- 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 the 40th annual Summer Gathering of People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, which takes place June 3-5 2016 at a new location: Camp Kinderland in Tolland, MA.
Camp Kinderland 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 and subscribe to PMN’s mailing list for registration info coming out in April 2016!
2016 PMN Artist in Residence: Joe Jencks is the 2016 PMN Artist-in-Residence. 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.