Music & Revolution; Greenwich Village In The 1960's Concert


Rumsey Playfield

If you can't wait until September to see Richard Barone perform at  the Positively 8th Street Festival the you can catch his Music & Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960's show at the Central Park SummerStage Concert on August 12th. 

From the beatnik riots to the summer of love, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown.

These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience, as well as from the headlines. This freewheeling concert, hosted by Richard Barone, who pays tribute to that exciting era on his recent album ‘Sorrows and Promises’, celebrates the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade along with an eclectic roster of artists from then and now performing songs that still resonate today.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)
  • SummerStage, Central Park
  • Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
  • FREE

For further information about City Parks Summer Stage and venue information, click here

Featured Performers
Richard Barone (Host/MC)
John Sebastian
Jesse Colin Young
José Feliciano
Maria Muldaur
Jenni Muldaur
Marshall Crenshaw
Jeffrey Gaines
Nellie McKay
David Amram
Happy Traum
The Kennedys
Tammy Faye Starlite
Anthony DeCurtis
Cindy Lee Berryhill
Steve Addabbo
Joe McGinty

Visuals provided by historian Stephen Petrus, co-author of Folk City

Special cameo appearances by Elvis Perkins, Syd Straw, WFUV's John Platt, and more… "