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Charlie and Annie - Oberlin

Buy tickets/books: 
Adult $18 tkt
$18.00 ea
Supporter $30
$30.00 ea
Student / low income ticket
$10.00 ea
Step by Step CD (pickup at concert)
$15.00 ea
Total Cost$0.00

Join us for an evening of powerful singing with two of North America's best activist folk singers. Charlie King and Annie Patterson are touring together in the midwest in March 2019. Charlie’s witty political satire and his uncanny ability to find endearing songs about struggle and the human experience are a natural fit with Annie's own performing and sing-along work.

Charlie and Annie have often recorded & performed together, including Annie's vocals on Charlie's 2017 CD "Life & Love, Tears & Laughter". They are releasing a new live album "Step by Step" early in 2019 and are taking these songs on the road on this tour. It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger's birth.

This concert is a benefit for the interfaith Oberlin sanctuary project. It will be held in the JFO Room at the historic First Church. Pete Seeger performed frequently at Oberlin during the 50's and 60's when he was on blacklisted from many venues around the U.S. First Church has been a focal point for work for peace and justice through out its history.

Tickets are available now on this page. Admission at the door is for a suggested donation of $20 for adults (free for under 18). No one should stay away for lack of funds!


Charlie is a beloved nationally known activist, satirist, and singer-songwriter who has recorded 2 dozen CDs.  He is the 2017 Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs.

Annie is the co-creator of Rise Up Singing and the 2015 sequel Rise Again. She is an accomplished performer of traditional Appalachian & Celtic music as well as singer songwriter material that touches on a wide range of issues facing our world today.

Mar 28 2019 - 7:00pm
106 North Main Street (corner of Route 58 & Route 511)
Oberlin , OH
United States
John Gates
440-775-1711 (church office)
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