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Joan Baez to accept 2020 Woody Guthrie Prize

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 22:27:09-04

The Woody Guthrie Center is presenting legendary singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez with the 2020 Woody Guthrie Prize.

Baez will accept the honor on Aug. 16 during this year’s virtual edition of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, according to organizers.

“As I have followed in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, it has been my mission to use my music as a voice for those who cannot be heard or have been silenced by fear and powerlessness," Baez said. "Thank you, Woody, and I will gladly accept the Woody Guthrie Prize.”

The ceremony will include a discussion with Baez moderated by Bob Santelli, founding executive director of the GRAMMY Museum.

To view the event, tickets are pay-what-you-can with multiple pricing options. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information about the Woody Guthrie Center, click here.

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