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FOLK CITY's MIKE PORCO 100th Birthday Anniversary Concert

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FOLK CITY's MIKE PORCO 100th Birthday Anniversary Concert
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:30 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
 
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Show Type: Folk
Mike Porco owned Gerde's Restaurant, an Italian eatery situated in Greenwich Village East of Washington Square on West 4th Street. On January 26, 1960, Gerde's turned into a music venue in cooperation with Izzy Young, the director of the Folklore Center. During Mike Porco’s stewardship (1960-1980) Gerde's Folk City hosted early performances by a constellation of Folk Music stars—notably Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins and José Feliciano. In his autobiography, Bob Dylan called Gerde's "the preeminent folk club in America." Rolling Stone's Book Of Lists called Folk City one of the three top music venues in the world, along with The Cavern and CBGB. Mike Porco is no longer with us, but this concert—a centennial celebration of his birth hosted by his grandson—will act as a reunion and celebration of the music that emanated from the Village's golden era. Live music performances by David Amram, Tom Chapin, David Massengill, Rob Stoner, Vince Martin, Bev Grant and others will make the 100th anniversary of Porco's birth a special evening. A couple short segments from the film Positively Porco, chronicling the 1960s folk & blues revival, will be shown for good measure!

All seats $10 (free to TCC members)