Press Release

July 15, 2014

Lincoln Center to Live-Stream Memorial Concert to Pete and Toshi Seeger, July 20

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Date: July 15, 2014

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz


[email protected]


Lincoln Center to Live-Stream

Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

July 20 at 4:00 p.m.


Special Memorial Concert Event,

at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and in association with Seeger Fest,

Features an All-Star Line-up Honoring the Legacy of the

Legendary American Folk Music Singer and His Wife


Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells.

I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.” —Pete Seeger


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Lincoln Center announces today that it will live-stream a special all-star line-up Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The concert, taking place at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and presented by Lincoln Center Out of Doors in association with Seeger Fest, honors the legacies of Pete and his wife Toshi Seeger, recognized for how they transformed the way we listen to American folk music and their work in social justice and activism for grassroots environmental change. Pete Seeger is associated with some of the most iconic American folk songs including “If I Had A Hammer,” “We Shall Not Be Moved,” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” The free live-stream feed, hosted by NY1’s Budd Mishkin, will be available internationally at and, and remain accessible through Monday, July 21.


This special memorial concert event was organized by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as part of the five-day Seeger Fest celebration of their life and work. The all-star line-up of artists and speakers who had a close personal relationship with the Seegers include Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dar Williams, Dan Zanes, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Holly Near, as well as Adira and David Amram, Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters, Guy Davis, Emma’s Revolution, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Kim & Reggie Harris, Fred Hellerman with Work o’ the Weavers, Hudson River Sloop Singers, The Owens Brothers, Martha Redbone, The Vanaver Caravan, Paul Winter Consort, and other members of the Seeger family. Pete Seeger performed at Lincoln Center on a number of occasions over the years, with his last appearance in 2008.


In honor of Pete Seeger’s love of audience sing-alongs, Lincoln Center is inviting audiences online to take part in a global online sing-along. A song will be selected later this week for the sing-along, and lyrics will be available on screen. Audiences can sing along and share their video rendition of the selected song via #LCOutOfDoors. Further details will be announced later this week.



Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014 is sponsored by Bank of America


Endowment support is provided by PepsiCo Foundation


Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


Bloomberg is the Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center Summer Programs


Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center


United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center


“Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Diet Pepsi


Time Out New York is Media Partner of Summer at Lincoln Center


Modern Luxury Lounge sponsored by Celebrity Cruises


Amtrak is travel partner of Lincoln Center


Further information about Lincoln Center Out of Doors is available at:

Further information about Seeger Fest is available here at:


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