It’s always a good day when you’re honoring talented individuals who give back to the community in a major way.

On Wednesday, April 24th, Music Will hosted their 16th Annual Benefit show at The Novo in Los Angeles. Formerly known as Little Kids Rock, Music Will is the largest non-profit music education program for schools in the United States.

This year, Music Will honored singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist Josh Groban, singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day, and singer and instrumentalist, and composer of opera, ballet, and film Rhiannon Giddenswith music direction from Michael Bearden (Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston).

Josh Grovan graced the red carpet in a clean blue suit, who was receiving the Impact Award this evening. His Find Your Light Foundation has made a profound impact, empowering children to discover their passion for music. 

Speaking on the honor, he states, “This has been an organization for many years that my foundation Find Your Light has been thrilled to promote and to help. We all have the same vision, which is that for those of us that have been lucky enough to have had an opportunity in music, to have had exposure to music and the arts that changed our lives, we want to make sure that every kid has that opportunity. To have access to a quality arts education, to be able to understand the language and art and music so that they might have a better understanding of themselves in the world. And change both in the process. We’re thrilled to be here to support.”

Meanwhile, Andra Day graced the red carpet in a beautiful pink floor-length dress, receiving the Spirit Award for her commitment to uplifting and motivating others through music and advocacy efforts. 

Previous Music Will honorees include Babyface, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt, Usher and Wiz Khalifa.



Photo Credit: David C. Kindler & Eric Smith