Join us on February 17th for The Red Herring’s Golden Birthday Party. We are celebrating The Red Herring’s 50 year anniversary with live music, storytellers from over The Red Herring years, memorabilia from half a century of our history, a raffle of local goods and Red Herring swag, cooking from the Red Herring kitchen, and more to be announced soon.
Musicians include PAUL KOTHEIMER, The Merry Travelers, Dewclaw, Relevator featuring Kenna Mae, harryoftheEarth Music, Les Urban (from the Red Herring LP’s of the 1970s), U of I Jazz players, Riders of the Golden Maize, and more folks from The Red Herring’s rich past and present.
Storytellers include founding participants Bill Taylor and Vern Fein. Poetry by Ruth Walker, read by Emmett Silver.
Memorabilia from The Red Herring decades will be displayed throughout the building all night.
U Of I Library Archives will be exhibiting underground newspapers, The Walrus and The Geek (originally laid out at The Herring in the 1970’s), from 4:30-6:30pm.