Harry Chapin’s Family Unites For Benefit Tribute Saturday in Fairfield
Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin gave us many great songs in the 70's, but his efforts as a humanitarian should be remembered as well. In that spirit, his family is coming together Saturday night at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts for "Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song."
Chapin wrote and sung such 70's classics as "Taxi," "WOLD" and "Cat's in the Cradle." More than that, he raised over $5 million for charitable causes over his career, by doing "one night for me and one for the other guy" as he was fond of saying.
Chapin died in a car accident on Long Island in 1981. Since then, the Harry Chapin Foundation has donated over $2 million to fighting hunger, as well as supporting Arts in Education and environmental causes. Saturday night's concert will feature Tom Chapin, the Harry Chapin band featuring Steve Chapin, Big John Wallace, Howard Fields, Clark Wallace and Jonathan Chapin, plus Jen Chapin and the Chapin sisters. The family will be performing Harry's music and telling stories about Harry's life.
The show is presented by the Harry Chapin Foundation. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to benefit Operation Hope, which fights hunger and homelessness in Fairfield County.
Here's the ticket link as well as a quick video about the event. For additional info call 914-996-TAXI.