For Pete's Sake-Sing! - Tribute to Pete Seeger
Joining in the national celebration for Pete Seegers 90th birthday, the Historic Admiral Theater will host an evocative multimedia hootenanny to honor the career and influence of this legendary humanitarian often called the father of folk-music.
The May 3rd event entitled, For Petes Sake Sing! takes place at the West Seattle landmark theater on Sunday afternoon and includes a film documentary followed by a hootenanny of Seeger and Seeger-related songs. The concert will be anchored by the nine-piece Seattle band, Tom Colwell and The Southbound Odyssey.
Seattle author and historian Clay Eals serves as emcee for the event. The word hootenanny was popularized by Seeger after he visited Seattle in the late 1930s while travelling with fellow folk songster, Woody Guthrie.
A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Northwest Folklife Festival, where Seeger performed during their 1997 festival.
The May 3rd event features the award-winning 2007 documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, screens at 4 p.m. and the concert will follow at 7 p.m. The event will feature other unique elements, including the screening of never-before-seen footage of Seegers 1997 Northwest Folklife Festival performance.
In true hootenanny fashion, Brein-McClellan, Colwell and Eals are looking to add the participation of other appropriate musicians at this once-in-a-lifetime event. Those interested in joining the May 3 slate should contact Brein-McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Colwell at 206-979-2563 or Eals at 206-484-8008. Further information can be found at the Admiral's website; www.thehistoricadmiraltheater.com.
Admission for the film only is $8; the hootenanny is $10, with a special discounted $15 ticket including both events.
Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets in advance or on May 3rd at the theater.
The Historic Admiral Theater
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
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