From Monterey County Weekly:
“…it’s a testament that the storied Beat culture from which it came was not so long ago that people who were there are still alive. The culture, itself, is still alive. Cimino is partly responsible for that.
“This year, we decided it was time to branch out and start something new. My parents are in their late 80s. Beats are that age. I wanted to get as many of them exposure. So the Beatnik Shindig was born [June 26-28, Fort Mason Center and North Beach.] David Amram is a headliner. He’s a musician, a friend of Jack Kerouac.”