KPOV and Bethlyn’s Global Fusion are bringing truly hilarious singer-songwriter and political satirist Roy Zimmerman to the Volcanic Theater Pub in Bend on June 7, 2017 for a benefit concert for KPOV.
Get tickets at bendticket.com and KPOV. In advance: $15 for KPOV members (call office for code); $17 for non-KPOV members. At the door: all tickets $20.
Read on for more about Zimmerman and why you can’t miss this show and to see our wonderful sponsors! Go to royzimmerman.com to see some of Roy’s videos.
The world is full of funny songs, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive originals are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable.
KPOV thanks our sponsors for Roy Zimmerman show:
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Dr. Ellen Golodner
Lisa N. Bertalan
Center For Car Donations
Layor Art Supply
Ellen Golodner, M.D.
More About Roy Zimmerman and the June 7 show
What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman.
Over 20 years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”
There’s a decidedly Humanist side to his satire – a lesson in “Creation Science 101,” an affirmation that “Everybody Is Everybody Else” and a four-minute history of America called “Religious Freedom (to Burn Our Own Witches).” And there are unabashed progressive anthems like “Hope, Struggle and Change” and “My Vote, My Voice, My Right.”
His lyrics are creative, unexpected, and often subtle, requiring you to think. Or, they are just straight up hilarious.
Our Programming Director’s personal favorite: “I’ve been thinking about all weekend. I’ve been thinking about it all weekend. I’ve been thinking about it all weekend . . . unions are to blame.”