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October Songwriters


Songwriters Night continues in October!

Thursday, October 3 at The Living Room in Ardmore PA

Avi Wisnia hosts Songwriters Night, a concert series showcasing some of the best local & touring songwriters. On the first Thursday of every month, come experience a unique night of songs, storytelling and collaboration in this intimate listening room environment. October’s concert event features: Jean Rohe, Sophie Buskin, Avi Wisnia, and Aaron Nathans, presented in the round. Get tickets HERE


Wisnias in Concert


Music is the through-line of my grandfather’s life. Music made him famous as a child singing in Warsaw. Music saved his life as a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps. Music helped him establish roots and community in the United States. Music is the story, the pain and joy wrapped in tradition and memory, that he has passed along to me.

Come hear his story in music, with a concert event that we will perform together, including a song he composed while a prisoner in Auschwitz that I translated into English.

Thursday Sept 19 at Wissahickon Valley Public Library
free, and open to the public
seating is limited, reservations recommended to attend
program details and RSVP at

Read about my grandfather’s incredible story and his memoir:

Read my blog about our recent travels in Poland:

Watch David Wisnia sing at the 70th Anniversary International Auschwitz Commemoration in Poland:

and… Featured on BuzzFeed Video ‘How I Survived The Holocaust’:



Woofstock Returns


Woofstock Returns!

The canine-friendly concert series in Philadelphia has been extended into September, and i’ll be providing the music. So bring your pups, and their human companions, and let’s make some noise.


Sept Songwriter Night Sold Out


wow wow wow
our September Songwriters Night concert is SOLD OUT!!
thanks to everyone who helps make our concert series a success


from the gilroy garlic festival


my friends, i want to reach out to you after so many of you have reached out to me after the horrible mass shooting event that occurred at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday. i want to assure you i am ok, i performed earlier in the festival and was not there when the shooting happened. thank you all for your messages, for your posts, and for your concern. while i am ok, many are not. i am sad, horrified and angry as more news comes in about what happened. i have played the garlic festival for 7 years. i know it is a source of pride for the community, a tourist destination for people around the world, and just a fun and happy event. i hate that this happened. another mass shooting. we should not have to live in fear of going to a food festival, a concert, a movie. we don’t have to live like this. we really don’t.

if you would like to help those in the community, you can donate to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund, organized by the Gilroy Foundation.



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