Lincoln Center Local At Montclair Library: Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

Montclair Public Library’s Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings series continues with an outdoor screening of the pre-recorded “A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger” on Wednesday, August 31.

An all-star lineup of friends and family gather to honor these leaders in folk music and activism. Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends pays tribute to these leaders in folk music and activism. Featuring performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Martha Redbone, Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, and speakers including Harry Belafonte and more.

The event will begin with a live performance by Spook Handy at 7:30 pm. Spook Handy performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts more than 50 times from2003 – 2013. He learned firsthand many of Pete’s songs and the stories behind them. The passion, purpose and spirit of Pete Seeger and American Folk Music are alive and well in Spook Handy’s “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour and concert. Spook was named Best Folk Artist by Upstage Magazine, Gannett New Jersey, The Courier News, The Home News and He has written for theater and film and his original songs have charted as high as #6 on the International Folk Radio Charts.

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings: Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger
Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free. Registration required online here

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  1. Pete Seeger is a national treasure. There’s never been a more selfless and harder working social activist on civil rights, anti-war, and environment issues. He was also a prolific song writer . . .

    “It’s the hammer of justice, it’s the bell of freedom, it’s a song about the love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.”

    Beats a Tony Soprano quote any day, eh cunningham?

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