Musician Wesley Stace To Perform at Benefit

Musician Wesley Stace To Perform at Benefit


The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice will present Wesley Stace, also known as John Wesley Harding, in a benefit concert on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at 12 Stockton Street, and will go toward building a new space.

Since 1988, Stace has released many albums under the name John Wesley Harding. He has recorded duets with Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Rosanne Cash, and others. Stace has published four novels, including Misfortune, and co-wrote choreographer Mark Morris’ memoir Out Loud.

He also created Cabinet of Wonders, a monthly show that plays at New York City’s City Winery. He has taught at Princeton University, Swarthmore College, and Fairleigh-Dickinson University. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the Wall Street Journal.

All proceeds go toward helping the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice best serve Princeton at its new community activist center and safe-space for LGBTQIA youth and seniors, intersectional families, and others.

Tickets are $25. Visit Anyone who cannot afford a ticket should contact the organization at, as financial difficulties will never bar access for any members of the community.


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