Contact: Bev Grant
ANNOUNCING A BENEFIT CONCERT
FOR FOLKSINGER ANNE FEENEY
FEATURING: Folk Music Legends Pete Seeger and Peter Yarrow
ALSO APPEARING: Brooklyn Women's Chorus, Elise Bryant, Judy Gorman, Bev Grant & the Dissident Daughters, Dave Lippman, George Mann, and The New York City Labor Chorus
WHEN: Friday, May 13 at 8 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM
WHERE: SEIU Local 1199's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 310 W. 43rd Street in Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Avenues; A, C, E or 1 Train to 42nd Street nearest subway stops)
TICKETS: $25 each, available online at www.annefeeney.com
We are pleased to announce that at 8 PM on Friday, May 13, a benefit concert will be held at Local 1199's Martin Luther King, Jr. auditorium, 310 West 43rd Street, to help folksinger Anne Feeney as she recovers from treatment and continues to deal with the effects of lung cancer.
Folk music legends Pete Seeger and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary will appear on Anne's behalf, as will the Brooklyn Women's Chorus, Elise Bryant, Bev Grant & the Dissident Daughters, and folksingers Judy Gorman, Dave Lippman and George Mann. Proceeds from the event will go to Feeney, a tireless performer and songwriter who has toured the country for more than 30 years, inspiring workers and activists with her music and dedication to the labor movement and many other good causes.
Feeney has been called "the greatest folksinger in America" by the late, great Utah Phillips, and Peter, Paul and Mary recorded her song "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" Her songs and performances have raised money for workers throughout the country and helped inspire activists at rallies and on picket lines for many years.
Doors open at 7:30 PM and there will be an intermission. People who are unable to attend may assist by making a donation online through Feeney's website, www.annefeeney.com. For interviews or press inquiries, contact Bev Grant at the phone number or email listed above.