We get together at large and small events both in person and online. You need not be a member to attend, but membership provides a discount for events that have a registration fee.
PMN hosts national Gatherings each winter and summer in various locations around the United States. For details on upcoming gatherings, please see our Events menu. These weekend long events include:
Friday Evening Concert
We open our Gatherings with a big concert, featuring new and established artists who use their art to promote peace and social justice.
Dozens of Workshops
Weekend participants lead workshops highlighting group singing, song sharing, and skills for using music for progressive social change (e.g., performance, songwriting, music promotion & using song in struggles for justice).
Saturday night we gather for a Round Robin song share where attendees are invited to perform a song for the group and to enjoy the music of others.
We make the weekend more affordable by organizing homestays nearby with PMN members and supporters. Meals are included in the registration fees. Special rates for members, different income scales. Financial aid is available. We have scholarships for artists of color and for young artists.
A number of local PMN members host regular or spontaneous song and poetry swaps in various locations, which we intend to re-starts when the Covid-19 crisis subsides. If you’d like to join a song swap, please get in touch with the organizer. If you’d like to start a PMN affiliated song/poetry swap in your area, please contact Ben Grosscup, PMN Executive Director.
Local groups affiliated with PMN have hosted regular song swaps in the following cities:
- Greenfield, MA
- Hartford, CT
- New York City
- Washington DC