The music of Aretha Franklin will be celebrated with a special benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 6. The event is produced by Michael Dorf.
Aretha Franklin is an award-winning vocalist. The initial program 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, with many more artists to be revealed soon.
The Music of Aretha Franklin event 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.
Many of Aretha Franklin’s most significant recordings are collected in a 19-CD box titled The Atlantic Albums Collection.
Tickets and more details at www.musicof.org