Michael Dorf is up to his old tricks again: producing spectacular multi-artist events in homage to one legendary artist. Dorf, who founded the Knitting Factory in 1987, has put on four thus far: “The Music of Joni Mitchell,” “The Music of Bob Dylan,” “The Music of Bruce Springsteen,” and “The Music of Elton John.” Held at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, the events have been a resounding success with proceeds going to organizations like Music for Youth. His latest effort is perhaps his most ambitious.

Billed as I’m Not There: In Concert, the November 3 event is a celebration of Todd Haynes’ new Dylan movie of the same name. While the film’s release has been highly anticipated—five actors portray Dylan including Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Christian Bale—the accompanying soundtrack has also garnered a lot of press. A double-disc of 33 Dylan covers form a who’s who of indie rock (with a few legends thrown in), it seems to have laid the foundation for the evening’s roster. Those on the compilation slated to perform include Jim James, Calexico, Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, Mason Jennings, John Doe, Mark Lanegan, and Lee Ranaldo & the Million Dollar Bashers. Other artists, not on the soundtrack, scheduled on the bill include the Roots, Joe Henry, Michelle Shocked, Al Kooper, and J Mascis.

Ticket prices for I'm Not There: In Concert range from $1,000 (platinum V.I.P) down to $80 (upper balcony). One hundred percent of the net proceeds will benefit 826 National and 826 Valencia, non-profit organizations that help students ages 6-18 with expository and creative writing skills. —Josh Baron