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Arlo Guthrie concert at the historic Fox Theater to be part of CSUB’s celebration of “The Grapes of Wrath”
April 03, 2014
The School of Arts and Humanities at CSU Bakersfield invite the community to a night of folk and country music with legendary artist Arlo Guthrie, with special guest Foster Campbell and Deep Water, Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30p.m. at the Bakersfield Fox Theater. The concert is part of CSUB’s yearlong celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath.
Arlo Guthrie, son of music legacy Woody Guthrie, is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. A celebrated figure in American music, Arlo connects with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration. His artistic ventures help bridge an often-divided world through his powerful spirit of song, and his inimitable musical ingenuity forges to new creative heights as he continues to entertain generations.
“Arlo Guthrie is a star entertainer and storyteller in his own right, but his nationwide tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Woody's death is a tribute to the life of his father, who was very much involved in the social movement and political scene of the Central Valley as depicted in The Grapes of Wrath,” said Dr. Richard Collins, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at CSUB. “It should be a memorable show, and a significant one for Bakersfield history, and we are honored to have him and his musical legacy as part of our celebration.”
Following the concert, there will be a panel discussion with educators from CSUB and Bakersfield College. Doors open at 6:30p.m., Concert starts at 7:30p.m. Tickets are available the Fox Theater box office at 2001 H Street, or online at www.vallitix.com. Proceeds will benefit CSUB’s Grapes of Wrath Celebration.