Friday, November 30, 2018
New York, NY
38th Annual John Lennon Tribute
2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY
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Theatre Within in association with Music Without Borders, presents The 38th Annual John Lennon Tribute. A New York City tradition since 1981, the Tribute joyously celebrates John Lennon’s life, music, and timeless message of peace and love.
This year's Tribute honors Rosanne Cash, who will receive the 2018 "John Lennon Real Love Award” in recognition of her extraordinary artistic achievements and life-long commitment to social activism. As Yoko, has written for the printed program, "Like John, Rosanne has never been content to just be a hitmaker. She has been an outspoken activist against gun violence, urging her fellow country musicians to support gun control."
Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli will join Rosanne on stage at this year's Tribute for a duet of his heart-wrenching song, "By Degrees," which will be dedicated to John Lennon and all those impacted by gun violence. Ms. Cash will also play a set of her favorite John Lennon and Beatles songs.
The stellar line-up features Grammy Award-winner Marc Cohn, sixties icon Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods), veteran rocker Willie Nile, plus the dynamic female band BETTY, beloved folkies Pete & Maura Kennedy, guitar master Scott Sharrad (Greg Allman Band) and Music Director, Rich Pagano (Fab Faux).
This year's Tribute will celebrate "Lennon '68" and feature John Lennon classics from The White Album, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its release.
All proceeds benefit Theatre Within’s ongoing free workshops in creative expression and mindfulness at Gilda’s Club, NYC for children who have lost a parent to cancer and adult cancer survivors. For more details, visit http://www.lennontribute.org/.