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John Sinclair Is Free

A Celebration of Life, Poetry, Music and Film May 17, 2024. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center 6621 St. Claude, Ave., Arabi, LA.

Thanks to James Reuter / Bearcat Cafe, Renee Broussard, Dennis Formento, Carlo Ditta, Bill Lynn, Jerry Brock and the family and friends including Penny, Celia, Sonny, Beyoncé and Leni Sinclair.

Photo Credits – Leni Sinclair, Pat Jolly, Lynn Abbott and others with all rights reserved by photographer. The John Sinclair Foundation

Friday, May 17 @ 7:00 pm


A tribute in poetry, music and film

Free admission

John Sinclair, poet, activist, concert & record producer, bandleader and scholar of the blues.  A celebration in words and music for the poet, bandleader, & performer, record and concert producer who passed away in Detroit on April 2, 2024.   

Poets:  Valentine Pierce, Megan Burns, Timeless***, Bill Lavender, Chuck Perkins, Dennis Formento, David Kunian of WWOZ, etc.

Music by Carlo Ditta and band; Second line with the Treme Brass Band

Video selections from John’s career in New Orleans curated by Rene Broussard

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Memorial Service Program

Tuesday April 9, 2024: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (EDT)  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar

Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby

At the request of John Sinclair’s family and friends, the live stream of his funeral will be available for public viewing.
These details were provided by the family:
The venue for the funeral in Downtown Detroit has a very limited capacity. When that capacity is reached, the doors will be locked. John’s family has no control over the doors, and they are very concerned that people will be locked out. They want everybody who knew and loved John to be able to observe his memorial service. Therefore, there will also be a live stream of the memorial on facebook at this link:

The event in the Lobby of the Downtown Library will be a public viewing of the feed from this Facebook page.
For more information about John Sinclair, the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, and the Ann Arbor Sun, visit AADL’s project Freeing John Sinclair.
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Memorial For John Sinclair

To be streamed live by Richard Blondy @

13.00 Hours (Easter Daylight Time) Tuesday 9th April.

“The Hardest Working Poet in Show Business”

“Look on each act as future history”
— John Sinclair