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Annual Pete Seeger Celebration
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5/6/2018
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Where: Portland, Oregon 
United States

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Come out to Portland next month for the Annual Pete Seeger Celebration, featuring three songs presented by Joe Hickerson, which were learned from, or by, Pete Seeger during his July 1960 visit to Camp Woodland. 

What: Fun, family-friendly celebration of resistance and song.

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7–9pm, doors at 6:30pm

Where: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Clinton Street, Portland, OR

Tickets: $10 in advance (purchase online: http://bit.ly/Seeger2018) or $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Columbia Riverkeeper.

Why: Before there were Riverkeepers, there was Pete Seeger. Most commonly associated with American folk music, Pete’s passion for the Hudson River helped spawn not only the cleanup of that industrialized river but a whole organization to protect and restore rivers around the globe. Pete lived along the Hudson River with his wife, Toshi. Outraged by the pollution in river, the couple built a boat named the Clearwater. The Clearwater served as hub of the Hudson River revival and it caught the attention of John Cronin, who became the first Riverkeeper. The connection to water, music, and organizing runs strong in the Waterkeeper movement, which owes a part of its existence to the passion, dedication and creativity of Pete Seeger.


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