Download a copy of the flyer here.
Sunday; May 3, 2009; 3:00 p.m.
1538 Laurel Avenue
Jubilee Community Arts presents “For Pete’s Sake, Sing!” on Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, in honor of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. There will be concerts in honor of Pete that day throughout the United States and around the world.
The concert and sing-along songfest at the Laurel Theater will feature Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Nancy Brennan-Strange, the trio of Dan Gammon, Steve Horton and George Reynolds, and the Carawan family. All are longtime Knoxville musicians much influenced by the singing and work of Pete Seeger.
Pete Seeger is a legendary folk singer, humanitarian and ambassador for peace and social justice. He uses his prowess as a musician to engage other people from all walks of life and across generations in causes to build a more peaceful and civilized world. His singing has been at the forefront of the history of labor solidarity, the growth of the mass effort to end the Vietnam war, the ban of nuclear weapons, work for international diplomacy, support of the Civil Rights Movement, for cleaning up the Hudson River and for environmental responsibility in general. His music and life’s work have been an inspiration to generations, and on May 3, thousands of people around the world are coming together to join voices for peace, justice, the environment, and to honor his spirit, courage and integrity.
Admission to “For Pete’s Sake, Sing!” is $5.
The Highlander Center is co-sponsor of the event. Pete and Toshi Seeger are longtime friends and supporters of Highlander. See you there!
Download a flyer for the concert here (PDF, 79kb).