Robert Kennedy & Georgia O’Keeffe Show – Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC (Admission $10- SOLD OUT)

Event details

  • June 10, 2022
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Warren Wilson College, Morris' Pavilion, 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • 864.244-1499

 View Map  |  Tickets 10.00 | Tickets go on sale April 18, 2022


“Don Pedi” will provide a musical interlude between performances.

Meet two remarkable Americans – hear their stories – ask them how they overcame the great challenges of their lifetimes. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.

  • Robert Kennedy – keeping the peace – through turmoil of the 60s
  • Georgia O’Keeffe – challenging the art of perception – and creating a world through art

All Buncombe Chautauqua shows will be held at outdoors at the Morris’ Pavilion, Warren Wilson College. Seating is provided. No reserved seating.

This event is currently sold out. Click below to be placed on a Wait List in case someone turns their tickets back in.


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Robert Kennedy performed by Jeremy Meier, Ohio

When one hears the name Kennedy, most think of JFK or maybe even Jackie. But it was serious young Bobby Kennedy who faced off with Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters during the Rackets Committee hearings of the late fifties and who during the Cuban Missile Crisis possessed a dissenting voice to which the President was open to listen.

When we think of the 60’s, we hear JFK’s challenge: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

RFK took up that gauntlet. He was 36 when he became the US Attorney General. At 40 he was elected US Senator and soon started his Presidential campaign. At 42 he was assassinated. History asks, What might have been had he finished the race?

“For of those to whom much is given much is required.”


Georgia O’Keeffe, performed by Leslie Goddard, Chicago, IL

Georgia O’Keeffe was an independent woman who broke the rules and forged her own unique place in the world of arts. Her style is familiar from the bold, miraculous canvases that gave rise to her legend. Her face is familiar for the astonishing Alfred Stieglitz photographs that captured her wisdom and haunting beauty.

Her innovative impressionist images challenged perceptions and constantly evolved. She not only painted the world around her, she created a world where gigantic brilliant flowers and cow skulls; cavernous valleys and haunting skylines; parched deserts and wide skies, and even the artist herself achieve their undisputed domain. Through her vision, they grew large to cover the canvas and expand to become another world.

She not only created art; she created a world.


Don Pedi, Mountain Dulcimer

Don was born into a musical family in Chelsea Massachusetts. On weekends, his grandfather,  would close his barber shop for business, and open his home in the back as a gathering place for family and friends to share homemade food, fellowship and live music. Don’s grandfather played guitar, mandolin and banjo. Don’s uncle Frank made his living singing and playing music. Don’s dad will burst into song at the drop of a hat.

Don first laid eyes on a dulcimer being played by Richard Farina at a live performance by Mimi and Richard Farina in 1964, at the old corn Coffee House in Boston. Don was convinced that someday he would get himself a dulcimer and play it. And he did! At Fiddler’s Grove, he won with such consistency, that in 1980 Don was declared “Master Dulcimer Player” and removed from future competition.