Woody Guthrie’s centennial celebration continues with upcoming concerts in Pennsylvania; New York and Washington, D.C., featuring Bob Weir, John Mellencamp, Jackson Brown, Ani DiFranco and Billy Bragg at select events.
The concerts are part of a year-long celebration made up of performances, conferences, festival tributes and programs. Brought to you by the Grammy Museum in partnership with the Guthrie Family/Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., and the Woody Guthrie Archives, events in the U.S., Canada, Germany and Austria are scheduled through November. The folk singer would have been 100 years old July 14.
The lineups for the three remaining “This Land Is Your Land Celebration Concerts” were recently announced.
Penn State University is celebrating on Sept. 8 with a conference, titled “Woody at 100: Woody’s Legacy To Working Men & Women,” in addition to the concert at Eisenhower Auditorium in University Park, Pa.
The concert lineup features Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman, Steve Forbert, Tom Paxton, Janis Ian, Toshi Reagon, Melanie, Sarah Jarosz and Ben Sollee.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Saint Augustine, Fla.
July 30, 2011
New York City’s Brooklyn College is also hosting a concert as well as a conference, titled “Welcome Back Woody: A Guthrie Centennial Celebration.” Both events take place Sept. 22.
Held at Brooklyn College’s Whitman Theater, the NYC concert includes performances from Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Billy Bragg, Tony Trischka, Steve Earle, The Klezmatics, John Cohen & The Dust Busters, Mike & Ruthy, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.
May 3, 2012
Lastly, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., is hosting its “This Land Is Your Land” show Oct. 14. Arlo Guthrie will be there along with John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder and Dan Gellert, Judy Collins, Donovan, Dropkick Murphys, Ani DiFranco, Tom Morello, Del McCoury with Tim O’Brien, Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmy LaFave, Joel Rafael, Rob Wasserman, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
Tickets to the Washington, D.C., show are available now to Kennedy Center members. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8 to the general public.
According to the Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration website, presale tickets for the Penn State and Brooklyn College shows will be onsale soon.
For more information please visit Woody100.com.