Smithsonian Folkways Family Concert Honoring the Legacy of Pete Seeger
Smithsonian Folkways Family Concert Honoring the Legacy of Pete Seeger
WhenSunday, June 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
StageMain Stage
Folklife CategoriesPerformance
CategoriesKids & Families, Performances
AccessibilityASL-interpreted program, Assisted listening devices, Real-time captioning
SponsorSmithsonian Folklife Festival
VenueSmithsonian Folklife Festival

We are proud to present a family concert celebrating the life and legacy of Pete Seeger in honor of his 100th birthday. The concert will feature performances from The Bright Siders (a new group fronted by Americana artist Kristin Andreassen), Mexican American singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos, Dan and Claudia Zanes, and popular children’s music singer Elizabeth Mitchell with her group You Are My Flower. This exciting group of musicians will perform songs made popular by Seeger, as well as originals inspired by Pete’s influential catalog of music for young people.

Throughout his career, Pete Seeger frequently engaged children with music making, including his 1954 album American Folk Songs for Children, his 1974 visit to Sesame Street, and beyond. He once proclaimed, “Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.”

This program follows the release of Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, which includes an array of children’s music alongside hundreds of other classic and unreleased tracks from his massive body of work.…
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