Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018

Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Neil Diamond and Micky Dolenz

Courtesy of Joe Melendez

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) honor this year’s selection of Lifetime Achievement Awards in the third annual Great Performances special.

Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John Williams, New Orleans funk band The Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards. Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018 premieres Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV 

This year’s all-star concert honors Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, The Meters, Hal Blaine, Emmylou Harris, and Louis Jordan. Additional Special Merit Awards honorees celebrated include Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and John Williams, who are this year's Trustees Award honorees, and Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, who are the Technical GRAMMY Award recipients. Also being honored is Melissa Salguero, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award. A new roster of current artists gather to perform tributes to the music of the 2018 honorees.