The music of alt-rock legends R.E.M. is getting the all-star treatment on March 11 in New York at Carnegie Hall for The Music of...

The music of alt-rock legends R.E.M. is getting the all-star treatment on March 11 in New York at Carnegie Hall for The Music of R.E.M.

Bob Mould, Patti Smith, Throwing Muses with Kristen Hersh, Kimya Dawson, Ingrid Michaelson, Dar Williams, the Apples in Stereo, the Feelies, Keren Ann, Guster, Rhett Miller, Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power, Darius Rucker and Rachel Yamagata, with Calexico serving as the house band, are among the 20 artists that will all pay tribute to the rockers’ extensive catalog.

General tickets are $38; $48; $65; $90; and $125; VIP tickets are $275 and include an after-party with the artists at City Winery. The event is created and produced by New York music impressario Michael Dorf, who in 1987 co-founded the Knitting Factory.


Every year Dorf selects a music legend to pay tribute to in the annual “Music of” benefit concerts for the UJA¹s Music for Youth Foundation, a non-profit with its mission to identify, fund and lend experience to innovative programs that make quality music education available to underprivileged young people. Among the beneficiaries are the American Symphony Orchestra, the Church Street School for Music & Arts, and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Over the past years, Dorf has amassed an eclectic roster of talent to perform tunes by such musical giants as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen, who actually made a surprise appearance on his night.