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Barry Manilow Donating Piano to Grand Rapids Public Schools


Barry Manilow comes to town at the VanAndel Arena, next Thursday night for his much anticipated concert.

But Manilow doesn’t just ‘blow’ into town, sing for a couple of hours and fly out.  He loves getting involved in the communities he’s performing in.  So, he created the “Manilow Music Project” to donate a Yamaha piano to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

(Photo by Jason Squires/Getty Images For Manilow Music Project)

Manilow hopes others will follow in his footsteps by joining in the instrument drive for the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

He makes it even better.  Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to Van Andel Arena Box Office will receive 2 free tickets for the Thursday night concert.  Pretty cool!

Come on, I’ll bet you have an old instrument hiding in the house somewhere.  I know we do, after our girls went through their music classes and lessons.
Find it, take it down to the Van Andel Arena, which will be the base for the instrument drive in Grand Rapids, from now through June 14th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

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

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