Jay-Z to Play Carnegie Hall for Charity

  /  12.08.2011


Jay-Z has performed at New York landmarks including Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden, and now he’s headed to Carnegie Hall. The hip-hop superstar has announced two concerts at the legendary venue to raise money for charity.

Billed as one of his most intimate performances in years, the shows will take place at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium on February 6 at 8:00 p.m and February 7 at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, raising dollars to 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.

“It’s every artist’s dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall,” stated Jay-Z. “The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.”

Private ticket packages will go on sale December 12. Additionally, a limited number of single tickets will be offered to the public starting January 30 at 11:00 a.m.


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