Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3.
The event, dubbed “The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders,” will raise funds and awareness for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an environmental organization founded by Seeger to preserve and protect the Hudson River.
Other artists scheduled to appear include Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Juanes, Richie Havens, Kris Kirstofferson, Tom Morello, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti and Ben Harper.
American Express pre-sale tickets for the event will be available starting Mar. 23 and general public on-sale begins March 30. More information can be found at www.Seeger90.com.
As reported earlier, the Madison Square Garden birthday concert is part of a series of 90th birthday events benefiting Clearwater, including a solo acoustic concert by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy in March and the annual Clearwater Festival in June.
The full list of performers for “The Clearwater Concert”:
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet
Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses)
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident)
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mike & Ruthy Merenda
Native American Indian Cultural Alliance
NYC Labor Chorus
Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Del McCoury
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)