ASYM honoring Brian Wilson as trailblazer

Benefit concert and awards ceremony set for Aug. 22

The American Society of Young Musicians' 17th annual benefit concert and awards, to be held Aug. 22 at the Music Box@Fonda Theater in Hollywood, will honor Brian Wilson with its Trailblazer Award.

The organization will also hand out its Rock Icon Awards to hard rock band Aerosmith. Longtime recording exec Russ Regan will be recognized with the Musicians Advocate Award, while Bobby Womack will be toasted with the Rhythm & Blues Award.

The group will honor J. Holiday with a Favorite Male R&B Award, Tea Leaf Green with a Favorite Grassroots Band Award, and Joey Sommerville with its All That Jazz Award.

The evening, hosted by Sam Phillips, will benefit ASYM's Musicians Development and Support Fund.