Upcoming Gatherings & Concerts

    • 01/26/2018
    • 01/28/2018
    • Pierce School, 50 School Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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    The 2018 People’s Music Network Gathering takes place at two venues in Boston, MA from January 26-28, 2018. It includes:

    • Music to inspire dreams for a better world.
    • Traditions that strengthen social justice struggles.
    • A community where singers, listeners, songwriters, fans, are welcome in a common space.

    The PMN Friday Night Concert takes place at the First Parish in Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm on January 26, 2018, which will feature PMN Artists in Residence, Charlie King and Rick Burkhardt, Sol y Canto, Regie Gibson, Windborne Singers, Kallet Epstein and Cicone, and other inspiring artists and groups. Tickets to this concert are included when you register for the gathering. If you would like to purchase additional concert tickets without registering for the gathering, please click on this link.

    On Saturday and Sunday (January 27 & 28, 2018) at the Pierce School in Brookline, we’ll have participatory workshops and songswaps, mentoring sessions, and a Saturday night “Round Robin” – all highlighting the role of music in progressive social change. A specific track of workshops for youth called the Youth Creative Convergence will take place parallel to the adult workshop. Expect numerous opportunities to share music, sing together, and to join efforts to bring music for progressive social change into the heart of struggles for justice and freedom today.

    Click on the Winter Gathering Overview for details about Schedule, Workshops, Logistics (Food, Housing and Other), Directions, Transportation and more.

    Note: When registering, please do not enter an e-mail address for children younger than 13 years of age. E-mail addresses for youth are optional, and for adults are optional but requested.

    • 01/26/2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • First Parish, 3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    This inspiring night of activist music opens a full weekend event where artists and activists from across the Northeast and beyond will gather to sustain and develop traditions of music as a tool of social change. 

    NOTE: One concert ticket is included if you register for the full PMN Winter GatheringUse this event only if you want to purchase concert tickets separately from registering for the Winter Gathering.

    Buy Tickets!


    General Admission:   At the Door: $20, Advance: $16
    Student & Low Income:   At the Door: $15, Advance: $11
    Solidarity Price:   $35 (Thank you!)

    PMN’S policy is to not turn anyone away for lack of funds.

    This concert is sponsored by Peoples Music Network, a diverse community of singers, artists, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. The concert serves as a showcase of PMN-affiliated artists who are advancing PMN’s mission through their music as well as a benefit concert for PMN — the largest one we put on each year.

    Wheelchair Accessibility

    Next to the primary entrance to First Parish on Church Street, there is a smaller door that is a wheelchair accessible entrance. Ring the doorbell for First Parish and someone will open the door. Take elevator to the 2nd floor.


      Charlie King
    PMN Artist-in-Residence

    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
    PMN Artist-in-Residence

    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

      Regie Gibson

    Poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and other venues throughout the world. National Poetry Slam Individual Champion!
    Artist website

       Sol y Canto

    Since 1994, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the White House, the California World Music Festival to Boston's Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico's Museo de Arte to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Boston Globe hails them "sublime ambassadors of the Pan-Latin tradition"
    Artist website

      Windborne Singers
    The four Windborne singers dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.
    Artist website

    Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have had the pleasure of performing together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England since 1981. Their close harmonies have inspired enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics alike. The trio sings both a capella and accompanied by guitar and hammered dulcimer, drawing material from contemporary and traditional music of the British Isles and North America, with a liberal sprinkling of sea music and occasional forays into other cultures as well.
    Artist Website

    Marcia Gomes’ moving and powerful songs explore themes of faith, redemption, and social justice.

    Marcia is a Cleo Laine vocal scholarship recipient and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in voice and songwriting. She has performed with a number of popular local Boston bands including the jazz bands Straight Ahead and MaShanDi Jhazz, an all female R&B dance band called ​Sistahs of the Yam, and Move, an R&B pop band. When she is not performing or acting, Marcia teaches voice at the Institute for the Musical Arts summer rock camp for girls, and middle school English with an arts and social justice focus.

    Artist Website
       ... and more!

    • 06/01/2018
    • 06/03/2018
    • Camp Kinderland, 1543 Colebrook River Rd, Tolland, MA 01034

    PMN SUMMER GATHERING, June, 2018 (Tolland, MA)

    Our 42nd annual PMN Summer Gathering for 2018 will take place at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, MA. This will be our third year at Camp Kinderland. If you missed it, you can get a sense of what it was like by viewing the numerous video recordings of the concert, the plenary, the workshops, and the round robin performances on the Past Gatherings page.

    Watch this space for more info as it becomes available. Registration costs and other details may change. Registration typically opens two months before the Gathering.

    *** The 2018  PMN Summer Gathering is confirmed for dates of June 1-3, 2018. Please disregard any notice mentioning consideration of other dates. We'll see you there!

    • 06/01/2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Tolland, MA 02138
    PMN SUMMER CONCERT, June 1, 2018 in Tolland, MA!

    Watch this space for more details as they become available. Ticket costs and other details may change. Tickets typically go on sale two months before the concert.

    If you'd like to see video of our recent semi-annual concerts, check out our Past Gatherings page.

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