This Thursday, October 15th, at 7:00 PM Eastern, ARTivism Virginia will partner with Virginia Organizing in its tenth online SUN SiNG iN PLACE Concert since April of this year. As their last concert of 2020, ARTivism is proud to amplify the steady and effective progress over 25 years of Virginia Organizing’s empowerment of individuals, communities, and grassroots organizations across the Commonwealth, and its long-running work to get out the vote.
The concert will feature several guest performances of fresh and inspired material, including Winston-Salem, NC-based Joe Troop – multi-instrumentalist, songster, activist, and founder of the GRAMMY-nominated Latingrass group Che Apalache; acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trent Wagler, leader of the Shenandoah Valley’s The Steel Wheels; 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, award-winning poet and professor Brian Teare; Charlottesville songwriter and craftsman Adam Bechtel, Richmond ARTivist duo Høly River; and Charlottesville songwriter Lilly Bechtel with an unreleased song from her solo project, Night Teacher.
Joining the program on behalf of Virginia Organizing are grassroots organizers Isabel Castillo of Harrisonburg, Duane Edwards of Fredericksburg, Brandy Faulkner of the New River Valley, Barbara J. Harris of Norfolk, and Susan Perry of Charlottesville.
In addition, the concert will see a new remote musical collaboration of the SUN SiNG Collective, whose eight members spread from Martinsville and Ferrum to Richmond and Washington, DC.
The concert will stream live at 7PM Eastern on:
The SUN SiNG Collective was formed in 2019 as a project of ARTivism Virginia, featuring visual artists & musicians using their art to support the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the now-cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline. ARTivism Virginia provides a supported connection between artists and activists, and works to serve the broad, deep, and growing coalition fighting fossil fuel infrastructure buildout in Virginia and the region.