On March 3rd, The Tibet House US Benefit Concert will make its annual return with a jam packed line up. This event will be a virtual celebration of artistic director and composer Philip Glass’ 85th birthday.
This year’s benefit will showcase Glass’ expert curation of artists, while also having special greetings from punk rock legend Iggy Pop and Joy Division founder, Bernard Sumner. The diverse line up includes performances from Keanu Reeves, Trey Anatasio, Gogol Bordello, Laurie Anderson, Margo Price, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Angélique Kidjo, Punch Brothers, The Fiery Furnaces, Tenzin Choegyal, Rubin Kodheli, The Scorchio Quartet as well as special greetings by Iggy Pop, and Bernard Sumner.
New additions to the lineup as of February 9 include Queens’ own Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Stephen Colbert, Jesse Paris Smith and Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Additional artists will continue to be announced.
The Tibet House is a non profit educational institution and cultural embassy that was formed at the request of the Dalai Lama in 1987. It strives to share and preserve Tibetan culture through educational programs and events for the general public.
Over the years, the Tibet House US Benefit concerts have been a massive success, with previous concerts having artists like David Bowie, FKA Twigs and Phoebe Bridgers. The biggest and brightest names in the music industry continue to lend their voices to the institution to help with their cause.
The virtual event will be live streamed on Mandolin at 8 PM EST and tickets, along with additional information, can be found on their website. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the work of Tibet House US.