John McCutcheon, extraordinary singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and voice of conscience on Saturday, November 10

John McCutcheon will be bringing his slew of instruments, including guitar, autoharp, banjo, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, keyboards, and maybe a few others, to Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 PM in Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be confused with the larger Beckman Auditorium) at 8:00 PM. Along with his outstanding instrumental talents, John combines a rich, passionate voice, a deep familiarity of folk music tradition, a keen sense of humor, and dedication to social justice. Throw in a love of baseball and you’ve got an energetic performer who is wide-ranging and full of hope and full of anecdotes, too. He is the performer that we get the most requests for a return visit. Like his friend, the late Pete Seeger, John connects with people and the power of music. His brand new recording, To Everyone In All The World: A Celebration Of Pete Seeger has just been released and collects John’s favorite songs in anticipation of Pete’s 100th birthday next year on May 3. The Washington Post once described him as the “Rustic Renaissance Man” of folk music, and they were right. Come find out why!

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. They can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office in the Spalding Building (California Blvd. and Wilson Avenue) for face value (open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.), or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Online tickets can be purchased here (service charge will be added per ticket). Occasionally, a show will be sold out before the day of the show, so call the Ticket Office, if you are planning to buy tickets at the door. Better yet, join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about such situations ahead of time.


A bit more about parking if you haven’t been to one of our shows for awhile:  There will be the usual limited parking right behind the large Beckman Auditorium- It is OK to park in slots with names on weekends and evenings, but the lot may fill up, depending on what other events may be taking place on the Caltech campus.  This is the best place to park for the handicapped (try to come a little early- email us at if you need help planning your visit). The parking lots between Michigan and Wilson have been  closed- a new building is rapidly rising at the southeast corner of Wilson and Del Mar.  The most reliable parking will be on Wilson Avenue, either on the street or in the two parking structures just south of Del Mar Avenue, across the street from Beckman Institute.   One structure is just north of the Institute at 341 S. Wilson Avenue, and the other, 405 S. Wilson, is just a bit south of the Institute.   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 are permitted to park in slots that have names on them here as well.  From the structures, walk around the big lawn (much of which is currently fenced in for the building projet to the north) in front of Beckman Institute and you will recognize where to go.  On this map, we are suggesting that you park in structures #123 and #124 in the upper left.    Beckman Institute is building #74, just to the east (right).  If you need help figuring this out, try calling (626) 616-4559