Does music inspire you to dream that a better world is possible? Do you want your children to experience musical traditions that carry this message? Are you looking for a musical community where singers, listeners, songwriters, fans, are all welcome in the same place?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, you’ll find much to be excited about at the People’s Music Network Winter Gathering (PMN), January 29-31, 2016, in downtown Albany, NY at the Hackett Middle School.
Read about different aspects of the gathering and how you can get involved on the right hand menu.
Save the Date Flier: Download the Save the Date Flier, print it, and share it at local music and activist events.
Facebook Event: RSVP and invite your musical friends to the 2016 PMN Winter Gathering.
2016 PMN Artist in Residence
Joe Jencks will serve as the PMN Artist-in-Residence in 2016. His service follows the following PMN Arists in Residence: Kim and Reggie Harris (2015); Magpie (2014); Emma’s Revolution (2013); and Si Kahn (2012). Joe wrote up a letter, describing what PMN has meant for him in the past and what he hopes to give back to PMN next year.
The 40th annual Summer Gathering of People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle will take place in 2016 at a new location: Camp Kinderland in Tolland, MA. The camp has a rich history of bringing together artists using music for progressive social change. It also has a beautiful facility, including a lake and the “Paul Robeson Theatre”, which will be the venue for both the Friday Night Concert and the Saturday Night Round Robin. The Summer Gathering is similar in format to the Winter Gathering, except that participants may sleep in cabins on the same site. Camp Kinderland has a large capacity. There are options to camp, regular cabins with bunk beds, and many private and semi-private rooms available. Camp Kinderland is less than 3 hours from Boston; less than 4 hours from NYC; just one hour from Hartford, and a half hour from Winstead, CT. We will be organizing carpools for folks seeking to share a ride. Check back for updates!