The Second Annual Gary Ball Memorial Concert for a Better World will be held on
Friday, February 8th, at 7:30 PM at the
Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue in Boulder.
The concert will feature David Rovics, “flatpicking rabblerouser.” David is one of the most prolific, radical singer-songwriters today, touring regularly all over the world playing for protests, rallies, and audiences of all sizes in cafes, universities, churches, and union halls. He has a number of CDs and releases at his website, www.davidrovics.com. David was a favorite musician of Gary Ball, who was himself a gifted and much-loved singer and guitar player who also performed at many peace, justice, and environmental events.
Joining David Rovics will be local musicians Laurie Dameron, Elena Klaver, and David Merritt. Laurie is an award-winning musician who also brings an environmental message through her music, www.lauriedameron.com. Elena is a part-time singer-songwriter, also an environmental, peace and justice activist, www.elenaklaver.com. David Merritt is a singer and guitarist who plays with a number of local musicians and bands, and all three were fellow musicians and friends of Gary Ball.
The concert series is in honor of Gary Ball, who was a central and well-loved figure in the peace, justice and environmental movements in Colorado and northern California for many years before he passed away in May, 2011.
The concert is a benefit for the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.
There will be a reception with refreshments afterwards.
Tickets are on a sliding scale of $15-$20, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.