Best known for his colorful storytelling and timeless folk hits of the '60s and '70s, Arlo Guthrie kicks off SVMF's Wayback Weekend Celebration with An Evening with Arlo Guthrie on Friday. Guthrie, eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie, is an artist of international stature. His career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant,” whose title song helped foster an entire generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism.
The celebration continues Saturday with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra: "Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love" as they rock out with songs commemorating The Summer of Love's 50th anniversary — when tens of thousands of hippies flocked to Haight-Asbury in the summer of 1967 to promote peace, love and the counterculture. The orchestra will also perform songs from "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Magical Mystery Tour," two of the Beatles’ most famous albums released that same year.