Bruce Springsteen Archives to Present ‘American Music Honors’ show at Monmouth University Honoring Steve Van Zandt, Darlene Love and Sam Moore
The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music will honor E Street Band member, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, political activist, music educator, and best-selling author Stevie Van Zandt; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary soul artist Sam Moore of the ‘60s soul duo, Sam & Dave; longtime pop/soul singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love; and country/blues/rock singer-songwriter and social commentator Steve Earle at its inaugural American Music Honors event, to be held April 15, 2023 on the campus of its home, Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.
Hosted by Jon Stewart, award presenters include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, E Street Band member Garry Tallent, and Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
“American Music Honors aims to celebrate those artists who have demonstrated artistic excellence, creative integrity, and a longstanding commitment to the value of music in our national consciousness,” said Robert Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. “All of our inaugural honorees are worthy of acknowledgment and appreciation.”
Van Zandt and his Disciples of Soul are also set to perform as the house band, directed by Marc Ribler and including “performances by our honorees and special guests,” according to the Archives website.
“This event showcases the ‘American Music’ part of our name and mission,” added Monmouth University president and board chair of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, Dr. Patrick Leahy. “By honoring American music greats, such as those named today, and by creating dynamic education and public programs, along with major museum exhibitions, we make valuable contributions to the understanding and importance of American music in our lives.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 13. Ticket information is available on the Archives’ website, https://springsteenarchives.org