The Americana Music Association℠, Voices of a People’s History and War Memorial Auditorium present The People Sing! on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., a separately ticketed event taking place on the opening night of the critically-acclaimed AMERICANAFEST℠: The Americana Music Festival & Conference.
Tickets start at $35 and are available now at WMArocks.com
, by phone at 615-782-4030, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
The People Sing! brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people engaged in struggles for freedom and justice in the United States. This unique event, featuring performances by Allison Moorer, Hayes Carll, Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Alice Randall, Joe Henry, Teddy Thompson, Otis Taylor, Elizabeth Cook, Shelby Lynne, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rhiannon Giddens, Billy Bragg, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and more, gives public expression to rebels, dissenters and visionaries to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.
Voices of a People’s History of the United States is a non-profit organization which builds on the work of historian Howard Zinn (1922–2010) to bring to light little-known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants and laborers.
By involving celebrated actors, musicians, and public figures in performances, Voices inspires audiences to delve more deeply into historical texts and to see history as a lively, relevant and contemporary subject, not just a matter of books sitting on the shelf. The organization also works with teachers and educators to develop resources for the teaching and exploration of history and with theaters, actors and artists interested in history.
If You Go:
The People Sing!
Sept. 12, 2017
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave. North