Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation works to help provide arts education to children nationwide, and over the weekend, he raised $1.4 million more for the cause. Josh’s fourth annual Find Your Light Gala, held in Half Moon Bay, CA, featured performances from Sarah McLachlan and Ben Folds, as well as from Josh himself, who performed with kids from local arts programs. The event honored the legendary Tony Bennett and his wife for their lifelong work in helping arts education. Josh has performed with Bennett a number of times, including on the 2011 album Duets II. Sarah, Josh’s former tour mate, joins him on his current album Bridges for a duet on the Snow Patrol song “Run.”
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Wow. It’s taken me a few days to digest the wonderful night we had at our 4th @fylfoundation gala held at the beautiful Half Moon Bay resort. Each year we’ve done our best to raise money and spread the word about the urgency for and necessity of an arts education. Each year we’ve grown and found more solid footing and this year we really hit it out of the park and grew into our big clothes. The generosity in the room and on the stage was astounding. From the incredible kids at @oaktownjazz absolutely laying it down to get the evening going, the equally wonderful @youngmusiciansco singing their hearts out…to my dear brilliant friends @murkanpianist and @officialsarahmclachlan lending their vocal and piano prowess. For me, personally it meant so much to honor @itstonybennett and his wife Susan who have been extraordinary in their work with @etmla, @etmonline and @franksinatraschoolofthearts. Tony even sang a few bars of I Left My Heart In San Francisco at the podium which of course brought the house down. This year we grossed 1.4 million dollars, smashing our previous years and taking us to a whole new level for the future. So many countless programs and students will “find their light” because of this kindness. I’m more motivated than ever to watch this foundation grow and to help as many programs and students as humanly possible. Huge thanks to all the volunteers, musicians (?? @ruslanpiano??), ?@halleckvineyard?, auction winners, teachers, my family who work tirelessly and special shout out to my brother @mr_groboto for crafting a brilliant short film about what we do which you can watch at FYLF.org. Now more than ever we need what the arts bring to our lives. Thank you for believing with us!!
Wow. It’s taken me a few days to digest the wonderful night we had at our 4th fylfoundation gala held at the beautiful Half Moon Bay resort. Each year we’ve done our best to raise money… https://t.co/UtDZphn2zb
— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 7, 2019