The Carnegie Hall stage is reserved for legends only. In 1985, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Melle Mel made history as the first hip-hop artists to ever to perform at the historic venue. 27 years later, Jay-Z will join the ranks of those immortalized by gracing its hallowed stage.
In his most intimate performances in years, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will headline the first ever hip-hop focused series at Carnegie Hall, in the Stern Auditorium, raising millions for the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation on February 6, 2012 at 8:00pm and February 7, 2012 at 9:30pm. Concert goers will get a once in a lifetime experience as Jay-Z takes the stage at the New York landmark to raise dollars that will help boost on-time graduation rates in underserved New York City schools and put college within reach for low-income students across the five boroughs.
For those feeling generous, Private ticket packages will go on sale Monday, December 12th. For information on these private sales, please visit www.unitedwaynyc.org or www.shawncartersf.com. —Robbie Sokolowsky