CLEARWATER CONCERT AIRS ON PBS

Created: 07/09/12 Created: 8/3/2009

 If you missed it, Ani DiFranco and many others joined folk music legend Pete Seeger as he celebrated his 90th birthday this past May with an unforgettable night of music at New York’s Madison Square Garden in support of the environmental organization that he founded more than 40 years earlier: the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, created by Seeger to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the Hudson River and other natural resources.
More than 40 artists, including Ani, fellow RBR artist Toshi Reagon, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and others performed songs inspired by Seeger’s music and activism.
Check out Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden, which premieres on PBS’s Great Performances (check pbs.org or your local listings for air times in your market). A preview and clips are available online here.