Pete Seeger and some of his musical pals are coming to the Lower Hudson Valley next month, but if you really want to see and hear them, don’t wait to buy your tickets. Seeger is considered a role model by many who support the environment.
The gang will make two local appearances, one in White Plains and the other in Nyack. Seeger himself will only perform at the White Plains gig.
The 20th Annual Celebration with Pete Seeger and Friends David Bernz, Travis Jeffrey, Magpie, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Sarah Underhill and the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse at White Plains High School, 550 North Street, White Plains. An audience songfest starts at 6:45 p.m.
The tickets cost $35 at the door or $30 if you buy them online. Children ages 6 to 12 pay and students with a student ID pay $25. Get advance tickets or more information at www.walkaboutclearwater.org.
The next event, “Pete Seeger: Power of Song – The Next Generation,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Riverspace, 119 Main St., in Nyack. The benefit will feature music by Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion and other guests, and will be followed by a screening of a film about Seeger and his efforts, along with a Q&A with filmmakers.
All seats cost $30 and the proceeds will help pay legal expenses for the Clearwater organization to defend its Environmental Justice contention regarding the relicensing of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant for another 20 years. Clearwater opposes the relicensing.
Get tickets or more information by calling Riverspace at 845-348-1880 or by visiting www.riverspace.org.
This file shot of Seeger was taken by staffer Stuart Bayer.