Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, who continues to be one of the most notable activist folk singers from the 1960s-era of America’s folk music revival, is returning to the Camden Opera House Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. to headline the Windjammer Festival weekend for a second time.

“Noel’s show in 2014 sold out with local ticket buyers before our Windjammer Festival visitors even arrived in town or had a chance to purchase tickets,” said Kerry Hadley, opera house manager. “We hope by having Noel return that even more people will get to enjoy his very special evening of warmth and music.”

It’s been more than 50 years since Peter, Paul and Mary walked with the Rev. Martin Luther King during the March on Washington and were inspired by his memorable speech that day. Famous for their renditions of “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” the trio earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammy awards.

Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades, both as the “Paul” of the legendary group and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. He and his wife Elizabeth have created a multifaith presentation “One Light, Many Candles,” which they present nationally.

Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionately passionate – Stookey’s voice is known all across this land, from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.” The opera house heartily welcomes him back for the Windjammer Festival.

Tickets are $22 in advance and will be $25 day of show, if available; $16/$20 for those older than 65 or younger than 12. They are available at; by calling 536-5850; or for no additional fees at the Camden Town Office, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information about the three-day festival, visit

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