Uptown Manhattan is about to get purified in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Carnegie Hall has announced the lineup for their annual spring fundraiser for music education, which this year will come in the form of a Prince tribute concert. The venerable New York venue has recruited the likes of the Roots, Talib Kweli, and Booker T. to pay their respects to the Minnesota musician at the March 7 event, which will benefit a variety of charities aiding youth-oriented music programs.
“Prince is one of the most prolific songwriters in my collection,” said organizer Michael Dorf in a statement. “He makes my Top 10 when I think about the artists who have truly shaped modern music.”
Among the other artists who’ll help honor the Purple Rain maven are Living Colour, Blind Boys of Alabama, DeVotchKa, and Madeleine Peyroux.