Each year impresario Michael Dorf puts together an eclectic lineup to honor a musical legend or band at Carnegie Hall in New York City. As reported, the 2018 honorees will be iconic rockers Led Zeppelin. Dorf has added a jam-heavy batch of acts to the lineup for The Music Of Led Zeppelin, which will be held on March 7.
The big news is the return of Bustle In Your Hedgerow, a supergroup featuring Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz formed in 2003 that hasn’t shared the stage as Bustle since 2016. Bustle is one of the additions announced today. Another is the recently revived moe.. Chanteuse Nicole Atkins will sing her heart out, while multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene has also been added to the bill. Joseph Arthur, Son Little and Patty Smyth fill out the list of acts revealed today.
A house band will be led by Tony Shanahan of Patti Smith’s band and will also include Jackie Greene, Andy York, Andy Burton and Dennis Diken. Previously-announced performers for the benefit are Bettye LaVette, The Zombies, Living Colour, The London Souls, J Mascis, Orianthi and Richie Sambora, O.A.R., Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards and Brian Wheat of Tesla.
March’s concert will be Dorf’s 15th annual tribute concert held at Carnegie Hall, with 100% of the net proceeds given to music education organizations for underprivileged youth. Michael Dorf previously announced that over 1.3 million net dollars has been raised by the series through early 2017. Past benefits honored the music of Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M., Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and others.
Tickets are on sale now via MusicOf.org.