Centennial tribute to Woody Guthrie Sunday, April 22

Author: Carol C. Bradley

“From California to the New York Island, this land was made for you and me”

Woody Guthrie concert poster

In honor of the 100th birthday of folksinger Woody Guthrie, local musicians come together at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in The Great American Folksong: A Centennial Tribute to Woody Guthrie at the Hesburgh Center auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Center for Social Concerns.

Sixteen local musicians, all of whom are volunteering their time, will gather to play and celebrate the life of America’s troubadour Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma—one of a number of tributes taking place around the country in his centennial year.

Participating musicians include many well-known and popular local performers: Capt. Ed Bennett, Doug Rice, Venitia Sekema, Nicholas Harley, Nathan Edwin, Larry Platz, Steve Foresman, Jim Bellis & Joshua Stump, Uncle John Potthast & Judy Berg, Riely O’Connor, B.B. Wolfe, Don Savoie, Jan Burda and monTe micHel bLeu—performing Woody favorites such as “Goodnight Irene,” “The Wreck of the Old 97,” “Do Re Mi,” “66 Highway Blues,” “Hobo’s Lullaby,” and concluding with an ensemble (sing-along) performance of “This Land Is Your Land.”

Tickets will not be sold in advance, and seating is limited. Donations (suggested donation $10) will be taken at the door. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Free parking is available in the adjacent B1 lot, off Notre Dame Ave., and in the Stadium Lot east of Eddy St. For directions, visit map.nd.edu.

We are all God’s children…and we have hungry brothers and sisters

The event is part of the annual Holy Cross Harvest food drive, a collaborative effort of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. The drive has so far raised more than $15,000 to support those in need in our community.

For more information email Carol C. Bradley, 631-0445.

Download a high-resolution, printable pdf of the poster