People's Music Network

for Songs of Freedom and Struggle

Program Schedule


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Friday, January 23, 2015
5:00 PM – Registration Opens
6:00-7:15 PM – Light Dinner (Cafeteria)  *** Food service closes down at 8:00pm ***
6:00-6:30 – Shabbat event with singing (open to everyone)

Come join Kim and Reggie Harris, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Mara Sapon-Shevin for a musical Shabbat service open to EVERYONE. We will sing songs that link the music of the African-American tradition with traditional Jewish songs, light the candles, bless the wine and share challah. No prior knowledge necessary — come sing, hug and start the weekend with extra warmth.

7:30-10:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00) – Friday Night Concert (Auditorium)

Saturday, January 24, 2015
7:30 AM-8:30 AM – Breakfast
8:30 AM-8:45 AM – Opening Ceremony (Cafeteria)
9:00 AM-10:15 AM – Workshop One
10:30 AM-11:45 PM – Workshop Two
11:45 PM-1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM-2:00 PM – Community Meeting (Cafeteria)
2:15 PM-3:30 PM – Workshop Three
3:45 PM-5:00 PM – Workshop Four
5:15-6:15pm – Plenary (Auditorium)

6:15 PM-7:20 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM- 12 Midnight – Round Robin

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, January 25, 2015
7:30 AM-8:45 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM-10:30 AM – Workshop Five
10:45 AM-12:15 PM – Workshop Five
12:15 PM-1:30 PM – Lunch
1:30pm-2:00pm – Closing Ceremony
2:00pm-2:30pm – 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