Members of The Meters will perform as part of the Grammy Salute To Music Legends television special on PBS. The live tribute concert and awards ceremony honoring this year’s Grammy Special Merit Awards recipients takes place this Saturday, July 14 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Co-founding members of The Meters Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. as well as longtime member Cyril Neville will perform together for the program set to air on PBS’ Great Performances series later this year. Other acts on the Grammy Salute To Music Legends lineup includes Yolanda Adams, Gustavo Dudamel and Anne Akiko Meyers, as well as Herb Alpert, Micky Dolenz, Sammy Hagar, Emmylou Harris, Ledisi and Trisha Yearwood.
Formed in New Orleans in the mid-1960s, The Meters are among the pioneers in funk music and were given the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. Others receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards who will be honored at Saturday’s concert were, Harris, Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond Louis Jordan, Queen and Tina Turner. Other 2018 Grammy Special Merit Awards were bestowed upon Trustees Award honorees Bill Graham, Seymour Stein and John Williams, Technical Grammy recipients Tony Agnello and Richard Factor and Music Educator Award winner Melissa Salguero.