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Springsteen Archives' 2024 American Music Honors event scheduled for April 24

Updated: 5 days ago

February 23, 2024



On Tuesday, The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University officially announced the date and honorees for its 2024 American Music Honors event. As per the announcement, the annual American Music Honors ceremony "celebrates artists who have demonstrated artistic excellence, creative integrity, and a longstanding commitment to the value of music in our national consciousness."


The 2024 honorees are:


Jackson Browne - "a long-time social justice, environmental and educational activist who has supported everything from anti-nuclear alternative energy resources to political freedom in Central America"


Dion DiMucci - "whose landmark recording of 'Abraham, Martin, and John' became an activist anthem in the late 1960s and beyond"


John Mellencamp - "who, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid in 1985. The social activism reflected in Mellencamp’s songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers that continues to this day"


Mavis Staples - "who, in the 1960s, was on the frontlines of the civil rights movement and continues to use her music to support racial equality in America"


“The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music is proud to honor these musically, culturally, and politically important artists,” said Robert Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Springsteen Archives. “All four artists—John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and Dion—have contributed mightily to the American music canon and have demonstrated how the power of song can act as an agent for positive change in our country.”

The 2024 American Music Honors will take place on Wednesday, April 24 in West Long Branch, NJ at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. Little Steven’s Disciples of Soul will serve as the event’s house band, as they did at last year's initial American Music Honors event. Award presenters will include Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and 2023 American Music Honors recipients Darlene Love and Stevie Van Zandt.


Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 26 at 12 pm ET. Further information about tickets, etc. will be shared later at the website for The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.


For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please email awards@springsteenarchives.org


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