A free concert featuring Peter [Paul and Mary] Yarrow, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Bethany & Rufus and the ensemble from the Newtown-based “Flagpole Radio Cafe” will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
A press release states:
Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Dar Williams, Guy Davis and Bethany & Rufus will join Newtown’s own Flagpole Radio Café performers to sing songs of caring, healing and togetherness. The concert will also focus on Newtown’s “Sandy Hook Promise” that calls on America to “truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation,” assuring that, in the future, children and youth will grow up in safe, caring, and violence-free school and community environments.
Personal invitees will include members of the Newtown families and first responder networks, educators and other community stakeholders as well as a statewide group of Connecticut’s leaders who will be attending the concert in a demonstration of solidarity with the families and community members whose lives have been so deeply affected by the recent tragedy.
This concert and post concert reception is being produced with support from Operation Respect, an educational non-profit, joined with Newtown’s The Flagpole Radio Café show. The reception will include community, government and business leaders from across Connecticut, in an effort to create an ongoing network that can help fulfill the Sandy Hook Promise. Also, during the concert, it will be announced that free trainings in Operation Respect’s “Don’t Laugh At Me” Program that focuses on creating safe, compassionate, bully-free school environments will be offered to teachers and other educators in six schools in the Newtown area.