Pete Seeger 90th birthday card

“For the Love of Pete” – Concert and Singalong celebrating the late Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday

Anything Goes performing at the Old Labor Hall
Anything Goes (Mark Greenberg and Ben Koenig) performing at the Pete Seeger 90th birthday celebration at the Old Labor Hall, May 3, 2009

Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 pm

The Primo Maggio festivities continue with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the world famous folksinger, the late Pete Seeger.

The concert and sing-along features Anything Goes, the duo of long-time central Vermont musicians Ben Koenig and Mark Greenberg, who will play Pete’s favorites, both the songs he wrote and the ones he loved. They will lead us in song—just as Pete would have done. And we will sing out—just as Pete would have wanted us to.

There will be all sorts of songs of social commentary: union songs, civil rights, anti-war songs, environmental songs, traditional folk songs. Old songs, new songs, happy songs, blue songs, Pete sang them all and so will we.

Audience signing Pete Seeger's 90th birthday card 2009
Audience signing Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday card at 2009 celebration.

In May 2009, the Old Labor Hall hosted a standing-room-only tribute to Pete for his 90th birthday. Montpelier artist Ed Epstein drew a large birthday card and the audience signed it.

Pete Seeger with Mark Greenberg and Ben Koenig
Pete Seeger is presented with a drawing by artist Ed Epstein, signed by well-wishers at the celebration of his 90th birthday at the Old Labor Hall

Later Mark and Ben delivered the signed card to Pete at his home in upstate New York.

Bring all your friends and your singing voice, and let’s raise the rafters.

Tickets are available at the door:  $12 or $10 for seniors, students, and union members.

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