Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s April 27th Concert

[Duluth, GA—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.

“THE MAGIC IS BACK!”  The New York Times




Don’t miss this unprecedented concert in Duluth at the Gwinnett Center on April 27thas 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 Gwinnett County Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Gwinnett Center will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s April 27th concert in Duluth, GA.

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

The Gwinnett Center will be the base for the instrument drive in Duluth, from now through April 27th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. If there is an event on Saturday or Sunday the box office opens at 12:00 PM.

“Gwinnett County Public Schools is pleased to work with the Manilow Music Project in its efforts to bring the gift of music to children,” said J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent of the Gwinnett County Public Schools. “Music plays an important role in the lives of more than 97,000 Gwinnett students who are enrolled in various music programs in grades K-12. In addition to developing a lifelong appreciation, music study helps prepare young minds to think creatively, learn how to work collaboratively, and to become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers – skills needed in the 21st century. The instruments provided through Barry Manilow’s generosity and philanthropic spirit will help foster a love of learning and a love of music… a successful combination that is sure to benefit students today and in the 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 Gwinnett 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 a staggering 50 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.