Melissa Etheridge, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren and Kenny Loggins will lead “The Music of Aretha Franklin” tribute concert, scheduled for March 6th at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Acclaimed Afrobeat act Antibalas will serve as house band for the 14th annual installment of Michael Dorf’s “Music of” series, which benefits music education organizations for underprivileged youth.
Living Colour, Glen Hansard, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal, Sarah Dash, Allen Stone and Bettye LaVette will also perform, and many additional artists will be announced soon. Dorf’s previous tribute shows have honored the music of Bill Withers, Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne, Paul Simon, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M., Neil Young, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.
The 14th Annual Tribute featuring “20 artists” performing the incredible songbook of Aretha Franklin.
Proceeds to benefits music education programs serving underprivileged youth.