For more than fifty years, Joan Baez has been a musical force of nature. Baez introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and sang on the first Amnesty International tour. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war.
Most recently, the National Recording Academy inducted Joan’s 1960 debut album on Vanguard Records into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the prestigious Folk Alliance International presented her with its Lifetime Achievement Award. At Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, she was presented with the inaugural Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights. Joan Baez has used her songs and social activism to define a generation, and today she remains true to her roots by speaking out against social injustice in America and around the world.
Now, the legendary folk singer is bringing her songs to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for a rare Long Island concert on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Long Island Cares has a limited number of up front orchestra seats to support our Endowment Fund. These limited seats are $110 each and can be reserved by contacting Claire Fratello at (631) 582-3663 x 104 or [email protected]. This concert is expected to sell out quickly, so make your reservation now to experience this special evening and support Long Island Cares in the process.