New York's 92Y - An Evening of Discussion with John Mellencamp

For more than 130 years, New York's 92nd Street Y has brought the world's finest minds and most intriguing public figures to its stage. The roster of names includes world leaders, including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Lech Walesa; entertainers, including Larry David, Alec Baldwin Paul Newman, Meryl Streep and; musicians, including Paul McCartney, Rosanne Cash, Tony Bennett, and Billy Joel; writers, including T.S. Elliot, Allen Ginsburg, Tom Stoppard and Norman Mailer; scientists, including Eric Kandel, Roslyn Yarrow and James Watson; and business leaders, including Steve Ballmer, Meg Whitman and Jack Welch. On Monday, March 28th, John Mellencamp's name will be added to that distinguished roster of 92nd Street Y speakers as he discusses his life and varied career in music that has spanned more than 35 years.

Here is how 92Y is describing the event: John Mellencamp discusses his life and varied career in music that has spanned more than 35 years. The moderator for the evening will be Rolling Stone Magazine's senior editor David Fricke. Fricke was the writer of John's 1986 Rolling Stone cover story and was also present for the Memphis No Better Than This sessions. During his career, Mellencamp has transitioned from pre-fab pop idol to one of the most highly regarded mature songwriters of a generation, releasing 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units. He has been nominated for 13 Grammys, was a recipient of Billboard's Century Award, ASCAP Foundation's Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Q's Classic Songwriter Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mellencamp has amassed 22 Top 40 hits and holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. The social activism reflected in his songs was one of the key catalysts that launched Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. The unique instrumentation of his band and overall approach is widely credited with being the forbear of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.

To purchase tickets please visit the 92Y website

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

Date & Time: Monday, March 28th @ 8:00pm

Price: $35.00 Premium Orchestra LKC / $29.00 Regular Orchestra LKC