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A Benefit Concert with Father John Misty & Friends

Henry Miller Memorial Library

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

A Benefit Concert with Father John Misty & Friends

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Father John Misty/General Admission   more info Ended $50.00 $3.49
Father John Prime Reserved Seating and Meet & Greet   more info Ended $100.00 $5.99
Father John Misty VIP Table and Meet & Greet   more info Ended $350.00 $18.45

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Father John Misty in a Benefit Concert for The Henry Miller Memorial Library!Father John Misty

Announcing the 10th Henry Miller Memorial Library Fundraiser: Jesse Goodman with Peter Hale, (((folkYEAH!))) & The Henry Miller Library Present an Evening with

Father John Misty & Friends

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

w/ support from poets Anne Waldman & Ambrose Bye

DJ - Britt Govea.

Three ticket options available:
General admission ticket 7.30PM
Reserved and Meet & Greet tickets. 6.30PM
VIP Table Ticket 6.30PM

There will be tickets at the door tonight.

Story in today's County Weekly!

Afterparty at the Big Sur Bakery!!!

I can't make it please accept my Donation.

PR Photo above and below courtesy Cory Dewald


Father John Misty Meets Hippie Sven!

The Meet & Greet includes hors d'oeuvres and wine courtesy of the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival and the Big Sur Bakery.


About the Library Benefit Concerts...

In 2004, a slightly bewildered Patti Smith stood on stage at the Sunset Center in Carmel and rhetorically asked, "What am I doing here?"

Little did she know.

Thanks to the persistence and brilliance of promoter Jesse Goodman Presents, Patti headlined the first-ever benefit for the non-profit Henry Miller Memorial Library, known then a sleepy, quirky bookstore perched on the Pacific coast.

FATHER JOHN MISTY AT LOOLAPALOOZA 2013  /  photo by Cory Sewald

Fast-forward to 2013. In some ways, not much has changed. You can go into the Library any day and find it as it was back in 2003: a welcoming, peaceful oasis amongst the redwoods where - according to lore - "nothing happens."  But nothing's quite as simple as it seems. 

Since Patti first strode on the Sunset stage, Jesse Goodman has continued to curate annual benefits for the Library, including Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Henry Rollins, DJ Spooky, and most recently, Rufus Wainwright. Not coincidentally, the Library also developed a reputation during the intervening years as one of the preeminent arts centers in the country, offering workshops, musical events, film screening series, and so much more. 

In fact 2013, marks the 10th fundraiser curated under Jesse's steady hand.

Attendees will witness an intimate, unforgettable performance in one of the greatest outdoor venues in the world.  (Think a cozy supper club dropped in the middle of an outdoor redwood grove.)  The event will also include a meet and greet with Father John Misty prior to the show, VIP tables including table service, and signed posters.

Opening the show will be poets Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye and Sara Goodman.

But attendees will also be part of history.  The Henry Miller Memorial Library has recently submitted plans with Monterey County to create a sustainable, ADA-compliant space that will serve visitors, artists, and musicians for years to come. Your support will help make these plans a reality, all while celebrating the 10th benefit curated by Jesse Goodman.  The symbolism is dizzying!

So please join us at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA on Sept. 19th for our 10th benefit concert.

Event poster by Steven Erdman.


Father John Website.

Anne Waldman (born April 2, 1945) is an American poet. Since the 1960s, Waldman has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar, and cultural/political activist. She has also been connected to the Beat poets. Wiki here.

Sara Goodman is a poet and experimental musician living in Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Van Gogh's Ear,  Ping Pong, and Emanations: Second Sight. She is the co-author of Snow Globe Universe, an experimental and collaborative chapbook. Her first full length collection of poetry, Universal Texture, will be published by Dynatox Ministries September of 2013. She currently attends the MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago for poetry. When she is not writing or making strange sounds, she enjoys painting large scale comic strips.

Please direct any press inquires to Executive Director Magnus Toren at, and as always, thank you for your continued support. 























Have questions about A Benefit Concert with Father John Misty & Friends? Contact Henry Miller Memorial Library

When & Where

The Henry Miller Memorial Library
48603 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Henry Miller Memorial Library

The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a a public benefit, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.

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