Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday Concert Benefits Local Environmental Group

By Meredith Hoffman | July 16, 2012 10:45am 

WILLIAMSBURG — He may be gone, but he is not forgotten — and to celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, an even older neighborhood mainstay is hosting a performance in his honor.

The 125-year-old Teddy's Bar and Grill is hosting a concert tribute to the iconic singer and activist who wrote classics like "This Land is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty," and "The Biggest Thing that Man Has Ever Done."

The Friday night show at the North Eighth Street watering hole comes six days after Guthrie's birthday. Artist Ray Kairys of the band The Electrix will perform along with other local musicians, to benefit the community group OUTRAGE, the Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity in North Brooklyn.

The show is at 8:30 p.m. July 20 at Teddy's Bar and Grill. Admission is a suggested donation.