Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Celebration at

Pete Seeger celebrates 90th birthday with Madison Square Garden event


    Thu, Mar 19th 2009 12:49 pm EST
By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen

Pete Seeger will celebrate his 90th birthday in a big way on May 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York with a four-hour, all-star concert that will benefit and raise awareness for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, founded in 1966 by Seeger. The organization strives to preserve and protect the Hudson River.

The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders will feature over 40 artists including Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, Juanes, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and Taj Mahal. The evening will focus on ensemble renditions of musical treasures inspired by Pete Seeger.

Tickets are priced $19.19-$250, with a majority priced at $90, and are available at Ticketmaster. American Express pre-sale tickets are available starting March 23; public on-sale begins March 30. Special Clearwater Legacy Tickets will also be available. More information is available at



  1. David Carless said

    Happy birthday to a giver not a taker, we should all be like him.

  2. Sara Barrett said

    There’s a new book, “The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger,” celebrating his 90 years. It’d be of great interest to any true Seeger fan. Author is New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson.

  3. Udo Jekewitz said

    Happy Birthday, Pete !
    you made me try to start learning to play the banjo – with just about 70 years of age myself.
    Thank you !

  4. Hi Pete

    Thanks for all the help and all those Folksay Americana benifit concerts. I don’t think we would have been able to pull this off if your missing piece to the greater puzzle wasn’t there. Wish Will Geer(Pop) was here to see all this… Check out the edge of the envelope or how far we got it to date…


  5. Happy Birthday, Mr Seeger!!

    Fan for 25 years now… best wishes and THANK YOU for being there!!

    Barbara Kalckreuth

  6. kathy & gene said

    Happy Birthday Pete Seeger!

    Our daughter, Lindsey, is at your celebration at the Garden; we’re jealous we can’t be there personally to scream our good wishes to you! Love you much from SoCal! Kathy and Gene

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