WOODY GUTHRIE PRIZE

2024 Woody Guthrie Prize Honoring Tom Morello. Sept. 25, 2024, Cain's Ballroom.

On Sept. 25, 2024, at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Tom Morello will be honored with the 2024 Woody Guthrie Prize. This prestigious award recognizes Morello’s outstanding contributions to music and activism, embodying the spirit of Woody Guthrie’s social consciousness and musical legacy. As Woody Guthrie Center’s largest fundraising event of the year for education and community programming, the evening will feature remarks from center director Cady Shaw and Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter, Anna Canoni, highlighting Morello’s impact on the music industry and social justice movements. The event will culminate in a Q&A session with Morello, offering audiences a deeper understanding of his work and inspirations, followed by a brief acoustic performance.

“Woody Guthrie was a fearless agitator, a six string instigator, a poetic truth teller and a harmonizing hell raiser. He was the original punk rocker whose life, music, art and lyrics were beacons of justice and liberation for the downtrodden and oppressed. In my own work Woody has been an inspiration to tell it like I see it without compromise or apology and to play my songs (and his songs) on the picket line and at the barricade whenever and wherever people are taking a stand.” – Tom Morello

You can support the Woody Guthrie Center’s education and community programming with these premium ticket packages:

GENERAL
ADMISSION

  • Single ticket to the Woody Guthrie Prize award presentation and performance

FEARLESS AGITATOR PACKAGE

GENERAL ADMISSION, PLUS:

  • Access to pre-event reception at The Canopy
    • Live music by Paul Benjaman
    • Themed food stations and curated drinks by Justin Thompson Catering Group
    • Shuttle from The Canopy to Cain’s Ballroom
  • Priority reserved seating for the Woody Guthrie Prize ceremony at Cain’s Ballroom

THIS MACHINE
VIP PACKAGE

FEARLESS AGITATOR PACKAGE, PLUS:

  • Exclusive pre-event meet and greet with Tom Morello at Woody Guthrie Center
  • Complimentary valet parking service at Woody Guthrie Center

TICKETS ON-SALE TO PUBLIC

JUNE 3, 10 A.M. CT

ABOUT THE WOODY GUTHRIE PRIZE

The Woody Guthrie Prize is given annually to an artist who best exemplifies Woody Guthrie’s spirit and work by speaking for the less fortunate through music, film, literature, dance or other art forms and serving as a positive force for social change. Past recipients of the award include Joan Baez, Chuck D, Kris Kristofferson, Norman Lear, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and Mavis Staples.

PAST WOODY GUTHRIE PRIZE WINNERS