Si Kahn

Southern Civil Rights and Labor Songs – Labor Day Singalong with Si Kahn

Monday, September 4, 7:00 pm at the Old Labor Hall

To mark the day that celebrates the people who built this country, acclaimed songwriter-activist-organizer Si Kahn returns to the Old Labor Hall for an exciting concert and singalong.

Along with leading the audience in great and anthemic songs of struggle and protest, Si Kahn will tell the stories behind many of the songs and provide audience members with a free songbook to take home.

Following in the tradition of Joe Hill and Woody Guthrie, Si Kahn has been writing songs about workers and their families since the 1960s, including the widely-recorded “Aragon Mill.”  His 16th CD, “Courage,”  was named the #1 CD for 2010 by the North American Folk Alliance.

Si KahnSi Kahn has always integrated his music and organizing beginning in 1965 with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He later worked with unions, including the United Mine Workers of America and the
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. He is the current lead organizer for Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay, an international network of over 650 grassroots and community musicians who use their music and media access to help stop the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

Anything Goes - Ben Koenig & Mark Greenberg
Anything Goes (left to right: Ben Koenig & Mark Greenberg)

To get you in the mood and warm up your vocal chords, local favorites Anything Goes (Mark Greenberg and Ben Koenig) will open the evening with a set of songs fit for the occasion.

Tickets: $15, under 12 free, $12 for union members, seniors, students—available at the door.

For more information:

  • email info@oldlaborhall.org
  • call (802) 479–5600
  • text (802) 331-0013