Legendary Songwriters: A Celebration
Mercyhurst’s Literary Festival continues with a musical performance featuring Jim Tometsko & Friends, Kevin Sullivan, Clint Jones, Janelle Newman, Maria Dombrowski, Patrick Magill, and other guests. The evening celebrates the works of dearly departed songwriters, primarily in the folk tradition. The inspiration for the event came after Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Many in the literary community thought, “Now Leonard Cohen will never win!” To address that slight, a host of local musicians will recognize and perform the works of late iconic songwriters whose works still live to inspire us. Expect renditions of classics from writers such as Leonard Cohen, Kurt Cobain, Jerry Garcia, Jeff Buckley, Dolores O’Riordan, and Gram Parsons, among many others. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dr. Jeff Roessner, 814-824-2461.