BENNINGTON, VT – Four local groups are collaborating to bring folk music icon Holly Near to Bennington. Climate Advocates Bennington-350VT, Bennington College, Queer Connect, and the Vermont Arts Exchange have come together to sponsor the concert, being held on March 21st, 2020, at 7pm in Bennington College’s Greenwall Auditorium.
This Night with Holly Near will help fund Climate Advocates Bennington’s re-forestation initiative. Because trees remove a great amount of carbon from the atmosphere in a short amount of time, we are joining a world-wide effort to plant 2 billion trees.
Folks who know of Holly’s remarkable life may want to claim the special opportunity to “meet and greet” Holly personally before the concert. This can be arranged by purchasing a sponsorship ticket for $50, which includes admission to the concert. Regular concert tickets are $25 ($30 at the door). Generous tickets are $35. Tickets for students and limited income are $15. All tickets are available online at ClimateAdvocatesBennington.org (Any payment over the general admission price of $25 is a tax-deductible donation to 350VT and Climate Advocates Bennington.)
Holly Near has worked in and sung for many of the major social movements of the last 50 years, including the anti-war, women’s rights, anti-nuclear, gay rights, racial justice, and immigrant rights movements. She has performed with a wide variety of artists – from Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Ronnie Gilbert to Chris Williamson and Mercedes Sosa. At this event Near will be accompanied by Jan Martinelli and Tory Trullio.
The evening will include food and drink for sale before the concert and at the intermission. People from across New England and the Capital District will be coming together for an evening of beautiful music and collective inspiration. One of the most powerful singer/songwriters of our time, Holly Near’s life-long commitment to justice and song builds community and brings joy to the soul.
Greenwall auditorium is an accessible facility; please call 845-342-5224 for specific accommodations. For more information about Climate Advocates Bennington-350VT or about our re-forestation initiative, go to ClimateAdvocatesBennington.org or visit us on Facebook.