Springsteen Center will honor Mellencamp, Browne, Staples, Dion at April event


An April 24 event at Monmouth University in West Long Branch will honor Dion DiMucci, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp and Mavis Staples.

The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music has announced the honorees for its second annual American Music Honors event, to be held April 24 at The Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University in West Long Branch: John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples and Dion DiMucci.

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau will present awards, as will 2023 American Music Honors recipients Steven Van Zandt and Darlene Love. As they did at last year’s event, Van Zandt’s Disciples of Soul will serve as the house band.

In a press release, the Archives’ founding executive director Robert Santelli said “The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music is proud to honor these musically, culturally, and politically important artists. 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.”

Tickets will go on sale March 26 at noon. Visit springsteenarchives.org.

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