People's Music Network

for Songs of Freedom and Struggle

2015 Summer Gathering Schedule

See workshop listing here.

Friday, June 5, 2015
5:00-11:00 PM – Registration Opens
6:00-10:00 PM – Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30-9:45 PM – Friday Night Concert (Olympic Hall)
10:00-??? PM – Friday Night Campfire Song Swap (Beach and Fireplace)

We’ll create a space where newcomers to PMN can get introduced to the community. Newcomers are especially encouraged to share songs. We’ll also have some old-comers on hand to share some songs.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 AM-8:30 AM – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:10-8:25 – “Singing to the Land” with Sarah Pirtle & Adele Rolider (Dining Hall – Under Tent). When arriving in a new place, our ancestors announced intentions to the land. In this 15 minute circle, we’ll sing a new song and have room for people to speak.

We honor the old ones of this land.
We honor the power when voices raise, 
and stretch to those who’ve gone before 
with song and heart to keep us brave.

8:30 AM-8:45 AM – Opening Ceremony (Dining Hall)
9:00 AM-10:15 AM – Workshop One
10:30 AM-11:45 PM – Workshop Two
11:45 PM-1:00 PM – Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM – Plenary with Kim and Reggie Harris (Dining Hall)
2:00-3:00 PM – Community Meeting (Dining Hall)

Participate in the organizational life of PMN. On the agenda: Plans for the Winter Gathering in Albany, NY; PMN Development campaign; and the PMN Song of the Month project.

3:15 PM-4:30 PM – Workshop Three
4:45 PM-6:00 PM – Workshop Four
6:00 PM-7:15 PM – Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:15-??? PM – Round Robin (Dining Hall)

The Round Robin is a concert in which everyone gets a chance to perform. Given the limited time, please keep introductions to one line. You will have one song, not more than 5 minutes. Priority is given to first time performers, children, and those with special needs. Others are chosen by lottery.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
7:30 AM-8:45 AM – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 AM-10:30 AM – Workshop Five
10:45 AM-12:15 PM – Workshop Six
12:15 PM-1:30 PM – Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 PM-2:00 PM – Closing Ceremony
2:00 PM-2:30 PM – Clean Up


Experienced PMN members, including Kim and Reggie Harris, will be available for one-on-one mentoring opportunities throughout the weekend: get pointers on your guitar/vocal and performance technique, work on your songwriting skills, or just talk to your mentor about finding your way as an independent musician. You may sign up for a session at the registration table when you arrive for the weekend, assignments will be on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are interested in being a mentor to other artists, please contact Ben at