Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s April 26th Concert

[Raleigh, NC—February 25, 2013] – Direct from Broadway, following a critically acclaimed sold out run on New York’s Great White Way, Barry Manilow, the undisputed #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, brings his MANILOW ON BROADWAY concert to cities around the nation.

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Don’t miss this unprecedented concert in Raleigh at the PNC Arena on April 26thas Manilow performs songs from his massive catalog of hits. From “Mandy” to “I Write the Songs” to “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and so many more. Manilow’s Broadway show has become as legendary as the man himself.

The pop icon is also donating a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for Wake County Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the PNC Arena will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s April 26th concert in Raleigh, NC.

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

The PNC Arena will be the base for the instrument drive in Raleigh, from now through April 26th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. If there is an event on Sunday, the box office is open four hours before the event.

“In a growing school system with limited resources, the arts program benefits tremendously from community support,” said Liz Droessler, Senior Administrator for Arts Education. “Instrument donations help to ensure that students who might not be able to provide their own instrument still have access to music class. Participation in the arts develops the 21st century skills of communication, creativity, and collaboration. The Manilow Music Project is an investment in our future.”

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 PNC Arena, 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 a staggering 50 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.