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The Kennedys

Saturday, May 7, 2022 IN PERSON! 7:30 pm at Fort Hunter

About This Event:

Folk duo Pete and Maura Kennedy blend country, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop in a joyous musical mashup that stretches from New York's East Village to Austin, Texas. At well over a million miles of roadwork, and now over 100 pandemic-easing weekly livestreams, they show no signs of slowing down in any way.

The Kennedys

photo by Michael Stahl

Folk duo Pete and Maura Kennedy blend country, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop in a joyous musical mashup that stretches from New York's East Village to Austin, Texas. At well over a million miles of roadwork, and now over 100 pandemic-easing weekly livestreams, they show no signs of slowing down in any way.

The duo has recorded over 14 duo albums, along with half a dozen side projects. Their songwriting and music has been described as uplifting, empowering and encouraging. In these turbulent times, they rise to the occasion with their latest CD Safe Until Tomorrow. The album includes several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness that convey a strong message best summed up in one of the song titles: “Be Silent No More.”

During the pandemic The Kennedys live-streamed weekly all-request concerts (over 100 episodes!) direct from their New York apartment to viewers' sequestered homes. They know a lot of uplifting songs, and have tried not to repeat songs from week to week, with few exceptions including their closing theme song, "Safe Until Tomorrow."

The Kennedys are known nationwide as the hosts of the late lamented Dharma Café program on Sirius Satellite Radio, and on Broadway, they are regular cast members of Theatre Within's annual tribute to John Lennon — working in that capacity with Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper and a host of others. They also did two stints as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra.

The Kennedys

Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $24 General Admission
  • $20 SFMS Members
  • $10 Students

General ticket info

Venue

Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

COVID Safety Policy

Important Update Jan 19, 2022:
For the health and safety of our patrons and performers, SFMS requires all patrons to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. At this time there is no option for admittance with a negative COVID test alone. All patrons must wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Please check back as needed; our COVID policy will adapt as the situation changes.