April 18, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to the Youngstown Community School.  The pop icon plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument one week prior to show date will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis while supplies last) for Manilow’s April 23rd show at the Covelli Centre.

The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs.

“I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.

The Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre will serve as the base for the instrument drive in Youngstown from April 18th at 10am through April 22nd at 5pm. The instrument drop off location is open Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm.

“Youngstown Community School think’s it’s amazing that there are still foundations that believe in supporting the arts,” said Dennis L. Rice, Superintendent/Principal. “It is so beneficial in developing a well rounded student and instilling a value for the arts in the future generations.”

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

Tickets are available online at, by calling (800) 745-3000, or in person at the The Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of entertainment, including performing, writing, composing, arranging, and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has produced, arranged, and released more than 40 albums during the course of his career.  He has also written and produced songs for Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, and many more.  He has been honored with a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award, an Oscar nomination, and a top selling autobiography.