Warren Haynes to perform at 20th anniversary Little Kids Rock benefit next week

Gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik will be honored Ex-Allman Brothers Band singer/guitarist Warren Haynes is among the artists slated to perform at the 20th anniversary benefit for the Little Kids Rock charity, which will take place May 17 in New York City.

Little Kids Rock is a nonprofit with the goal of restoring and expanding music-education programs in public schools.

Also at the event gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik will be honored, respectively with the Peace & Freedom Award and the Rocker of the Year prize.

The event also will include performances from Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, pop singer Jon Secada and The Voice's season-three winner Cassadee Pope.

This year's benefit will be held at New York City's Terminal 5, beginning at 6 p.m. ET in May 17. Tickets and tables can be purchased now at LittleKidsRock.org.

To raise additional funds for Little Kids Rock, a silent auction will launch on Tuesday, May 10, at the organization's website.

Proceeds raised by the benefit and the auction will go toward funding Little Kids Rock programs, teacher training and instrument donations.

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