stop going Back To School and put down that Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The summer is not done JUST YET!
Summer Concerts in August!
I can’t wait to play some beautiful shows for you…
Wed, Aug 10 – Mountain Top Lodge, Pocono Pines PA
Sun, Aug 14 – Ferry Park, Cape May NJ
Sat, Aug 20 – Philadelphia Folk Festival, Upper Salford PA
Sat, Aug 27 – Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia PA
Full schedule & tour info at aviwisnia.com/tour
West Philly Porchfest 2022:
Avi Wisnia & Friends Porch Concert | RSVP
This weekend, come hang out with Avi Wisnia & Friends as they present an afternoon of free live music for the community. Gather around the West Philly porch on Chester Ave, and enjoy music from singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia and his Philly songwriter friends with lots of special guests throughout the afternoon.
Part of the 2022 West Philly Porchfest, an annual outdoor celebration featuring musicians of all kinds playing free shows on porches throughout the neighborhood. Created by and for West Philadelphia residents, the festival celebrates the community’s broad musical and cultural diversity, an eruption of music and revelry with over 140 porches and 300 musical acts participating throughout the day. Bring friends, bring family, come celebrate community and music with us. More info at www.westphillyporchfest.com
Saturday, June 4, Music starts at 12noon.
4717 Chester Ave, Philadelphia PA
Hosted by Karen, Kirk & Naomi
Our film is Here!
The documentary about how my grandfather David Wisnia survived the Holocaust & our recent journey back to Poland as a family is here, making its world premiere at the Hot Docs International Festival! “How Saba Kept Singing” features music by my Saba and me, plus an original song I wrote for the film.
When the director Sara Taksler told us about the premiere in Toronto, she invited our family to attend. How often does a film about your family get a premiere? So here we are, in Canada, and the family will attend the first screening on Sun May 1, with a special live music performance that will immediately follow the film.
Stay tuned for more information about screenings and festival appearances coming up in the next few months. This is just the beginning of the journey for this film! Eventually, we will all be able to watch “How Saba Kept Singing” together soon.
For those of you who knew my grandfather, for those of you who have been following our journey together over the past few years, you know how important this story is. My grandfather at first did not speak openly about his experience surviving the horrors of the Holocaust. But towards the end of his life, he found it important and necessary to talk about it. Although he passed away last summer, he was able to know that his story will be immortalized on film, able to reach a wider audience, a global audience. His story, his legacy, his voice will live on. I miss him every day, and while all of this is very overwhelming and emotional, I look forward to seeing him again, alive and singing, on a big screen. I’m excited for everyone to get to know my Saba.
For more information about how to view #HowSabaKeptSinging at the HotDocs festival in Toronto (screenings May 1, May 6, May 8), visit: https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2022/how-saba-kept-singing