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Billy Joel’s first SoFi Concert Series concert is at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Billy Joel's first SoFi Concert Series concert is at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Double the icons! Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks will bring piano and gold dust to SoFi Concert Series

The first of the many concerts that promises to bring a much-needed jolt of excitement to the SoFi Concert Series can be seen at 7 p.m. March 23, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

It’s a performance from Billy Joel, featuring many of his band’s biggest hits, and is being called the biggest and brightest so far by critics.

Other performers to headline the series, which is called “The SoFi Concert Series,” are Patti Smith, Patti LaBelle and Michael Feinstein of the group the Carole King/Stevie Nicks tribute act Starchild, who will play before Joel.

“The New Mexico Museum of Natural History is really an incredible place to hold concerts,” said SoFi president-CEO George R. Fisher. “It’s been home to some of the great guitar music of the past, and the people involved in it are just as creative as the music they make.

“It’s a wonderful venue for what we’re trying to do. It’s not just another piano bar. To have two great jazz musicians like Patti Smith and Michael Feinstein perform before a rock legend like Billy Joel is really a first in SoFi Concert Series, and a great addition to our overall mission.”

The concerts have been a hit in the past, with Joel performing at the Denver Jazz Festival, the Great American Music Hall, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which draws in thousands of jazz fans to the city.

But even the most well-read music critic can’t fully write his or her way through all of the music that’s released each year by the various musicians that appear at the SoFi Concert Series.

“I always tell myself, I can’t judge a book by its cover, and this time I can’t judge a concert by its score, either. That’s the way I prefer to look at it,” said the pop music critic and professor of music journalism at UCLA, David Nathan.

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