R&B singer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Jason Derulo will headline VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Hamptons Live benefit in Sagaponack on August 8.
Taking place at a private estate, the second annual event acknowledges the importance of music in the schools. Each year, the benefit brings together foundation supporters and tastemakers who are advocates of music as an important part of a comprehensive education.
“Music education played an important role throughout my childhood and is something that remains very close to my heart,” Derulo says. “I’m honored for the opportunity to team with VH1 Save The Music Foundation this summer in support of a cause that’s so dear to me.”
VH1 Save The Music Foundation Board Member Julie Macklowe and her husband, Billy, will co-chair the event with last year’s honoree, Charlie Walk (EVP, Republic Records) and wife Lauran.
“As VH1 Save The Music Foundation nears its 20th anniversary, our commitment to preserving music education in public schools is made possible by the support of our amazing community,” said Tom Calderone, the president of VH1. “We’re so grateful to host this event for the second year with the support of people like Jason, Julie, Billy, Charlie and Lauran.”
In addition to a performance by Derulo, DJs and couple Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis will be co-spinning at the event.
In 2014, Hamptons Live raised $350,000, which enabled a donation of Taylor guitars made locally to Bridgehampton School. Save the Music plans to make another community donation in conjunction with this year’s Hamptons Live event.
Tickets are $500 and up.