Crosby and Nash to play gig for Occupy Wall Street protesters
Tuesday’s Zuccotti Park concert will be a step up from the drum circles its residents and neighbors are used to.
Inspired by their recent visit to the park last week, ‘60s rock icons David Crosby and Graham Nash will play an acoustic set at the park Tuesday afternoon for Occupy Wall Street, according to a spokesman for the protesters and a publicist for the musical duo.
While Stephen Stills is touring with Crosby, Stills and Nash — a band long-known for political activism — he wasn’t expected at the performance today.
Their gig is planned for 3 p.m. near the corner of Cedar St. and Broadway, according to an Occupy Wall Street spokesman. The publicist for the band, which played the Beacon Theater Monday night, confirmed the show, but wouldn’t divulge other details.
The show comes a few weeks after activist and musician Pete Seeger joined and sang during a protest march.
The protesters have been greeted by several celebrities since they began camping out at the park in September, including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon and Kanye West.
The movement got a fresh boost Monday from some politicians, community groups and unions, who marched more than 11 miles from Washington Heights to the park in a show of solidarity.