September 17, 2002
For Further Information Contact: NARF, (303) 447-8760
LITTLE FEAT HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT ON OCTOBER 14, 2002 IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND
BOULDER, CO – Little Feat is hosting a special rock & roll concert to benefit the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) on October 14, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. A limited number of Gold & Silver tickets are available. For special aftershow reception passes to meet Little Feat and other artists, call 800-728-6223.
Little Feat will perform in its entirety their landmark LP "Waiting For Columbus" that was originally released in 1978. The album is now re-released in expanded, 2-CD "Deluxe Edition by Rhino Records. It is considered one of the all-time great rock & roll live albums. Billy Bob Thornton, Levon Helm and other special guests will perform live in concert with Little Feat.
NARF Executive Director, John Echohawk says, "This concert celebrates the survival and prosperity of indigenous peoples in the Americas. It is important that NARF share the current legal, social, and environmental struggles of Native Americans with others."
Proceeds from this event will support NARFs legal cases in the areas of tribal recognition, water rights, land claims, hunting and fishing rights, educational support, and economic self-reliance. Two information booths manned by NARF staff will be open at the venue. NARF encourages all our friends, colleagues, and affiliates to buy tickets to this concert. It promises to be a memorable event for all.
The second beneficiary of the Little Feat and friends gala will be the Simpatico Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals within the communities of social and environmental activism who are suffering from financial trauma and are in need of special aid. Funds from this concert will be directed to a trust established for Severn Haywardson of founding Feat member and drummer Richie Hayward who is recovering from a devastating automobile wreck.
This historic Little Feat benefit performance comes together with the assistance of The Guacamole Fund, a nonprofit company that produces events for organizations working in the public interest. All seating at Lisner Auditorium is reserved; regular show tickets are $40, available through the Lisner Box Office or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). A special $30 student admission is available only through the Lisner Box office, in person or by calling (202) 994-6800.
The Native American Rights Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Indian tribes, individuals and organizations with legal advice and representation on issues of national significance to Native Americans. NARF is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska.