Celebrate Love, Life and Lennon

Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute charity concert joyfully celebrates John Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love, social justice and activism.

This year’s Tribute will feature a special performance by Natalie Merchant, who will be honored with the 2019 John Lennon Real Award. Recent honorees include Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith and Donovan.

“With her beautiful songs, social activism, and support of charitable causes, Natalie Merchant has truly brightened our world and our hearts. Natalie’s outspokenness on the environment, domestic violence, and special-needs children shines light on these vitally important issues. I am so happy that Theatre Within is honoring her with this year’s John Lennon Real Love Award.” — Yoko Ono

Proceeds from the long-running Tribute help fund Theatre Within’s ongoing free workshops, including the John Lennon Real Love Project songwriting workshop, at Gilda's Club, NYC for children who have lost a parent to cancer and adult cancer survivors

Staring in the spring of 2020, in commemoration of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, Theatre Within will offer the John Lennon Real Love Project to public schools and libraries in the New York tri-state area.

Jesse Colin Young
“Get Together”



”Mind games”


Tribute all-stars
Jackson browne,
taj mahal, More

marc cohn
”i’ll cry insteaD”


Martin Sexton
”Dear Prudence” 


John Lennon Real Love
Award Honorees

Roseanne Cash, 2018

Roseanne Cash, 2018

Tribute Press


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