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Music with A Message Children’s Festival celebrating the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger

18 May 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Whallonsburg Grange Hall

A children’s music festival celebrating the 100th birthday of songwriter and activist Pete Seeger.

Coming of age during the Great Depression, Pete Seeger saw poverty and adversity that would forever shape his worldview, but it wasn’t until he received his first banjo that he found his way to music as a way to change the world. It was plucking banjo strings and singing folk songs that showed Seeger how music had the incredible power to bring people together. He wrote many powerful songs that are heard around the world today. He also wrote and recorded dozens of songs for children and often played in schools, at children’s festivals and sang with children’s choirs. When Pete died in 2014 he left a treasure trove of music and a legacy of activism that encourages us all to “Stand up and sing!”

Music With a Message Children’s Festival is open to kids ages 7-12. It’s an all-day event with workshops, singing, an introduction to musical instruments and a performance of Pete Seeger’s songs by the Adirondack Children’s Chorus. We’ll close the day with a potluck supper and community sing-a-long.

Contact Jennifer Moore for more information: jmoore@willsborocsd.org

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.