Patti Smith and Iggy Pop perform at the Tibet House US Benefit Concert in 2017
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Tibet House US Benefit Concert 2020: Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Phoebe Bridgers & More Confirmed
Tibet House US, the nonprofit educational institution and cultural embassy founded by the Dalai Lama, has announced the lineup for its annual, long-running benefit concert, which returns to Carnegie Hall in New York City Feb. 26, 2020, for its 33rd annual event. The lineup for next year's show includes punk pioneers and GRAMMY nominees Iggy Pop and Patti Smith, soul singer and five-time GRAMMY nominee Bettye LaVette, 2018 Best New Artist nominee Margo Price and many others. Legendary composer Philip Glass, a four-time GRAMMY nominee, curated the lineup and serves as the event's artistic director.
Excited to announce that @MissMargoPrice, @phoebe_bridgers, @IggyPop, Patti Smith, Matt Berninger of @TheNational, @OnlyAnExpert, @BettyeLaVette, @tenzinchoegyal and more will join @PhilipGlass for @tibethouseus #TibetBenefit2020 on 2/26. Get your tix now! https://t.co/myklOn3Kgk pic.twitter.com/CpjlDBMxOR
— Tibet House US (@tibethouseus) December 4, 2019
Also joining the show are Matt Berninger, frontman for indie/alternative rock band The National, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, musician/activist Jesse Paris Smith and Tenzin Choegyal, a Tibetan artist and cultural ambassador. More artists will be announced soon.
One of the longest-running charity events of its kind, the Tibet House US Benefit Concert is widely known for its unique musical collaborations and solo performances. Past artists and performers include David Bowie, Carly Simon, Alabama Shakes, Paul Simon, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs and many others.
Proceeds from the concert benefit Tibet House US, which works to "ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture," according to the organization's website.