Faith Petric Memorial
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

friends, family & musical community celebrate the life of this wonderful folk trailblazer


January 15 8:00 pm

Reservation holders, please join us early to add a written or photographic contribution to the "Wall of Faith" in the lobby. We'll open the lobby doors at 6:00 pm and the showroom doors at 6:30 pm. The memorial performance begins at 8:00 pm.

For more than 50 years, Faith Craig Petric was the moving force behind the San Francisco Folk Music Club. She was raised in rural Idaho, graduated from Whitman College, and moved to San Francisco in 1939. She died on October 25, 2013 at age 98.

In the 1960s Faith began hosting the bi-monthly Folk Music Club jams at her home in the Haight. After retiring from her job in 1970, she travelled internationally, believing that she could use music “in my efforts to change the world, to make the world a little better place.” Known as the “Fort Knox of Folk Music” for her extensive traditional and modern repertoire, she highlighted songs about nature, workers, women, the West, and peace, many of which she recorded on her six albums.

In the 1970s Faith helped organize the non-profit Plowshares Coffee House in San Francisco and the first annual Western Regional Folk Festival. She contributed a column on “The Folk Process” to Sing Out! Magazine and for over thirty years helped run the annual San Francisco Free Folk Music Festival.

Tonight, friends, family & musical community celebrate the life of this wonderful folk trailblazer.

We regret to say that the Faith Petric Memorial is now full. The outpouring of love for Faith that has filled up our seats so quickly has been truly remarkable. Even if you can’t attend in person, you can watch the Faith Petric Memorial streaming live, starting at 8:00 pm Pacific time. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! You can purchase online tickets on a pay-what-you-want basis here. The webshow will not be recorded – it's offered in real time. Hope you can join us!

 

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