Patti Smith to Receive John Lennon Real Love Award at 37th Annual Tribute

September 20, 2017
Patti Smith

USA Today

Patti Smith is set to receive the John Lennon Real Love Award at the 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute.

The Tribute, held by the Theatre Within, is a celebration of Lennon’s music and life’s work toward peace and social justice; Smith will receive the Real Love Award for her dedication to a similar goal.

At the event, she’ll be performing a selection of John Lennon and Beatles songs while multiple artists (yet to be announced) will perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in full to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary.

You can catch Smith’s “Oh Yoko!” cover at the Beacon Theatre’s 2010 Tribute below, as dug up by Rolling Stone.

The Yoko Ono-sanctioned event will take place on December 1 at New York City’s Symphony Space, and its proceeds will help support the Theatre Within’s free workshops for those who’ve been affected by cancer in any way.