April 2, 2014
It’s not every day a bona fide music legend comes to Grand Marais.
Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m., Peter Yarrow – the “Peter” in “Peter, Paul, & Mary” – will appear at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais for what’s being billed as a “night of conversation and song” by the North Shore Music Association, who have been trying to bring Yarrow to the Arrowhead region “for the past three years,” says NSMA Program Director Kate Fitzgerald.
Yarrow’s music and advocacy for a number of causes throughout his career make him a great get for Grand Marais, according to Fitzgerald.
“While many people are familiar with Yarrow’s famous songs ‘Puff, the Magic Dragon,’ ‘Day is Done,’ ‘Light One Candle,’ and ‘The Great Mandala,’” Fitzgerald says, “perhaps fewer are aware of his continued tradition of humanitarian work. Recently, seeing him interviewed on Bill Moyers & Friends, speaking about the national anti-bullying program he founded, and his work with the families devastated by the Newtown, CT shooting tragedy — our admiration for his legacy has grown even more.”
“We’ve lived through a time in which people have felt they could forge their own future and make a better world,” Yarrow says on his website (peteryarrow.net). “We may not have achieved our dreams in the time frame that we once believed was possible, but the magnitude of what is yet to be achieved only confirms the importance of our commitment. Knowing this, we can’t stop now.
The 75-year-old Yarrow holds several gold and platinum awards, and he has received multiple Grammys during his career.
“It will be an intimate evening at our beautiful community arts auditorium, which seats 250 people,” Fitzgerald says. “To ensure general-seating tickets for the event, people can visit www.tix.com and search ‘Arrowhead Center for the Arts.’ There are no fees for advance tickets. Depending on availability, tickets will also be sold at the door.”
The Arrowhead Center for the Arts is located at 51 W. 5th St. in Grand Marais, and tickets are $25 for adults. Students 18 and under can get in the show for only $5.
For more, visit northshoremusicassociation.com or call 218-387-1272.