact music, art and other critical programs,” said Dr. Keith Ballard, superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools. “We place a high value on the contribution that music makes in the educational lives of our children. We are so grateful to Barry for helping to make a difference.” 

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 BOK Center 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.