Woody Guthrie Center Grand Opening
When: 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E Brady Street, and Guthrie Green, 111 E Brady Street.
12:30 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Woody Guthrie Center.
1 to 6 p.m.: Center officially opens to the public. Free admission.
1 to 6 p.m.: Free concert at Guthrie Green. Lineup includes Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jimmy LaFave, Red Dirt Rangers and Desi & Cody.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Free admission to Woody Guthrie Center.
1 to 5 p.m.: Special events at the center:
1 to 2 p.m.: “Been Here and Gone: A Discussion with Photographer John Cohen” — Cohen will talk about his photography of Woody Guthrie and the American folk scene of the 1950s and 60s.
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Film screening: “Woody Guthrie Legacy.”
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.: “I Ain't Dead Yet: New Music from the Woody Guthrie Archives with Nora Guthrie” — Presentation focuses on new recordings being created by contemporary musicians using Woody's previously unpublished lyrics. The one-hour multimedia program features musical excerpts and examples of lyrics used by musicians Billy Bragg, Wilco, The Klezmatics and many others.
4 to 5 p.m.: Book signing with Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. He will sign copies of his book, “This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of An American Folksong.”
2 to 6 p.m.: Free concert at Guthrie Green. Lineup includes Ripple Green, Samantha Crain, Ramsay Midwood and JD McPherson.