Neil Young MusiCares Person of the Year 2010

Dave Matthews, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stills & Nash are just a handful of artists set to pay tribute to Neil Young at the 2010 MusiCare’s Person of the Year gala, tonight at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Young is being honored for his artistic accomplishments and his philanthropic work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School benefit concerts.

The 64-year-old, musician staged the first Farm Aid concert in 1985, along with Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson and John Mellencam, to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land.

Farm Aid is now the longest running benefit concert series in America, celebrating its 25 anniversary this year. Norah Jones, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow and Josh Groban are among the multitude of stars performing at the event.

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