The Music Of Aretha Franklin To Be Celebrated With All-Star Concert


Each year impresario Michael Dorf puts together an eclectic lineup to honor a musical legend at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The 2017 honoree will be 18-time Grammy Winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Aretha Franklin. Dorf has announced the initial lineup for The Music Of Aretha Franklin, which will be held on March 6.

The initial lineup includes house band Antibalas, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins, Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Sarah Dash, Glen Hansard, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Allen Stone and Bettye LaVette. Expect many more artists to be revealed soon.

March’s concert will be Dorf’s 14th annual tribute concert held at Carnegie Hall, with 100% of the net proceeds given to music education organizations for underprivileged youth. Michael Dorf has announced that over 1.3 million net dollars has been raised by the series to date. Previous benefits honored the music of 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.

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