New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Byrne And Talking Heads
To Be Celebrated With All-Star Carnegie Hall Concert With Perry Farrell, The Roots, Steve Earle, Beth Orton, And More, March 23
11th Annual Tribute Has Raised Over One-Million Dollars For Music
Education Programs For Underserved Youth
Today Michael Dorf announced that the music of David
Byrne and Talking Heads
will be celebrated with a special benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on March 23. The initial lineup includes Perry Farrell, The Roots, Bebel Gilberto, Steve Earle, Rufus
Wainwright, O.A.R., Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, Beth Orton
and Todd Snider. Additional names will be revealed soon.
Byrne and Talking Heads
event will be the 11th 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 million net dollars has been raised.
Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells
Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top
Forro in the Dark
Dorf's Carnegie Hall tribute concerts have become one of the must-see events of the NYC live music season. Previous sold-out concerts have honored the music of Paul Simon, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M., Neil Young, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Last year's sold-out show included performances from Mike Gordon
(Phish), Heart, Josh Ritter, and Judy Collins. One of the highlights of 2012's tribute to Prince
was a rare NYC appearance by D'Angelo, backed by house band The Roots. Bruce Springsteen
have also performed for unannounced encores in their own tributes.
The annual fundraiser has remained focused on important education programs provided by organizations such as Young Audiences New York, Little
Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, Mr. Holland's Opus and Grammy in the Schools.
Dorf is uniquely suited to create the impressive and eclectic rosters he assembles each year as a founder of two seminal NYC music venues: the Knitting Factory, which he started in 1987 and sold in 2002, and City Winery, which he founded in 2008 in NYC and now has locations in Chicago, Napa and Nashville. He has over 27 years of live programming for stages across the globe.
Working alongside Michael for the past 8 years is Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery's National
who overseeing the company's four current locations. As well, Ed Greer continues to be the Stage Production Manager of the series from inception.