The 14th Annual Tribute featuring "20 artists" performing the incredible songbook of Aretha Franklin.

Proceeds to benefits music education programs serving underprivileged youth.

Performed by

  • CEELO GREEN
  • BETTYE LAVETTE
  • SAM MOORE
  • LEDISI
  • MELISSA ETHERIDGE
  • KENNY LOGGINS
  • TODD RUNDGREN
  • NAOMI SHELTON
  • SARAH DASH
  • GLEN HANSARD
  • RHIANNON GIDDENS
  • ANTIBALAS
  • LIVING COLOUR
  • ALLEN STONE
  • RICHARD THOMPSON
  • TAJ MAHAL & DEVA MAHAL
  • G.LOVE

More artists to be announced * lineup subject to change

Please visit Carnegie Hall's website directly to purchase G/A tickets starting at $48-160.

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  • VIP TICKET, BEST SEATS AND AFTERPARTY AT CITY WINERY
    $325

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    This package includes best seats available in the house - private box loge seating in the First and Second Tier at Carnegie Hall on March 6th. Plus you're on the list for the very special after-party at City Winery following the concert.
  • SOUL QUEEN VIP PACKAGE
    $1,000

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    Entitles you to a seat at an exclusive, 50 person, 5-course dinner party with the artists at City Winery the night the rehearsals (March 5). Enjoy the show that evening and then immerse yourself on March 6th, with best seats in the house for the show. Then it’s back to City Winery for the after-party!

  • ROCK STEADY VIP PACKAGE
    $3,000

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    Entitles you to a seat at an exclusive, 50 person, 5-course dinner party with the artists at City Winery the night the rehearsals (March 5). Enjoy the show that evening and then immerse yourself on March 6th, with full access for the soundcheck at Carnegie Hall and the best seats in the house for the show. Then it’s back to City Winery for the after-party! This package includes a sign poster by all participating artists. (Only ten packages avail)

  • RESPECT PACKAGE
    $10,000

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    Get full access for two to both the rehearsal show on March 5th at City Winery and at Carnegie Hall on March 6th. This include a pair of tickets to a 5-course dinner party with the artists at City Winery the night the rehearsals (March 5). Enjoy the show that evening and then immerse yourself on March 6th, with full backstage access for the soundcheck at Carnegie Hall and the best seats in the house for the show and get to be on stage at Carnegie Hall with all of the artists for the finale. Then it’s back to City Winery for the after-party! This package includes a sign poster by all participating artists.
 

CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SHOWS TO SEE THE AMAZING PERFORMERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE STAGE OVER THE PAST 14 YEARS

news

  • NY TIMES : Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Set for Carnegie Hall

    There is only one Aretha Franklin — the kind of superstar vocalist nonpareil who, at 74, can deliver a high-intensity, nearly five-minute rendition of the national anthem before a football game wearing a fur coat and a Detroit Lions beanie.

    It’s in celebration of such a singular figure that fellow musicians including Bettye LaVette, Rhiannon Giddens, Glen Hansard, Melissa Etheridge and Kenny Loggins will gather for a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on March 6.

    The Brooklyn Afrobeat group Antibalas will serve as the house band for the concert; Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Sarah Dash, Taj Mahal, Living Colour and Allen Stone are also scheduled to perform. (Ms. Franklin, however, is not on the bill.)

    The show honoring Ms. Franklin’s music was organized by Michael Dorf, a founder of the Knitting Factory and City Winery, whose yearly tribute shows have also recognized Bill Withers, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Prince, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. (Last year’s show, for David Bowie, was announced just before the singer’s death, and transformed into a memorial of sorts.)

    “The Music of Aretha Franklin” will be Mr. Dorf’s 14th annual tribute concert, with proceeds benefiting music education organizations for underprivileged youth. Tickets are available via musicof.org.

     

    DEC. 7, 2016

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/arts/music/aretha-franklin-tribute-concert-set-for-carnegie-hall.html

  • Michael Dorf Present the Music of Aretha Franklin

    On March 6, 2017, we will be presenting the 14th annual “Music of” tribute at Carnegie Hall, honoring the song book Ms. Aretha Franklin. All net profits raised by this show are donated to music education programs, serving underprivileged youth. 

     

    We are very proud to say that so far, we have raised over $1.5 million NET dollars for music education by giving to worthy organizations such as Little Kids Rock, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Young Audiences, ASOMusic Notes, Grammy in the Schools, and Church Street School for Music & Art and others over the past 11 years.

     

     

    Past tributes have all sold-out and included the Music of Bill Withers, Talking Heads , Prince, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Elton John, REM, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul Simon and most recently David Bowie.

     

    We look forward to seeing you all there.

     

    Michael Dorf, Producer.

    Shlomo Lipetz, Associate Producer

  • Rolling Stone : Melissa Etheridge, Ann Wilson Lead Aretha Franklin Tribute Show

    Melissa EtheridgeHeart'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. 

    This year's dazzling, sold-out Bowie tribute featured performances from the Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe, Pixies, Debbie Harry, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson and Mumford & Sons, among others. Longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti helped form the house band with Spiders From Mars drummer Mick "Woody" Woodmansey.

    Dorf's tribute nights have raised over $1.3 million for music education programs including Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, The Center for Arts Education, TON, Grammy in the Schools and the D'Addario Foundation.

    In August, Franklin canceled a handful of concerts following a recommendation for rest by her doctors. The soul legend performs next in Chicago on December 17th. 

    By Ryan Reed

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/melissa-etheridge-ann-wilson-lead-aretha-franklin-tribute-show-w454352

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Artists

Beneficiaries

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture &emdash; from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals.

www.grammy.org

FIXING INSTRUMENTS FOR KIDS IN SCHOOLS

FIKS is there to fix broken and discarded instruments and get them to be used by the students in poor schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The schools are identified by music teachers in the actual schools with the funds going directly to technicians who fix the instruments.

www.yany.org

Church Street School of Music and Art

Church Street School for Music & Art is the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan serving as a community center supporting a diverse audience with affordable arts programming. The process oriented approach facilitates music education through skill building and development of technique in performance.

www.churchstreetschool.org

THE ORCHESTRA NOW

An innovative training orchestra at Bard College which does outreach and concerts to middle school and high-schools in the NY metro area. In addition, TON supports a number of scholorships to bring in aspiring teachers to integrate into their broader curriculums.

http://theorchestranow.org/

THE CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

CAE is dedicated to ensuring that all NYC public school students have quality arts learning as an essential part of their K-12 education and is the only organization in New York supporting all arts disciplines with in-school residencies, professional development, and active public engagement and advocacy efforts.

www.caenyc.org

LITTLE KIDS ROCK

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. This is achieved by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs.

www.littlekidsrock.org

D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION

The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The D'Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change. .

http://www.daddariofoundation.org

SONIC ARTS FOR ALL

Sonic Arts for All! (SAFA!) is a new non-profit organization that promotes the hands-on, creative use of music technology in both academic, after-school, community center, and other non-traditional settings. We work primarily with elementary, middle, and high school students in NYC, but others are welcome too. SAFA! is the first of its kind: a mobile educational recording studio and music technology workspace. By outfitting a mobile van with state of the art equipment and teaching artists able to facilitate after school classes and workshops in all five boroughs, our goal is to reach all of New York City’s kids and other creative artists, regardless of neighborhood or economic background.

http://www.sonicartsforall.org

Midori & Friends

Day by day, for 25 years, Midori and Friends inspires passion in their students, sparks their imagination, and empowers them through life-changing musical experiences. From the classroom to the stage, the young students develop into confident individuals who realize that no dream is beyond their reach. Midori has reached over 250,000 young people since starting in 1992.

www.midoriandfriends.org

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