Published on March 7th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Looking For A Concert Tonight In New York City? Then You Must Go To THIS One At Carnegie Hall!
A fixture of the New York City music scene for over 30 years, Michael Dorf started the concert venue known as The Knitting Factory. He later founded the Digital Club Network, which was one of the first online services to stream concerts online. In 2008, Dorf started City Winery in New York, which has since expanded to also have locations in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, and Boston; City Winery is not just an upscale concert venue, but also a proper winery with a quality-oriented restaurant menu.
Dorf’s successes have also been as a philanthropist. He is a chairman and board member of various organizations, including Newport Festivals, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Jewish Week publication. But further of note are Dorf’s annual tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, which have cumulatively raised over $1.5 million for causes related to music education and underprivileged youth. This year’s Carnegie-based tribute is focused on legendary British band (and Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers) Led Zeppelin, as taking place tonight on Perelman Stage of Stern Auditorium.
Notable about Dorf’s star-studded tribute shows is that their dress rehearsals are generally held open to the public. Yesterday at New York’s City Winery, Dorf hosted many of the performers of The Music Of Led Zeppelin as they ran through the songs they would be performing at full volume. Among those on-hand for the warm-up concert were Living Colour, Matthew Sweet, Joseph Arthur, Ayron Jones, Jackie Greene, Lez Zeppelin’s Shannon Conley, and Son Little. In addition to those performers, scheduled to perform tonight at Carnegie Hall are O.A.R., The Zombies, My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan, Patty Smyth, Bettye LaVette, Erika Wennerstrom, and Nicole Atkins, with some surprises reportedly planned.
More information on Dorf and this year’s event can be found online at www.citywinery.com.