Sunday May 18 has been officially declared as "Dave Van Ronk Day" in New York City.
Celebrations will include concerts at The Bottom Line with Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Odetta, Paul Geremia, David Massengill, Danny Kalb, Elijah Wald, Frank Christian, Frank Tedesso, Rosalie Sorrels, Sylvia Tyson, Bill Morrissey, Chris Lowe, Eve Silber, Jeremy Wallace, Phil Namenworth, Terre Roche, Suzanne Vega, Jack Hardy, Josh Joplin, Christine Lavin and David Bromberg.
In solidarity, dozens of folk music radio programs from around the country, and around the world, are offering tributes to Dave this week.
I'm surprised that such an event hasn't merited Mudcat discussion. Dave was a folk and blues hero and he deserves it.