One College Drive
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
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
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.
Sponsored by: Climate Advocates Bennington-350VT, Bennington College, Queer Connect, and
the Vermont Arts Exchange have come together to sponsor the concert, to be held on March 21,
2020, at 7pm in Bennington College’s Greenwall Auditorium.