Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s September 14th Concert

[Worcester, MA—August 16, 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 Worcester Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the DCU Center Box Office will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s September 14th concert in Worcester, MA.

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

The DCU Center will be the base for the instrument drive in Worcester, from now through September 14th. The instrument drop off location is open between 9:30am-5:30pm Monday through Saturday in season.  Sundays are open on event day only.

Worcester Public Schools is extremely appreciative of the generosity of Barry Manilow in generating community support for our musical program.  The Arts are a critical component in affording students a very well-rounded education and developing life-long interests and appreciation of music.  These instruments will provide opportunity for more students to experience the joy of music through our schools,” said Dr. Melinda Boone, Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools.

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 DCU 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 48 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.