The Pasadena Folk Music Society is proud to present an evening of song, reminisces, and stories proving the power of music from Peter Yarrow, of the legendary trio, Peter, Paul & Mary. The show will be in Ramo Auditorium and begin an hour earlier than most of our shows, at 7:00 PM. Peter has been such an important voice since the 1960’s, both with PP&M, and in myriad other projects. Peter co-wrote the classic Puff the Magic Dragon, The Great Mandella (you can hear it sung here by Peter and Richie Havens), and many other fine songs. His song, Light One Candle is increasingly a standard in many synagogues during Hanukkah. Peter, Paul and Mary helped popularize early Bob Dylan songs, such as their inspired version of Blowin’ in the Wind, sung at a Martin Luther King Jr. peace march on Washington in 1963. There are many other songs they brought life to, and then songs and activities that Peter did outside of the trio. He has lots of stories to share about all of these days which show the power of music and using our voices. He will, of course, be singing plenty of familiar songs. Come add your voice! Ramo Auditorium is a bit larger than our usual auditorium, but it still is pretty intimate and has great visibility. Ramo is located southeast of our usual venue at Beckman Institute. See the map and find building 77. The entrance to the auditorium is at the south side. Tickets for this show are $30 for adults, $10 for children and Caltech students. Call or visit the Ticket Office (626) 395-4652, located at 1200 E. California Boulevard, at the corner of Wilson Avenue. Short term parking is available on the street in front of the building.
Speaking of parking, if you have been to our shows over the years. Construction has caused changes, eliminating most of the lots south of Del Mar and west of Michigan Avenue. There will still be some parking east of Michigan Avenue, around Beckman Auditorium, the big, wedding cake-like building, but when that lot fills up, your best bet is on the street on Wilson Avenue and in the two parking structures there, south of Del Mar. One structure is below Del Mar Avenue at 341 S. Wilson Avenue, and the other, 405 S. Wilson, is just a bit south of the first. Rest assured that after 5PM on weekdays, and all day on weekends, you can park for free in these structures, despite signs that allude to the more restricted parking rules during the day on weekdays. You can even park at slots that have names on them! From the structures, walk around the big lawn in front of Beckman Institute and you will recognize where to go. Again, see the map, and we are suggesting that you can park in structures 123 and 124 in the upper left. The parking spaces in area 125 are the ones that are now mostly closed. Beckman Institute is building 74, just to the south.