Barry Manilow kicking off music instrument drive for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Recording artist Barry Manilow performs onstage during the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A legendary singer-songwriter is allowing the public to trade new or gently used musical instruments for concert tickets.

Barry Manilow is bringing the Manilow Music Project to the students at the Oklahoma City Public School District.

The pop icon plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive.

Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument will receive two free tickets for Manilow’s April 14th show.

“I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.

The Chesapeake Energy Arena Box Office will be the base for the instrument drive in Oklahoma City.

The instrument drop off location at the Chesapeake Energy Arena is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The Oklahoma City Public School District is honored to be the recipient of the Manilow Music Project’s Instrument Drive,” said Rhonda Taylor, Fine and Performing Arts Director for Oklahoma City Public Schools.  “The biggest need in our visual and performing arts courses is for music instruments.  Through the generosity of Mr. Manilow’s foundation our music students will benefit by having increased accessibility to instruments. We have many students who are in need of instruments, this is a wonderful gift.”

Click here for more information on the Manilow Music Project.

Tickets for Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert are available online at or in person at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

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