BLOOMINGTON – Fans of Pete Seeger’s music will celebrate his 92nd birthday in Bloomington with a sing-a-long, a “hootenanny” of riffs and social justice.
“For the Love of Pete Hootenanny” will be held Wednesday, May 4th, 7 pm, in the Fifer Courtroom of the McLean County Museum of History. Since Pete Seeger will not actually be in attendance, participants are encouraged to bring their singing voices and their musical instruments to play along.
For decades Pete Seeger has revolutionized the folk music scene – from the 1930s labor movement, to the birth of the folk music revival in the 1950s and 1960s, up until the present day. With 2011 bringing the Wisconsin Labor Protests and the beginning of what might be the revitalization of the American labor movement, labor unionists will bring Pete’s spirit and what we stood for to the very heart of Bloomington-Normal.
For a taste of Pete Seeger’s music, check out this video montage with music of Pete Seeger and the Weavers, and come on May 4th to celebrate the working person.