The final lineup has been revealed for the star-studded Van Morrison tribute concert taking place March 21 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Among the well-known artists who recently joined the bill are Todd Rundgren, Patti Smith, Darlene Love and David Johansen.
The event is the latest in a series of annual tribute concerts presented by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf and held at Carnegie Hall. Previously announced performers include Richard Marx, Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin, Bettye Lavette, Glen Hansard and Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon.
All of the proceeds from the concert will go to support various music-education programs for underprivileged children and young people.
Among the artists who have been the subject of previous “Music Of” shows: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.
In related news, a rehearsal concert for the Morrison tribute featuring unannounced artists taking part in the Carnegie Hall show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at the City Winery in New York.
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