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The lists below are concerts, events, lectures, talks that Holly has given over the past ten years. Please note that these lists are incomplete and do not show every single event Holly attended during these years.

Date & Time Venue
January 17 at 8:00 pm
Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 

Hosted by Bob Sherman and featuring David Amran, Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin, Holly Near, Tom Paxton and Pete Seeger
February 9 1:00–4:00 pm
Inspired Possibility - A Workshop on the Art of Presenting
Saturday Afternoon Club, Oak Street, Ukiah
February 13 at 7:30 pm
The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St., Portland
February 14 at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene
1685 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene
February 15 at 8:00 pm

Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship Hall
87 4th St., Ashland

February 16 at 7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Roseburg
Harvard Avenue, Roseburg
March 20 at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint
2474 S Ballenger Hwy, Flint
March 21 at 8:00 pm
Ten Pound Fiddle
Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove Street, East Lansing, MI
March 23 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Afternoon show just added!

March 28 at 8:00 pm

Women On The Move: A benefit for Dance Brigade and Grrrl Brigade
Brava Theater 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA

In support of youth through art and social change
Holly Near with Adrienne Torf (piano) and Jan Martinelli (bass), Gina Breedlove, Dance Brigade and Grrrl Brigade
Feb. 1-3
Brookfield WI
Central Midwest District of UUA Presents
Winter WomanSpirit 2013 Conference
Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Church West
13001 West North Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53005
Holly's appearance cancelled due to illness
Feb. 7 at 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara CA
Soho Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State St., Santa Barbara CA
Feb. 8 at 8:00 pm
Pasadena CA
Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena CA
Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm
San Diego CA
First Unitarian Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street, San Diego CA
Feb. 14 at 7:00 pm
Oakland CA
Night for the One Billion: A Performance Ritual & Celebration 'Mash-up'
1st Presbyterian Church at 2619 Broadway
March 16 at 8:00 pm
Berkeley CA
Cantoras for Song of Unity with Holly Near, Lichi Fuentes, Mochi Parra, Avotcja and more
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.,Berkeley

Fundraiser to support the renewal of the La Pena Song of Unity Mural
Apr. 5 at 8:00 pm
Ogunquit ME
Jonathan’s Restaurant
92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit ME
Apr. 7 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Cambridge MA
Club Passim

47 Palmer, Cambridge MA
Apr. 9 & 10 at 7:00 pm
New York NY
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette, New York NY

Apr. 11 at 8:00 pm
Vienna VA
The Barns at WolfTrap
1635 Trap Rd., Vienna VA


Sellersville Theater 1894
24 West Temple Ave, Sellersville PA

Apr. 13 at 8:00 pm
Chatham NJ
Sanctuary Concerts
240 Southern Blvd, Chatham NJ
Apr. 17 at 8:00 pm
Ann Arbor MI
The Ark
316 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor MI
Apr. 19 at 8:00 pm
Chicago IL
City Winery - Chicago
1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago IL
Apr. 20 at 8:00 pm
Madison WI
Barrymore Theatre
2090 Atwood Ave., Madison WI
Apr. 21 at 7:30 pm
Minneapolis MN
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis MN
May 8 at 7:00 pm
Oakland CA
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland CA

Holly will "open" for Noam Chomsky!
Fundraiser for Middle East Children's Fund
September 27 at 7:00 pm
New York NY
Naked Soul at the Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York NY

All acoustic, unplugged show
September 28 at 7:30 pm
Northampton MA
Unitarian Society
220 Main Street, Northampton MA
September 29 at 3:00 pm
Newburyport MA
Firehouse Ctr. for the Performing & Visual Arts
Market Square, Newburyport MA
September 30 at 7:00 pm
Providence, RI

First Unitarian Church
1 Benevolent St., Providence, RI

October 4 at 7:30 pm
West Newton MA
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington Street, West Newton MA
October 5 at 6:45 pm; concert at 8:00 pm
Hartford CT
Unitarian Meetinghouse, Unitarian Society of Hartford
50 Bloomfield Ave, Hartford CT

"Early Bird Chat with Holly Near" at 6:45 pm for a talk bet. 7 and 7:30. Early Bird tickets are premium price.
Show Tkt Holders- Doors open at 7:30.
October 18 at 8:00 pm
Boulder CO
Unity Church of Boulder
2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO
with The Peace Becomes You Band
October 19 at 8:00 pm
Denver CO

Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music
71 East Yale Av, Denver CO
with The Peace Becomes You Band

November 8 at 8:00 pm
Sebastopol CA
Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris St., Sebasoapol, CA
with The Peace Becomes You Band & emma's revolution
November 9 at 8:00 pm
Berkeley CA
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison, Berkeley CA
with The Peace Becomes You Band & emma's revolution
November 10 at 7:30 pm
Mill Valley CA
Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley
with The Peace Becomes You Band & emma's revolution
November 14 at 7:00 pm
Lakeport CA
Soper Reese Theatre                                    
275 S Main St  Lakeport
with Jan Martinelli & Andre dos Santos Morgan
December 6 at 7:00 pm
Sacramento CA
St. Marks Methodist Church
2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento CA
Moon Lecture Series – a Talk with Song with John Bucchino & Jan Martinelli
December 8 at 7:00 pm
New York NY

Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd Street, New York

Holly joins her large musical family for an evening of song. Includes nephew Quinn Van Antwerp, niece Devon Near-Hill, cousins Nick Holmes and Michael, Sosi, Travis, Hilda and Kevin Bacon.




Chandler, AZ


Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation
6400 W Del Rio, Chandler, AZ
with John Bucchino

Sahaurita, AZ

Javarita Coffeehouse at Good Shepherd UCC
17750 S. La Cañada Dr., Sahuarita, AZ
with John Bucchino

San Mateo, CA


San Mateo UU Church
300 East Santa Inez Ave, San Mateo, CA
with John Bucchino
Sebastopol, CA


Open Rehearsal: Shelton’s House Concert
Oakland, CA

This event is SOLD OUT!

4/28/12 Rally at State Capitol, Sacramento
National March Against the War on Women
4/28/12 Froek Variety Show, 2012
Ukiah H.S. Cafetorium, Ukiah, CA
5/13/12 Song Talk at:
Tennessee Valley UU Church
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
Chicago, IL
This Land is Our Land!
A Centennial Celebration of Woody Guthrie
3730 North Clark Street Chicago, IL
Holly celebrates Woody Guthrie with a roster of diverse artists

Croton on Hudson, NY
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson NY
Columbus, OH
Community Festival at Goodale Park, Columbus, OH
Holly takes part in this long-standing community festival with a concert on Saturday night and workshop on Sunday morning

Middleton, WI
National Women's Music Festival
Marriott West, Middleton, Wi
July 1 at 7:00 pm
Wausau WI
First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau
504 Grant Street, Wausau, WI
Song/talk: Singing For Our Lives

July 13-15 - Time TBA
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver, BC

Check back for time of Holly's show and workshop

July 20 at 7:00 pm
Concord MA
Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
40 Stow Street, Concord, MA
with John Bucchino and Colleen Kattau

July 21 at 7:00 pm
Nantucket MA
Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church
11 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA
with John Bucchino and Colleen Kattau

July 22 at 7:30 pm
Edgartown MA

The Old Whaling Church
89 Main Street, Edgartown, MA
with John Bucchino and Colleen Kattau
July 25 at 7:00 pm
Saratoga Springs NY

Caffe Lena

July 26 at 7:30 pm
Providence RI
United Methodist Church
1520 Broad Street, Providence, RI
with John Bucchino and Colleen Kattau
July 27, 2012
Hillsdale NY

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, NY
Holly will be part of a song swap on July 27 and do a workshop and main show on July 28

August 10-11, 2012 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
August 13-16, 2012
Lyons CO

Song School/Rocky Mountain Folk Fest
Lyons, CO
Holly will be part of the teaching faculty

August 17, 2012
Lyons CO

Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
Lyons, CO

Oct. 11 at 7:30 pm
Chico CA

Chico Women's Club
592 E. 3rd St @ Pine, Chico, CA

Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm
Sacramento CA
Center For Spiritual Awareness, West Sacramento
1275 Starboard Ave, W. Sacramento, CA

Oct. 13 Time TBD
Grass Valley CA

Passion Into Action Conference
Grass Valley, CA

Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm
Grass Valley CA

The Center for the Arts
314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA

Oct. 14 at 7:00 pm
Santa Rosa CA
Glaser Center, UUC Santa Rosa
547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA

Oct. 16 at 7:30 pm
Ashland OR
Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N. Mountain Ave, Ashland OR

Oct. 17 at 8:00 pm
Portland OR

The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St., Portland OR

Oct. 18 at 8:00 pm
Cannon Beach OR
Coaster Theater
108 North Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach OR

Oct. 20 at 8:00 pm
Vancouver BC

Norman Rothstein Theatre in the Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC

Oct. 22 at 8:00 pm
Victoria BC
Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View St., Victoria BC

Oct. 24 at 8:00 pm
Seattle WA

Triple Door
216 Union Street, Seattle WA

Oct. 25 at 8:00 pm
Eugene OR
Unity of the Valley
3912 Dillard Rd., Eugene OR
Nov. 28 at 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara CA

Fundraising Event at Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara, CA

Note: This event is not part of the CD release tour. For tickets and additional information, please contact: Robin Elander at 805-962-8179 x 5171 or Holly will return to Santa Barbara next year in concert -- see Feb. 7 below.
Nov. 29 at 8:00 pm
Thousand Oaks CA

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3327 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks CA

Nov. 30 at 8:00 pm
Clovis CA

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
2672 E. Alluvial Avenue, Clovis CA

Dec. 1 at 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz CA

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz CA
Dec. 2 at 8:00 pm
Berkeley CA

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison, Berkeley CA
Dec. 8 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Ukiah CA

SPACE Theater
508 W. Perkins, Ukiah CA



Providence, RI


United Methodist Church
1520 Broad St., Providence, RI
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Brooklyn, NY

First Acoustics Concert Series at First Unitarian Church
Pierrepont St. at Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Pawling, NY

Towne Crier
130 Route 22, Pawling, NY
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Provincetown, MA


UU Church
Commercial Street, Provincetown MA
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Hudson, MA
Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
80 Main Street, Hudson, MA
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery
Hamden, CT

Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
with John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Marblehead, MA


Me and Thee Coffeehouse
28 Mugford Street, Marblehead MA
John Bucchino and special guest Linda Tillery

Hamilton NY
Center for Women’s Studies, 107B East Hall, Hamilton NY

Brown Bag Luncheon: Change of Heart: A Performing Artist's Journey through 40 Years of Social Change Activism
Feb 20-21 Berkeley , CA La Peña - Workshop and Concert
Holly Near kicks off La Peña's Political Art Series with a 90-minute presentation of her songwriting, integrating perspective on craft and political context.
Feb 27 Hudson, MA Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Maine Street
With pianist John Bucchino
Feb 28 Newburyport, MA Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square
With pianist John Bucchino
March 1 Portsmouth, NH Unitarian Church
With pianist John Bucchino
March 3-5 Rowe, MA Workshop: The Art of Writing & The Craft of Performance
Kings Highway Road, PO Box 273, Rowe, MA 01367
March 6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street
With emma's revolution
March 7 Brooklyn, NY First Unitarian Congregational Society, 50 Monroe Place
With emma's revolution
March 8 Alexandria, VA Church of the Resurrection, 2280 North Beauregard Street
With emma's revolution
March 9 College Park, MD Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
Creative Dialogues 2008-2009: Artists as Activists, Performance as Politics
Holly presents her talk: Change of Heart
Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre
March 10 Washington DC Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Streets, Washington DC
Screening of Free The Army -- the film of the 1971 tour in support of soldiers resisting war and racism from within the military
March 13 Evanston, IL The Unitarian Church of Evanston
With emma's revolution
March 14 Marietta, OH First Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third Street
With emma's revolution
March 19 San Diego, CA First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
With emma's revolution
March 20 Apache Junction, AZ Superstition Mtn. Resort
March 21 Taos, NM Taos Center for the Performing Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
With emma's revolution
March 22 Albuquerque, NM The Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE
With emma's revolution
March 26 Mill Valley, CA Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue
With emma's revolution
March 27 Winters, CA Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
With emma's revolution
March 28 Felton, CA Don Quixote's, 6275 Highway 9 Felton, Santa Cruz County
With emma's revolution
August 27-29 Highland, SC The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Inc.
3872 Dillard Road
September 19 Minneapolis, MN Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue South
Concert with emma's revolution Presented by EPES (Educacion Popular en Salud)
October 3 New York, NY People’s Voice Cafe
Community Church of NY Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th Street
October 8 Saratoga Springs, NY NY State Nurses Association - private event
October 9 Northampton, MA Iron Horse 20 Center Street
Concert with pianist John Bucchino
October 10 Hamden, CT Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike
Concert with pianist John Bucchino
October 11 Pawtucket, RI Stone Soup Coffeehouse
St. Paul's Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI
Concert with pianist John Bucchino
October 15 Fort Collins, CO Foothills UU Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave.
October 16 Fort Collins, CO Keynote address
Mountain Desert District Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly
October 17 Oakland, CA Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club
1650 Mountain Blvd.
October 21 Wilmington, OH Westheimer Peace Symposium at Wilmington College
Panel discussion
October 23 Lansing, MI Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College
500 N. Capitol Ave.
October 24 Kansas City, MO Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St
October 28 Langley (Whidbey Island), WA Langley Middle School
Benefit concert for Hedgebrook, a retreat center for women writers authoring change
October 30 Vancouver, BC Unitarian Church, Oak St @ W. 49th Ave
October 31 Lopez Island, WA Lopez Ctr. for Community & the Arts, 204 Village Road
November 1 Seattle, WA
November 3 Ashland, OR Havurah Shir Hadash
185 North Mountain Ave

Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
SOAW event at Los Angeles State Historic Park
Jan 13
Pasadena, CA
Vox Femina Fundraiser and Workshop at The Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard
March 7
San Diego, CA
THE CENTER (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Center ) Hillcrest, 3909 Centre St. Sponsored by the Women's History Museum
March 8
Anaheim, CA
American Medical Women's Association Banquet
March 14
San Francisco, CA
A Storm of Roses - Women Against War at Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue
April 10
Berkeley, CA
Holly Near with emma's revolution at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck
April 11
Santa Rosa, CA
Holly Near with emma's revolution at The Glaser Center, UU Congregation, 547 Mendocino Avenue
April 12
Winters, CA
Holly Near with John Boswell at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
April 13
Felton, CA
Holly Near with emma's revolution and John Boswell at Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall, 6275 Hwy 9
May 15
San Francisco, CA
Holly will receive an award for her work from Impact Fund
May 17
Charlottesville VA
Holly Near with emma's revolution
Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First Street
May 18
Carrboro, NC
Holly Near with emma's revolution
The Arts Center, 300-G East Main Street
May 19
Charlotte, NC
Holly Near with emma's revolution
Unity of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood Road
May 29
Binghampton, NY
Holly Near with emma's revolution
Night Eagle Cafe 200 State Street
May 30
Schenectady, NY
Holly Near with emma's revolution
Eight Step At Proctors (GE Theatre) 432 State Street
May 31
Rochester NY
Holly Near with emma's revolution
Hochstein Music Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave
October 2008
Sing Out the Vote Tour

October 18 at 7 pm -- Toledo, OH
Evening Concert Event With Holly Near and Kiya Heartwood (of Wishing Chair)

October 19 at 3pm -- Cleveland, OH
Window of Opportunity: Choosing the One With Whom You Struggle -- Holly Near speaks at Loganberry Books

October 20 at 7 pm -- Cleveland, OH
Sing Out the Vote:A Suite for Change -- with Holly Near, emma's revolution, Laura Love, John McCutcheon, Wishing Chair, Vanessa and Tamara Torres, Roy Zimmerman, Deborah Van Kleef

October 21 at 6:30 pm -- Kent, OH
Sing Out the Vote:A Suite for Change -- with Holly Near, John McCutcheon, Laura Love, The Prince Myshkins, Vanessa and Tamara Torres, Roy Zimmerman, and local artists Deborah Van Kleef and Sue Jeffers

October 22 at 7 pm -- Columbus, OH
SING OUT THE VOTE MUSICAL RALLY -- with Holly Near, emmaÕs revolution, Laura Love, John McCutcheon, Wishing Chair, Vanessa and Tamara Torres, Roy Zimmerman, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Tory Trujillo, Poet On Watch

October 24 at noon -- Athens, OH
FRONT ROOM MUSICAL RALLY at OU -- noon to 1 pm

October 24 at 7 pm -- Athens, OH
SING OUT THE VOTE MUSICAL RALLY -- with Holly Near, Laura Love, Tory Trujillo, Poet on Watch, Wishing Chair, Vanessa and Tamara Torres, The Prince Myshkins, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Colleen Kattau

October 26 at 2 pm -- Marietta, OH
A MUSICAL RALLY WITH REV. JIM RAPP, M.C and featuring Holly Near, John McCutcheon, Laura Love, Tory Trujillo, Wishing Chair, The Prince Myshkins, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Colleen Kattau, Anne Feeney

October 27 at 7:30 pm -- Cincinnati, OH
SING OUT THE VOTE OHIO:MOBILIZING WOMEN LIKE NEVER BEFORE with Holly Near, Laura Love, Carrie Newcomer, Wishing Chair, The Prince Myshkins, Anne Feeney, Tracy Walker

October 28 at 7:30 pm -- Dayton, OH
SING OUT THE VOTE OHIO with Holly Near, Laura Love, Carrie Newcomer, Wishing Chair, The Prince Myshkins, Anne Feeney

Jan 26, 27, 28
Philadelphia PA
Holly Near and many others
People's Music Network gathering at 6023 Germantown Ave, many artists including Kim and Reggie Harris, Colleen Katteau, Anna Crusis, Bright Morning Star.
Feb 8
Mill Valley CA

Tom Hayden speaks at The Depot Bookstore and Cafe in Mill Valley, Holly will sing a song or two.
March 8
Santa Barbara CA

with John Bucchino
International Women's Day! SOhO Restaurant & Music Club 1221 State Street (Upstairs)
March 9
Arroyo Grande/San Luis Obispo CA
Clark Center--487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande
March 10
Felton), CA
with John Bucchino and André dos Santos Morgan
Don Quixote International Music Hall 6275 Hwy 9 
March 11
Mill Valley, CA
with John Bucchino and André dos Santos Morgan
142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue
March 17
Fayetteville, NC
Holly Near (a capella)
Fourth Annual Peace Rally and March Against The War In Iraq
Bring Them Home!--Rowan Street Park
March 24, 2007
San Diego CA
with John Boswell and Quinn Van Antwerp
First Unitarian Universalist Church Of San Diego 4190 Front Street
Sunday, March 25th
Santa Monica CA

Holly Near is singing a few songs (a capella) at 9am and 11am services in conjunction with their peace and justice work
UU Church of Santa Monica—1260-18th St. (Corner of 18th & Arizona)
Sunday, March 25th
Venice CA
Inspired & Effective Activism
Workshop sponsored by Code Pink
Friday, March 30
Chico CA
Chico Women's Club--592 East 3rd St.
March 31
Ukiah, CA
with Quinn VanAntwerp
Ukiah High School Cafetorium--1000 Low Gap Road--SPACE's Cultural Performance Project
April 11
Goshen, IN

Roy S. Umble Center, Goshen College, 1700 S Main
April 12th
Sellersville, Pa
Sellersville Theater 24 West Temple Ave (at Main)
April 13, 2007
Cobleskill NY
Bouck Hall/SUNY Cobleskill
April 14th
Syracuse NY
Workshop: Demystifying Activism and Writing What We Mean
April 27
Berkeley, CA

A Night of Political Song: Holly Near with multiple artists
Holly Near, Lichi Fuentes, Tania Glenn, Jose Cuellar, Tomas Montoya. La Peña 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Friday, June 15
Seattle WA
Shared bill with Bob Smith and Karen Williams--Cultural Event; Kane Hall, University of Washington. Forum
June 28
Bayside CA
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way
July 6,7,8
Castlegar, BC
Our Way Home: Holly Near with Emma's Revolution
Other artists include: "Country" Joe McDonald, Rosalie Sorrels, Utah Phillips, Maryem Tollar, Ember Swift, and more
July 13,14,15
Shaw Island WA
(San Juan Islands)
Writing (and Singing) the Hard and Joyful Truth
Presenter: Singer/songwriter, activist, author Holly Near—SongAndWord—Ph:360-468-3964—Note: Because of shared/collective housing, this event is women only.
Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2
Lyons, MI
"So I May Go On"
Holly Near Workshops, Leaven Center
Sept. 16
Dallas, TX
The Cathedral Of Hope
Oct 10th
Provincetown, MA
Holly Near with Emma's Revolution
Provincetown Universalist-Unitarian Church, 236 Commercial St.
Oct. 12
Springfield, MA
Holly Near with Emma's Revolution
The Unitarian Universalist Society Of Greater Springfield 
Oct. 13
Cambridge, MA
Holly Near with Emma's Revolution—Part of the Legacy Series
Club Passim 47 Palmer Street, Harvard Square Tickets: 617-492-7679 or online
Oct 14
Cambridge, MA
Holly Near with Emma's Revolution—Part of the Legacy Series
Club Passim 47 Palmer Street, Harvard Square
Oct. 17
Ogunquit, ME
Holly Near with Emma's Revolution
Jonathan's (207) 646-4777
October 19
Lyndonville VT
8 PM
Holly Near Concert with pianist Scot Woolley
Alexander Twilight Theatre (Lyndon State College)
Oct. 20
Hartford CT
Holly Near Concert with pianist Scot Woolley
Produced by Unitarian Society Of Hartford—50 Bloomfield Avenue
Oct 21
Franklin NH
Holly Near Concert with pianist Scot Woolley
Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse     
Oct 25
Corvallis, OR
Holly Near Concert with pianist John Boswell
Corvallis High School Theater
Saturday, Oct 27
Vashon Island, WA
Holly Near Concert with pianist John Boswell
Vashon Theatre—17723 Vashon Highway SW.
Sunday Oct 28
Vashon Island, WA
Communication Workshop. Contact Janice Randall for information
Nov 2
Fresno CA
Fresno Unitarian Universalist Church.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Oakland CA
Sister Comrade
A Celebration of the Lives of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker--Featuring: Angela Y. Davis, Keynote Speaker,Avotcja, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Clare Coss, Melanie DeMore, Jewelle Gomez, Judy Grahn, Cherríe Moraga, Holly Near, Vicki Randle, Mary Watkins, and Linda Tillery, Artistic Director. With special guests:, Anastasia Dunham-Parker & Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins. First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St.
Nov 8-11
Sebastopol CA
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Filmmaker Q&A hosted by Holly Near for PASSION & POWER: The Technology of Orgasm Thurs Nov 8th, 7:00 pm and THE LISTENING PROJECT Fri Nov 9, 7:00 pm—please view whole schedule.
Nov 14
Huntsville, AL
Holly Near Concert
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
sponsored by Women's Studies Dept. More info TBA.
Nov 15
Atlanta GA
Fundraiser for School Of The Americas Watch
Location: Eyedrum Gallery—290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr. SE
Nov. 16,17,18
Fort Benning GA
Protests School of The Americas
Nov. 27
San Francisco CA
Harvey Milk Memorial Concert & Candlelight March on November 27
December 2
Berkeley, CA
Holly Near Concert with pianist Adrienne Torf and vocalists Libby McLaren and André dos Santos Morgan
The Freight And Salvage 
Dec 7
Santiago Chile
Reunion concert with Holly Near and Inti Illimani
Lo Blanco stadium in the El Bosque sector of southern Santiago. Info.
Dec 9
Santiago Chile
Celebration to open the Peace Park
Parque por la paz/ Villa Grimaldi located in Peñalolén, in the outskirts of Santiago. Avenida José Arrieta 8401. Holly will join human rights activists and relatives of the detenidos-desaparecidos at the Parque por la Paz - better known as Villa Grimaldi.
Dec 20, 21 Participates in 100th-year commemoration of the massacre of Santa Maria de Iquique.
Feb 2-5
Arcata CA
Workshop at Humbolt State North Coast Education Summit
Feb 10
Salt Lake City UT

Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song--Rose Wagner Black Box Theater--138 West Broadway.
Feb 11
Salt Lake City UT
Keynote for Winterfest Conference at Sheraton City Centre Hotel - 150 West 500 South
March 10
Akron OH
Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song--Student Union Theatre--University of Akron
March 18
Quincy FL
Women Rock! Refuge House, a domestic violence and rape crisis center. Spanish Moss Farms
March 29
Laramie WY
University of Wyoming Fine Arts Concert Hall--Part of the 10th Annual Matthew Shepard Symposium for Social Justice
March 31
Portland, OR
First Unitarian Church--1011 SW 12th
April 1
Corvallis, Or
Majestic Theater--115 SW 2nd Street
April 2
Roseberg, Or
Rose Theatre at Roseburg High School, 347 Chapman Avenue
April 3rd
Ashland OR
Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song--Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of The Rogue Valley--
April 4
Mt. Shasta CA
Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song--Rare Images & The Eternal Art Gallery--216 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd
April 8-9
Hollywood CA
The Renberg Theatre -- 1125 N. McCadden Place--Produced by Women On A Roll
April 14
Waterville ME
The Chapel (Colby College)
April 15
Rehoboth Beach DE
CAMP Rehoboth Women's Weekend--Rehoboth Beach Convention Center 
Sunday, April 30
San Francisco CA
Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song--New Life Expo--Concourse Exhibition Center--8th and Brannan Street. Info: (415) 382-8300
May 5 
New York NY
7:30 PM
Fundraiser for United For Peace and Justice
May 6
Oxford NY
Holly Near Concert
Night Eagle  6 Lafayette Place
May 7
Pawling NY
Holly Near Concert
Towne Crier
May 11
Ft. Collins CO
Holly Near Concert
Foothills Unitarian Church--1815 Yorktown Ave.
May 12
Denver, CO
Holly Near Concert
Swallow Hill--Details To Be Announced
May 13
Boulder CO
8:00 pm
Holly Near Concert
Concert at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., 303-473-8337 for information--$25 GA and $22 sr/child. Tickets available: Word is Out bookstore, 2015 10th St.,, by phone at 303-444-7328.
Sunday, May 14
Boulder CO
12:15-3:00 p.m
Holly Near
Workshop: Writing What We Mean, Boulder Public Library Auditorium--Canyon Blvd at 9th St. 303-473-8337 to reserve a space--$15 admission
May 16
Charlottesville VA
Holly Near Concert with Pianist Janet Hood
The Gravity Lounge     tickets:  (434)977-5590
May 18th
Washington DC
7:30 PM
Holly Near and others
Tikkun Conference on Spiritual Activism (Many speakers) and
May 19
Harrisburg PA area
Holly Near Concert
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
May 23/24
Lyons MI
Holly Near
Leaven Center, two day master class: For Our Lives--
June 9 &10
Cincinnati, OH
Holly Near Concert with the Muse Choir
New Thought Unity Center--1401 E. McMillan. Tickets: Holly will do a solo set and also sing material with choir
June 18
Croton-on-Hudson NY
Holly Near and Multiple Artists
Clearwater Folk Festival
June 24
Indianapolis IN
Holly Near, Dr Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Carrie Newcomer
The Sound of Collaboration--Indiana Convention Center Dream Conference: Mix in '06
Monday June 26
Vancouver BC
World Peace Forum
Holly at the Chan Centre along with an an eclectic lineup of performers, cultures, and musical genres as part of the World Peace Forum's program. (
Tuesday June 27
Vancouver BC
"Change of Heart: The Art of Activism--A talk with song."
Saturday, July 8
Nelson, BC
Holly Near and Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ronnie Gilbert, Khac Chi Vietnamese Ensemble, and D.O.A.
Brilliant Cultural Center (in Brilliant, BC
July 14
Chicago IL
Holly Near, Teresa Trull, Barbara Higbie, Nedra Johnson and MC Vickie Shaw in concert
Legends of Women's Music, Merele Reskin Theater--DePaul University
July 16
Woodstock, IL
Holly Near and much, much, more
Woodstock Folk Festival
Sept. 16
Durham NC
SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects)--Strong Women & Heroes Tenth Anniversary Dinner--keynote
Sept. 17
Alexandria VA
The Birchmere  3701 Mt. Vernon Ave
Sept. 27-28
New York NY
with John Bucchino (piano), Jan Martinelli (bass), and Quinn Van Antwerp (support vocals)
425 Lafayette St. Shows are open to audiences of all ages.
Sept. 29
Northampton, MA
with John Bucchino (piano), Jan Martinelli (bass), and Quinn Van Antwerp (support vocals)
Academy Of Music Theatre
Sept. 30
Boston, MA
with John Bucchino (piano), Jan Martinelli (bass), and Quinn Van Antwerp (support vocals)
Arlington Street Church
Oct 6
Albany NY
Saint Joseph Hall, College of St. Rose 985 Madison Street.
Oct 7
Syracuse, NY
H.W. Smith Auditorium     
Oct 11
Chico CA
Holly Near: Talk with Song
Fund and spirit raiser for peace activism--Spiritual Enrichment Center, 2565 California Park Drive
Oct 21
Kansas City, MO
Holly Near Workshop
Demystifying Activism--All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Kansas City 
Oct 21
Kansas City, MO
Community Christian Church--4601 Main St
Oct. 28
Glen Ellyn, IL 
College of DuPage, Room 2800--425 Fawell Blvd
Oct 29
Madison, WI
Orpheum Theater 216 State St.
Nov 4
San Francisco CA
Brava Theater 2781 24th Street
Nov 10
Sebastopol CA
Sebastopol Community Ctr--390 Morris Street
Nov 11
Half Moon Bay CA
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society    Douglas Beach House 311 Mirada Road
Nov 16
Atlanta GA
Holly Near, Chris Chandler, emma's revolution, Charlie King, Jon Fromer, Francisco Herrera, Colleen Kattau, Elise Witt, and more
Benefit Concert for School of the Americas Watch--Speakers: Helen Prejean ("Dead Man Walking"), Mike Farrell ("Mash") and more. Eyedrum Gallery, 290 MLK Jr. Dr
Nov. 17,18,19
Fort Benning GA
Vigil and Direct Action to Close the School Of the Americas
November 28
Cotati CA
Song swap with award-winning Kentucky-based roots-folk duo Wishing Chair joined by Nancy Vogl, and Holly Near
North Lights Books Cotati--550 E Cotati Av


January 13
Berkeley CA
Lecture: So How'd You Become An Activist? With opening talk by Adrienne Torf discussing her work with June Jordon. Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists--1924 Cedar
January 15
Seattle, WA
Holly Near & Cris Williamson with John Bucchino
Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street.
January 16
Vancouver BC
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1892 Venables St
Feb 4 & 5
Sunnyvale, CA
Concert with John Bucchino--Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre--550 E. Remington Drive--Directions--Tickets: 408-733-6611--$25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors.--More info and tickets
Feb 6
Walnut Creek, CA
Song Talk--Net proceeds will go to support Fresh Start Walnut Creek; Mt. Diablo Universalist Unitarian Church, 55 Eckley Lane
Feb 8
St. Paul MN
Sundin Hall--1536 Hewitt Ave.--Hamline University
Feb 10
Ann Arbor MI
The Ark 316 S. Main St.
Feb 11
Chicago, IL
North Park University--Anderson Chapel--Foster and Spaulding Avenues.
Feb 12
Rockford IL
Song Talk--Second Congregational Church 318 N. Church St
Feb 13th
Beloit , WI
Song talk-- Eaton Chapel, Beloit College, College Street.
March 6
Culver City CA
Benefit Concert for 10,000 Kites! The Jazz Bakery  -  3233 Helms Avenue. 
March 11
Half Moon Bay, CA
Song talk--Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Road--650-726-4143-
March 12
Monterey, CA
 10th Annual Monterey County Women's Multicultural Conference sponsored by Women's Studies at Monterey Peninsula College. Music Hall, Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street
March 12
Berkeley CA

Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert
La Peña Cultural Center--3105 Shattuck Avenue--Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert speak and sing of activism and music in a delightful living room style presentation
March 13
Santa Rosa CA
Song/Talk a capella--Holly discusses activism, art and attitude. UUCSR 547 Mendocino Avenue (707)568-5381
April 28
Grinnell, IA
Song-Talk, Grinnell College, Mears Cottage, 1213 Sixth Avenue, 641-269-4655
April 29
Marblehead MA
Me and Thee Coffeehouse--28 Mugford Street 781-631-8987
May 1
Worcester MA
Unitarian Church of Worcester--90 Holden Street 508-853-1942
May 3
New York NY
Holly Near
Workshop--Presenting Ideas with Power and Intention; Skill sharing for public speaking. At People For the American Way offices, 149-5th Ave at 21st St
May 6
Titusville, NJ
Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
May 7
Rochester, NY
Hochstein Performance Hall--50 North Plymouth Ave Tickets: (585)328-3103
May 9
New York, NY
Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert
An intimate evening with Ronnie Gilbert and Holly Near
May 13
Albany NY
WAMC Performing Arts Studio's Linda Norris Auditorium, 339 Central Ave
May 14
Buffalo NY
The Tralf 622 Main St (Theater Place)
May 15
Glenside PA
Sing Out! Magazine presents Where Have All the Flowers Gone - a celebration of the songs of Pete Seeger and a benefit concert for Sing Out! Magazine. Keswick Theatre Easton Road and 291 Keswick Avenue
June 4
Albuquerque NM
Workshops at the OutPost Performance space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE
June 5
Albuquerque NM
Kimo Theater
June 18
Washington DC
International Association for Feminist Economics Conference, American University Campus
June 19
King of Prussia, PA
Holly Near
Concerts Under the Stars, 175 W. Valley Forge Road
August 19
Topanga, CA
Holly Near with KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar
Song Talk--The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
August 21
Hopland CA
Holly Near
October 6
Oakland, CA
Holly Near - Women of the West Keynote
Mills College and the National Women's History Project
October 15
San Francisco, CA
Holly Near and others
Breast Cancer Action 15th Anniversary, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum, 701 Mission Street
October 21
Kensington, CA
Holly Near - 2005 Lawrence Lecture (Song Talk)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington
October 29
St. Louis, MO
Mildred Bastian Theatre (at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park) 5600 Oakland Ave
November 4
Ketchum, ID
Holly Near with Ronnie Gilbert
Workshop. Center Gallery, Sun Valley Center For The Arts, 191 5th Street East
November 5
Hailey, ID
Holly Near with Ronnie Gilbert
Concert. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street
November 6
Seattle WA
Workshop with Holly Near
Demystifying Activism: Conscientious participation as a way of life
November 6
Seattle WA
Holly Near Peace Concert
Sand Point Magnuson Park Community Center Theater
November 12
Providence, RI
First Baptist Church in America, 75 N. Main Street.
December 15
Grass Valley CA
Holly Near with Utah Phillips and emma's revolution
Rise Up Singing! at Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St.
December 17
Duncans Mills CA
The Blue Heron Restaurant off Moscow Road at Hwy 116
December 18
Berkeley, CA
Holly Near--Joined by Brian Lane Green, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Quinn Van Antwerp and Devon Near-Hill
Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 1111 Addison St.
December 19
San Jose CA
Holly Near--Joined by Brian Lane Green, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Quinn Van Antwerp and Devon Near-Hill
San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio
April 16
Toledo, OH
Take Back the Night: Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program, University of Toledo
April 28
Missoula MT
University Center Ballroom
April 29 
Boulder, CO
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center 20th Anniversary--Song&Story, Holly Near sings an a cappella set, other guest speakers--Unity Church of Boulder
April 30 
Northampton, Mass
Holly Near and Cris Williamson
Congdon Auditorium/Northampton H.S. Concert
May 1
Boston, MA
Holly Near and Cris Williamson
The Fenway Women's Dinner Party
May 2
Peekskill, NY
Holly Near and Cris Williamson
Paramount Center for the Arts
May 3
Kent OH
Kent State Memorial event
May 7
Boston, Mass
Holly Near and Cris Williamson
Museum of Fine Arts
May 8
Titusville, NJ
Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
May 9
Ringwood, NJ
Ringwood Public Library, 30 Cannici Drive
May 11-13
Lyons, MI
Three days of master classes at Leaven Center, Michigan
May 23
Los Angeles CA
Fund raiser for Vox Vox Femina Los Angeles
June 20
Croton-on-Hudson NY
Clearwater Music Festival, Croton Point Park
June 27
Long Beach CA
Ware Lecture before The Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly
July 10 Oregon Country Fair
July 11
Seattle, WA
Healing Journeys Conference, Keynote
July 16
Great Barrington, MA
The Guthrie Center 4 Van Deusenville Road
July 17
Warwick NY
Warwick Arts Festival
Stanley Deming Park in the Village of Warwick
July 30
Chicago, IL
Lecture at Chicago Humanities Festival
August 19
Iowa City, IA
MacBride Auditorium / University of Iowa, 17 N. Clinton Street
August 21
Norway, Iowa
HerbFest 2004, Norway, Iowa
August 22
San Jose CA
Singing for Our Lives (song talk) DeFrank LGBT Center--938 The Alameda
Sept 10-11
Northampton MA
Smith College, Women Change America Conference
Sept 18
Cummington, MA
One World Fair
Featuring Holly Near, Amy Goodman, Carol Moseley Braun, Chick Street Man, Pamela Means, community speakers and social change artists. Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road 
Sept 19
Tempe AZ
Armstrong Hall Room 105, AZ State University College of Law
Sept 20
Tucson AZ
First Christian Church, 740 E. Speedway
Sept 21
Prescott AZ

Song/talk--Holly shares stories and songs from 30 years of work in social change movements
Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation--882 Sunset Ave

Sept 25
Sacramento CA
Take Back The Night --
Concert at CSUS Student Union
Sept 29
Marietta OH
Voices for Change: Ban Johnson Field House on Marietta College Campus
Sept 30
Charleston, WV
SAINT MARK'S METHODIST CHURCH, 900 Washington Street East
Oct 1
Cincinnati OH
Music Hall Ballroom--1243 Elm St.--Rock the Vote--with special guests MUSE and Tracy Walker.
Oct 2
Cambridge MA
First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street.
Oct 3
Needham MA
Workshop and song talk--First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Avenue
Oct. 5
Keene, NH

A Day of Waging Peace
10:30-11:00 am: Keynote address
12:30-2:30 pm: Workshop - Demystifying Activism.
7:30 pm: Holly Near concert- song/talk
Keene State College Student Center

Oct. 7
San Francisco, CA
The Women's Building 25th Anniversary Gala Event--Multiple Artists--Herbst Theater
Oct 15-17
San Rafael CA

Bioneers Conference
Marin Center
Storysinging: Heart Mind Body Voice--Holly Near and Rachel Bagby reveal the heart of their sonorous commitments to vibrant communities

Oct. 16, 17
San Francisco CA

SPELL - 13 Invocations For World Peace, Passion, And Miracles
Presented by Dance Brigade--Cast your spell as well as your Vote! Multiple artists include Dance Brigade and Copper Wimmin and Holly Near SomArts Cultural Center - 934 Brannan St

Oct 23
Hartford, CT
Keynote speech for Clara Barton District Fall Rally--Unitarian Society of Hartford--50 Bloomfield Ave
Oct 23
Franklin, NH
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Franklin, 206 Central Street
Nov 10
West Chester PA
West Chester University, Sykes Union Ballrooms B and C
Nov. 13
Fort Collins, CO
with Rainbow Chorus--Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia
Nov. 14
Denver, CO
With John Bucchino
"Either way we gather!"--Swallow Hill Music Association--71 E. Yale
Nov. 18
Grass Valley, CA
The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main Street
Nov. 20
Reno NV
with John Bucchino
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada--780 Del Monte Lane
Nov. 21
Berkeley, CA
"Either way we gather" with John Bucchino and André dos Santos Morgan
Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison
Dec. 1
Santa Barbara, CA
Soho Music Club--1221 State St
Dec. 3
Fresno, CA
First Congregational Church of Fresno, 2131 Van Ness. Presented by: The Fresno Folklore Society
Dec. 4
Pasadena, CA
Acoustic Music Series 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd
Dec. 5
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa at 320-2 Cedar Street
Dec. 9
Cotati, CA
An informal gathering with Holly Near
North Light Books and Cafe, 550 E. Cotati Ave