On December 3, three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will receive the Museum of Pop Culture’s (MoPOP) 13th annual Founders Award, an honor given to artists who make outstanding contributions to popular music and culture. Carlile has captivated audiences across the world with her genre-blending sound and raw, honest lyrics.
“Brandi Carlile is a tireless champion for female and emerging artists, and her commitment to raising all voices exemplifies MoPOP’s mission to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect,” said MoPOP Executive Director Alexis Lee. “We look forward to honoring her work and raising funds for the museum’s leading-edge educational programs, community outreach initiatives, and exhibitions.”
Past recipients of the Founders Award include Ann & Nancy Wilson, Robbie Robertson, Steve Cropper, Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh, The Doors, and John Fogerty.
The celebration serves as the nonprofit museum’s principal fundraiser for youth development programs, community engagement, and cutting-edge exhibitions.
The evening will open with an immersive museum experience where guests can explore the galleries as well as enjoy performances by youth participants in MoPOP programs. The program continues with an elegant dinner and one-of-a-kind live auction, culminating with an unforgettable concert as a cast of all-star musicians take the stage to pay tribute to Carlile.
More information is available at: MoPOP.org/FoundersAward