Dodger Stadium is no stranger to big music names. Furthermore, with Paul McCartney already announced; the Dodgers will roll out another huge name in July. Now, the occasion is the 5th Anniversary Blue Diamond Gala which will take place on Wednesday, June 12th at Chavez Ravine.
The superstar announced to perform that evening is none other than Bruno Mars. However, what is the Blue Diamond Gala all about? This is from the press release from the team:
Since inception, LADF has invested over $25 million into the Los Angeles community in the form of direct programs and grant making to local organizations, impacting millions of children. Proceeds from the Blue Diamond Gala will directly impact LADF’s Dodgers RBI, and Dodgers Dreamfields programs. Past Blue Diamond galas have contributed to strengthened infrastructure, growth in programs, and increased fundraising. LADF now serves more than 10,000 youth through Dodgers RBI, and impacts over 300,000 youth through Dodgers Dreamfields – with 24 of 50 fields completed in the last five years alone. LADF has pledged to build an additional 25 fields in the next 15 years.
From Official Press Release on Bruno Mars
Eleven-time GRAMMY Award winner and twenty seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee Bruno Marsis a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold over 200 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.Mars recently swept the 60thAnnual GRAMMY Awards, taking home seven awards including Album of the Year (24K Magic), Record of the Year (“24K Magic”), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Song (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Album (24K Magic), and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (24K Magic).
“We are so proud to be marking the fifth anniversary of our Blue Diamond Gala, an event that has continued to flourish each year, and raise funds for the instrumental work that the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is doing in our communities,” said Mark Walter, Dodger owner and chairman of the LADF Board. “We knew we had to bring in an absolute superstar to celebrate this occasion, and having Bruno Mars headlining the gala is above and beyond what we could have hoped for. We know this will be our most memorable event yet.”
Also, in case you aren’t a huge Bruno fan; here you are with one of his hits.
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