For Pete’s Sake concert February 23 to benefit IASC
On February 23, Friday Night Folk at All Souls will host our 5th annual Pete Seeger tribute concert, this year benefiting IASC, New London’s Immigration and Advocacy Support Center. Said IASC Director Mike Doyle: “We are incredibly grateful to Friday Night Folk and every person who helps us fight for immigrant rights. Without this kind of support, we could not serve those in need, and the need grows by the week. We are beyond capacity. Over the past six months 1.2 million immigrants have been put at risk for deportation, but with organizations like IASC at their side, they can fight back and win. We are energized anew by Friday Night Folks’ support!”
Local musicians donating their talents include Sherwood, The Carolans, Nick Evento, Jim Carpenter, Kate Callahan, Kristen Graves, Dan Spurr and Liz Larson, Geoff Kaufman, Bil Groth, and Sue Frankewicz. The performers will take turns sharing Pete’s songs, songs he loved, and songs about him. 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, Pete Seeger embodied the ideals of folk music – social comment, historical continuity, inclusiveness. His songs help 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 to resistance to fascism – has become the template for subsequent generations of musicians and ordinary citizens with something to say about the world.– excerpted from PeteSeegerMusic.com
Order your tickets HERE or make reservations by calling 860-443-0316. Reservations are needed. Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $20.
Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
Unity Hall at All Souls UU Congregation
19 Jay Street, New London, CT
More Friday Night Folk Concerts coming up: Celticity March 16, Jerron “Blindboy Paxton” April 20, Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves (CT State Troubadours) May 11.