Passim Persists Festival Starts Tonight

Art via Passim.org

The legendary Harvard Square folk music venue Club Passim is holding its first ever fundraising festival, Passim Persists. The online event featuring in-the-round performances from club favorites and regulars starts tonight, June 24, at 8 p.m.

Like much of the music industry, the venerable music club has been closed since March and needs help from fans and friends alike. Buy us an espresso or three and we’ll tell you our “Passim was a nexus for the most important cultural revolutions in post-war America” theory.

But until we can meet over coffee again just know that, since Passim opened in 1958, it has fostered a lot of great music and heightened social consciousness. Making sure that it is here for future generations is pretty important.

The club is asking for $25 donations to support operations during the extended shutdown. It seems like fun even if nothing will ever top sitting in a basement in Harvard Square only feet away from an amazing performer.

This has been a really special place for generations of musicians and we are a little misty eyed just thinking about all the good times we’ve had there.

For more info visit Passim.org.

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