Seeger Fest! Celebrating the Music and Life of Pete & Toshi
Seeger Fest, a free five-day celebration of the music and life of Pete and Toshi Seeger will take place July 17 -21 in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Organized by the Seegers’ grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, the festivities will include: concerts, film screenings, boat rides, and a photo exhibit.
The strong support and abiding friendship Pete and Toshi shared with Lincoln Brigade will be honored at the Memorial Program at the Bardovan Opera House in Poughkeepsie, as well as during the Memorial Concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, NYC . During the Memorial Program on July 18, John Fisher, son of Lincoln Brigade veteran Harry Fisher, will speak on Pete and Harry’s friendship and about the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. At the Memorial Concert on July 20, The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus will perform a rendition of “Viva La Quince Brigada”, with a short introduction to the International Brigades by John Fisher.
For details and information of the 5-day event visit www.SeegerFest.com
A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger – July 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park: West 62nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves.), New York, NY
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Performers and speakers include:
Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, Paul Winter Consort, Martha Redbone, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, Guy Davis, Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters, David Amram with Adira & Alana Amram, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Emma’s Revolution, Kim & Reggie Harris, Mike + Ruthy with Penny Bossom-Seeger, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Roland Mousaa with Kristen Graves, The Vanaver Caravan, The New York Labor Chorus, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Hudson River Sloop Singers, ESP featuring Bernardo Palombo, Magpie, The Owens Brothers with Jeff Haynes, Betty & The Baby Boomers, Work o’ the Weavers, The Almanac Trail and Jacob Bernz & Sarah Armour plus speakers including Fred Hellerman of The Weavers, George Wein, and Michael Moore.