The annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert will return this year for a special virtual 34th edition combining live and pre-recorded segments with performances from Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard and more. The New York City event will be streamed via Mandolin after having traditionally taken place at Carnegie Hall for many years.
Joining composer and artistic director Philip Glass, who once again curated this year’s lineup, will be Vedder, Bridgers, Howard, Valerie June, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Rubin Kodheli. More artists are expected to be announced shortly.
Set for Feb. 17, the concert will begin with a personal video message from His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
All proceeds support the work of Tibet House US, a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama to ensure the survival of the Tibetan civilization.
Throughout its rich history, the one-of-a-kind Tibet House US Benefit Concert has had hundreds of world-class artists participate including Alabama Shakes, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, David Bowie, Stephen Colbert, Lou Reed, Sharon Jones and more. All 33 of the concert’s editions have been sold out events and this year organizers hope to reach a global audience through the new virtual platform.
Tickets for this year’s special virtual concert are on sale now ranging from $25-$250. Also available now are unique sponsor level cyber-tables starting at $5,000. Head here for more information.