Paul McCartney Star-Studded Tribute Concert Coming to Carnegie Hall

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The Music Of Paul McCartney will be the subject of the 2023 edition of the “Music Of” fundraising performance, the 18th annual event produced by live music entrepreneur Michael Dorf. The star-studded lineup for the concert, to be held on March 15 at New York’s Carnegie Hall, includes Graham Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Merchant, Peter Asher, Christopher Cross, Wings co-founder Denny Laine, and Lyle Lovett. The musical director is Steve Jordan.

Previous “Music Of” tributes have spotlighted the work of Carly Simon, Prince, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, and David Byrne, among others. Every year, the tributes have sold out and contributed 100% of the net proceeds, totally more than $1.6 million to music education programs for underserved youth.

The 2023 edition celebrates McCartney’s legacy with live performances from his vast songwriting catalog. A variety of ticket packages ranging from $55 for general admission, to $375 for one of the best seats in the house with a ticket to the afterparty, to some in the low four- and five-figures with even more unique benefits, are available at

Other announced performers include Bettye LaVette, Glen Hansard, Hamilton Leithauser, Sammy Rae, Jonathan Russell of The Head and the Heart, Lake Street Dive, Sammy Rae, Allison Russell, Ingrid Michaelson, the Cactus Blossoms, Shovels & Rope, and the Resistance Revival Chorus.

From the announcement: McCartney’s music has been bringing people together for decades as a member of the Beatles, Wings, and an acclaimed solo artist. His tender ballads, frisky rockers, and his always reflective and deeply insightful lyrics have soundtracked the lives of many generations over six decades. The era-defining two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and singer-songwriter’s astounding career includes having written or co-written a record 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100.

“What an honor to work with one of the greatest singer/songwriters in history and have him interested in our annual show at Carnegie Hall,” said Dorf, the founder of City Winery, which is in many U.S. cities. “We have missed doing this during the pandemic and looking forward to this special night.”

Related: Our review of the 2017 edition, A Celebration of the Music Of Jimmy Webb

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