Camp Kinderland, Paul Robeson Theatre , 1543 Colebrook River Road, Tolland, MA 01034
The People’s Music Network Summer Gathering Friday Night Concert is the opening event for a three day weekend of music for social justice from June 1-3, 2018. This showcase concert takes place in the Paul Robeson Theatre at Camp Kinderland, located in Tolland, MA. The show features 2018 PMN Artists-in-Residence, Charlie King and Rick Burkhardt, plus other wonderful artists (below). These performers represent a small slice of the many PMN members who are making music for social change.
The concert is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10-20 at the door. Concert admission is included when you register for the PMN Summer Gathering. Immediately following the concert, at 10:00pm, there will be a Campfire Song Swap at the fireplace (next to Dining Hall) which is open to all gathering participants.
Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Artist Website
Rick Burkhardt is an Obie-award-winning playwright, performer, composer, and songwriter whose original works have been performed throughout the world. He is a founding member of the Nonsense Company, a touring experimental music/theater trio, and member of the Prince Myshkins, a political cabaret/folk duo. Artist Website
Ren is a creative
educator who utilizes poetry, song, dance, and numerous teaching styles to
share cultural lessons, while inspiring expression.
Erika Kulnys opens
hearts with her powerful voice, songs and thirst for social justice. She won
Music Nova Scotia’s Inspirational Recording of the Year and Rise Up, released at Copenhagen Pride,
garnered awards and charted Top Ten on Folk/Roots Charts. Erika's won
fellowships for music activism and is played on CBC, BBC, and NPR.
Martin Swinger is a sought-after
performing artist leading songwriting activities in K - 12 classrooms and
coaching advanced songwriters. He teaches singing and songwriting to
folks who believe they can’t. Martin’s 6th album, Living Things, is already
winning accolades at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses and private events.
Jane Fallon is an
award-winning songwriter and veteran performer, with 6 CD’s and two books with
music to her credit. Called “one of the good artists in a sea of soulless
clutter”, she crafts songs of substance that encourage people to think deeply
about the important social issues of today.