Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. As the eldest son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie, and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer, Arlo grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians, all of whom were significant influences on his musical career.
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song was a hilarious account of actual events that took place in 1965. The song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism.
Fifty years after the historic events that launched him to reluctant celebrity, Arlo brings to the stage “The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” in its entirety, along with many favorites from his catalog.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $40; youth, $30.