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

[Evansville, IN—June 11, 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 In Concert” Direct from Broadway concert to cities around the nation.  


“THE MAGIC IS BACK!”  The New York Times




Don’t miss this unprecedented concert in Evansville at the Ford Center June 26th as 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 the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Ford Center will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s June 26th concert in Evansville, IN.

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

The Ford Center Ticket Office Lobby will be the base for the instrument drive in Evansville, from now through June 26th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

“We are so pleased to join Yamaha Corporation and the Manilow Music Project in their commitment to music education in public schools,” said David Smith, superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. “This incredible generosity on behalf of high quality music programs for schools across the nation is greatly appreciated.  Because I was a music educator for 19 years, I have seen firsthand the positive impact music has upon students and how music education also translates to positive gains and performance for students in all other academic areas.  Barry Manilow’s initiative will have significant impact on future generations of musicians.  What a tremendous legacy.”

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 Ford Center, 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.