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88.5 WXPN Welcomes John Flynn’s Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for Camp Dreamcatcher

featuring the Flynn Family with Special guests including Philadelphia icons Harvey (aka “Harvey in the Morning”) and mulit-instrumentalist, Penn Council for the Arts winner, and Pew finalist Ken Ulansey

Friday, December 13
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$25 ADV / $30 DOS

John Flynn

John Flynn is an award-winning singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. The Grammy honoree’s career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn “the most quintessential folk singer in my life”.  And Deana McCloud, the executive director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, writes, “John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody GuthriePete SeegerKris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.” Along with Stevie WonderFlynn is the 2019 co-recipient of the NACDL Champion of Justice Humanitarian Award.

 

Camp Dreamcatcher

Camp Dreamcatcher provides free therapeutic and educational programs to children coping with HIV/AIDS and their families.  Over the past twenty-three years, the programs have served 5,600 youth from PA, DE, MD, NY and NY.  Programs include a one-week camp session, weekend retreats, mentoring programs, a college scholarship program, holiday adopt-a-family program and HIV/AIDS education and outreach.  Over 270 counselors, medical personnel, professionals and community members volunteer during the therapeutic camp session.   John Flynn has performed for the children during the Therapeutic Camp Session for twenty-three years!
 

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