If you’re looking for a cool concert to attend, and one that will be part of a good cause, then consider American folk singers Charlie King and Karen Brandow in concert! This event isn’t sponsored by Amnesty International, but by the Peace Economy Project, a potential partner of our chapter on the global arms race treaty. PEP is hosting this awesome fundraiser on Saturday, March 2 at Nerinx Hall in Webster Groves. It runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes a silent auction!
Charlie King has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century. His songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small. His political musical influences are the folk music revival of the 1960’s, and the protest songs of the Civil Rights and Vietnam War era.
Karen Brandow has been performing with Charlie King since 1998. While doing human rights work in Guatemala from 1986-1994, Karen studied voice, performance and classical guitar. There she broadened her repertoire to include Latin American music of the “Nueva Canción” or New Song Movement. She performs in English and Spanish.
Please come if you love folk music and/or helping out great causes! Here are the ticket prices (to get the $18 price, you need to purchase the tickets through the PEP website. Links are above).
Individual Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Family/Friend Pack: $40 for 4, Bring the kids!
Students: $10 with student I.D.