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Steven Tyler Celebrates Second Annual Grammy Awards® Viewing Party Benefiting Janie’s Fund Presented By Live Nation

Hollywood and Rock Royalty Gathered at the Exclusive Gala Raising $2.8 Million for Janie’s Fund

Aerosmith Closed the Night with Epic Live Performance

Press Release – LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2019) – Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler celebrated his second annual GRAMMY Awards® Viewing Party to benefit Janie’s Fund with over 500 friends and supporters including Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alice Cooper, and more at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala featured a live viewing of the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, three-course dinner by Crumble Catering, and an epic night of music with America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Aerosmith.

The second annual event raised over $2.8 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages, one of America’s leading nonprofits, to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come. Since the November 2015 launch of Janie’s Fund, the organization has raised nearly $8 million, directly helping more than 800 girls and providing more than 115,000 days of therapeutic care.

Additional celebrities, VIP guests and Janie’s Fund supporters in attendance included Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Audrina Patridge, Caitlyn Jenner, David Foster, Dinah Jane (Recording Artist), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Susan Holmes McKagan, Emile Hirsch (Actor), Haley Reinhart (Recording Artist), Jesse Metcalfe (Actor), Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich, Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh, Kim Petras (Recording Artist), Lauren Jauregui (Recording Artist), Nicole Scherzinger (The Masked Singer), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Rumer Willis (Actress), Russell Dickerson (Recording Artist), Shep Gordon, Teddi Mellencamp (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ty Dolla $ign (Recording Artist), The Sisterhood (Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart), X Ambassadors (Sam Harris, Casey Harris & Adam Levin) and more!

Following the star-studded red carpet arrivals, Tyler hosted guests at an intimate cocktail reception – in signature Steven Tyler style – the Raleigh Studio sound stage was transformed into a rock ‘n roll living room complete with medieval wrought iron chandeliers with edison drop lights, plush lounges, and bookshelves filled with personal photos. Surrounding the room were never before released vintage photos of Tyler on whitewashed wooden planks.

During the gala, guests were entertained by Master Mentalist Lior Suchard, The London Essentials and Sesa Wo Suban, a West African drumming group featuring the girls supported by Janie’s Fund. The night also featured moving speeches by Edie Allen and Janie’s Fund ambassador Adriana Turmel who shared their personal stories of abuse and benefits of Youth Villages’ programs.

Immediately following the telecast, the event featured an exciting live auction, conducted by Andrew Boose, with exclusive items including:

  • Janie’s Fund customized 2018 Honda Fury specially signed by Steven Tyler
  • Kelsey Grammer presented the exclusive Bunker Hill Farms Experience for 4 guests/5 days, including a meet and greet at Steven Tyler’s Rockin’ the Hill concert on July 27, 2019
  • Joe Perry auctioned off the guitar he used during Aerosmith’s performance later in the evening, which sold for $80,000.
  • Sharon Stone helped present the Christopher Makos’ Mick Jagger in Montauk, 1977 (With Sprockets) fiber-based silver gelatin print.
  • Prints of Milton Greene’s Marilyn Monroe – Mandolin Sitting, 1953
  • Exclusive personal portrait with Steven Tyler by renowned-artist Brian Fox created during the gala.
  • VIP seats and backstage access to Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency at Park MGM
  • Steven Tyler’s personal Can-Am Spyder ST-S in rocker cool black
  • Five-night stay for six people in a three-bedroom villa in the Maldives at Soneva Fushi, where sustainability meets luxury
  • Artworks by Mr. Brainwash, RETNA, Jonas Lund, Ayan Farah Valonia, and Vittorio Brodmann.

The evening was capped off with Aerosmith revving up the crowd with their classic hits “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Cryin’,” “Dream On” and more. The band closed their set with “Walk This Way” and was joined by Sharon Stone who accepted Tyler’s dare to go up on stage to dance and play the harmonica.

Co-chair supporters for the event include Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Hudson, Michael Rapino, Mick Fleetwood, Shep Gordon, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Stone, Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross, Cody Simpson, Nina Dobrev, Alice Cooper, Caitlyn Jenner and Ciara.

Sponsors for the event include Live Nation and Hilton.

Steven Tyler’s Second Annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie’s Fund is produced by Virginia Fout/V Productions LLC, production and auction consultants Andrew Boose/AAB Productions, Inc., and production design & lighting by 15/40 Productions.

Official hashtag of the event: #JamForJanie

Note: This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or licensed by The Recording Academy or the GRAMMY Awards.

About Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler is an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, author and actor. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has sold more than 150 million records, both as solo artist and as a member of the legendary rock band Aerosmith, and has won multiple GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, plus an Emmy Award and the ASCAP Founders Award. As the lead singer of Aerosmith, Tyler stands as one of the most iconic rock stars in history. During the band’s remarkable career, he has played in front of millions of people and influenced artists from the worlds of rock, hip hop, country music and beyond. He has performed for President Obama, appeared at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and collaborated with everyone from Taylor Swift to the members of Led Zeppelin. Tyler’s debut solo album, 2016’s “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums charts and spawned a corresponding documentary which debuted at the Nashville Film Festival. In November 2015, Tyler founded his philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund (www.JaniesFund.org), in partnership with Youth Villages, to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. He was honored for this work in 2016 when the United Nation’s named him the recipient of Humanitarian Award. He is also deeply involved in the fight to protect the rights of established and emerging songwriters as a member of the GRAMMY Creators’ Alliance, and a tireless advocate for raising awareness of addiction issues and recovery solutions. More at StevenTyler.com.

About Janie’s Fund

Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with one of America’s most effective nonprofits, Youth Villages. Named after Aerosmith’s 1989 hit, “Janie’s Got a Gun,” which tells the story of a young girl who was abused by her father, Janie’s Fund provides hope and healing for many of our country’s most vulnerable girls who have survived the trauma of abuse and neglect. Through Janie’s Fund, Tyler is using his big voice to give a voice to thousands of victims who haven’t had one. For more information, visit for more information, visit JaniesFund.org.

About Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health. Annually, the organization serves tens of thousands of children, families and young people across the U.S. Youth Villages’ continuum of programs includes intensive in-home services; foster care and adoption; residential and intensive residential treatment campuses; YVLifeSet for transition-age youth; mentoring; and crisis services. The organization has been recognized by the Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. Learn more at YouthVillages.org.


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