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Let Justice Roll Down - Southeast VT

Buy tickets/books: 
Adult $20 ticket
$20.00 ea
Child-youth tickets (under 18) a
$5.00 ea
Student / low income ticket
$10.00 ea
Supporter $30
$30.00 ea
Patron $50 ticket
$50.00 ea
Copies of Rise Again (7 1/2 x 10 spiral) to pick up at concert
$20.00 ea
Copies of Rise Again (9 x 12 spiral) to pick up at concert
$25.00 ea
Total Cost$0.00

WEATHER POSTPONEMENT!  For safety reasons we are postponing this concert until Wed, April 5th - same time & place. 7:30pm at Guilford Community Church. If you bought a ticket your ticket is good for Wed. If you wish to request a refund, email us at ruasevents@gmail.com.

Come join us! Stand together through singing together - for all people, no matter what race, gender, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Celebrate our resilience and resistance in these challenging times. Uphold the work of groups leading the fight against hate and injustice.

This concert is a benefit for Black Lives Matter - Vermont & Root Social Justice Center.

Downloadable Flyer: Full color or b&w pdfs of this flyer are available for download in the lower left of this page.

Artists / songleaders:

Lea Gilmore - Lea is a blues, gospel, and jazz-singing civic activist who has lent her voice, literally and figuratively, to advocacy for the underserved of the world for many years. Essence Magazine named her one of the "25 Women Shaping the World" in 2005. She has worked tirelessly to advance racial justice and bridge divides in her native Baltimore, particularly since the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. www.leagilmore.com.  Lea will be accompanied by award-winning blues pianist and vocalist Professor Louie. www.professorlouie.com

Annie Patterson & Peter Blood - creators of the best-selling songbook Rise Up Singing and its 2015 sequel Rise Again (containing 1200 additional songs). Annie & Peter have devoted their lives to spurring change through group singing. Author and activist Studs Terkel called Rise Up Singing a "play-work-fight-freedom hymnal!" 

We will be joined by two choruses:

Guilford Church ("9 o'clock") Choir provides spirited song each Sunday at the church under the direction of Andy Irvine, Peter Amidon, and Tony Barrand.

House Blend - a capella songs from around the world. www.houseblend.org/

Admission at the door is for a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 students/low income and $5 for those under 18 ("Be generous, be affordable!")  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you can give more, you'll help support others with less means to attend the concert.

Online tickets bought here are not mailed out - there will be a will call list at the door. You can also email the organizer listed at right and ask to have a ticket held that you will pay for at the door.

Copies of the songbook Rise Again will be available to buy or borrow at the concert. If you have a copy of Rise Up Singing or Rise Again bring it with you!

Let justice roll down like a mighty stream!