The first batch of performers have been announced for the star-studded Paul Simon tribute scheduled to take place on March 31 at New York City's famous Carnegie Hall. Among the artists slated to hit the stage at the concert, dubbed The Music of Paul Simon, are New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, Steely Dan touring guitarist Jon Herington, ex-Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, veteran soul singer Bettye LaVette and Joy Williams of the award-winning country duo The Civil Wars.
In all, the show will feature 20 artists performing 20 of the legendary singer/songwriter's compositions. Tickets for the concert can be purchased now at the Carnegie Hall box office and at CarnegieHall.org, while VIP packages are available at CarnegiePaulSimon.com.
Proceeds from the show will benefit music education programs for underprivileged youths. The event is the latest in a series of tribute shows organized by local entrepreneur Michael Dorf that have been held at Carnegie Hall and other Big Apple venues in recent years. Among the artists that have been the subject of previous events are The Rolling Stones, Prince, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who and Neil Young.
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