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Barry Manilow charity to give away free concert tickets for instrument donations

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The Barry Manilow Music Project will be donating a piano to the Hillsborough County School District. The Barry Manilow Music Project will be donating a piano to the Hillsborough County School District.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Singer Barry Manilow hopes his generosity will set an example for others in the Tampa Bay area.

The pop star plans to donate a Yamaha piano to kick-off a music instrument drive that will benefit Hillsborough County Schools.

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

The Tampa Bay Times Forum will be the base for the “Manilow Music Project” instrument drive which is underway now and will continue through January 31, 2014.

Anyone who donates a new or gently-used musical instrument to the McDonald’s ticket office located at the Tampa Bay Times Forum will receive two free tickets for Manilow’s concert on January 31. The free tickets will be valid for seats in select locations.

Money generated by the project will be used for music programs at Hillsborough County Schools.

“Through the public’s donations, this will expand our music programs for more students and put instruments in their hands,” said MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools.

“Barry Manilow is an icon in the music industry. We thank Barry Manilow and the Manilow Music Project for taking an interest in our students,” she added.

Donation Information
  • Drop off instruments at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
  • Instrument drop off hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Learn more about the Manilow Music Project




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