The Annual Harry Chapin Tribute Concert will be held on Monday, July 17, at 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Park in the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in East Meadow, NY. The summer concert is free and open to the public.
Media are invited to attend the concert, which is expected to draw a huge crowd of fans of the late Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Chapin.
A variety of bands will perform Chapin’s folk rock songs. Among the musicians will be singer-songwriter Stuart Markus and his group “Gathering Time,” which will perform many of Chapin’s classics, including “Taxi,” “W*O*L*D,” and “Cat’s in the Cradle.”
Concertgoers are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food to support Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Although Chapin died tragically in a car accident in 1981 – just one year after founding Long Island’s first food bank – his legacy lives on in Long Island Cares, which has evolved into one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations serving thousands of individuals and families in need.
Long Island Cares mission:
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.