COMING FEBRUARY 24:
A PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE CONCERT
Tickets for this concert are now SOLD OUT.
There are no more ticket reservations available. You can still make a donation to START FRESH, by clicking on the DONATION option on the EventBrite website, but making a donation will not give you a seat to the concert. If you already have a reservation, PLEASE check in at the reservations table at All Souls around7pm for the 7:30 concert. Because the show is sold out, we will start offering unclaimed reservations to our walk-up audience after 7:15. Please consider carpooling so that we can accommodate guests as conveniently as possible (If you can no longer attend, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible)
On February 24, 2017, Friday Night Folk at All Souls will host the 4th annual Pete Seeger Tribute concert concert, this year benefiting START FRESH, Inc. New London, a refugee resettlement organization responding to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the regional conflict in Syria.
“We at Start Fresh celebrate the lives of three families that have escaped the humanitarian crisis of war and now have homes here in New London. The continued goodwill of those that contribute time and money will make the way for other families to find a better life in our community.” – Start Fresh Co-leader Ron Ward
Many fine local acoustic musicians will gather to take turns sharing their versions of Pete’s songs, songs he loved, and songs about him, including Hugh Birdsall, The Carolans, Nick Evento, Kristen Graves, Golden Ratio, Geoff Kaufman, Ben & Nancy Parent, Ted Phillips, The Raging Grannies, and Baird Welch-Collins. Geoff Kaufman, who spent time with Pete over many years aboard the Hudson River sloop Clearwater, will emcee the evening as well as perform.
“For nearly 70 years as a performer, Pete Seeger has embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social comment, historical continuity, inclusiveness. The songs he has written, and those he has discovered and shared, have helped preserve our cultural heritage, imprinting adults and children with the sounds, traditions and values of our global past and present. A fearless warrior for social justice and the environment, Pete’s political activism – from the Civil Rights movement and anti-McCarthyism to resistance to fascism and the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East – has become the template for subsequent generations of musicians and ordinary citizens with something to say about the world.” – PeteSeegerMusic.com
Order your tickets HERE or make reservations by calling 860-443-0316.
Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10.
Concert starts at 7:30 PM.
Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Unity Hall at All Souls UU Congregation
19 Jay Street, New London, CT
You told us who you’d like to see at Friday Night Folk, and we listened!
Get ready for a great season of folk favorites, and a few new voices we think you’ll love!
PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE CONCERT – February 24 (This concert will benefit for START FRESH, Inc., the New London-based refugee resettlement organization responding to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the regional conflict based in Syria.)
ZOE LEWIS – March 24
RICHARD SHINDELL – April 21
THE JOHNSON GIRLS – May 12
Friday Night Folk concerts are held at:
ALL SOULS Unitarian Universalist Congregation
19 Jay Street
New London, CT
Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00PM