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2019 Song For Hope "This Land is Your Land" Marathon


History: In the past few years literally hundreds of musicians and singers, from beginner to pro, have joined in the song circle in front of Horizon Books. The first 3 years, we played AROUND THE CLOCK/NIGHT AND DAY/RAIN OR SHINE for 72 hours. And, we sang just one song- "This Land is Your Land" over and over and over in every conceivable form, time signature and key. Musicians would come and go and the song adopted the personalities of whoever was playing it at the time.... It was a blast and a lifelong memory for many.

Purpose: We are raising awareness and money for the work of Buckets of Rain. BoR grows and provides free, fresh vegetables to the homeless and hungry in Detroit/Highland Park and here in Northern Michigan as well.

This Year: We don't go around the clock anymore, but we still sing just"This Land...". The song circle -usually containing 2 to 6 singers- will be in front of Horizon Books in Traverse City the following hours:

Thursday, Aug 8 from 10 am to 9 pm

Friday, Aug 9 from 10 am until Friday Night Live starts about 5pm.

Saturday Aug 10 from 10 am until the grand finale at 9 pm.

The Need: We need about 100 people to participate at various times during the song marathon. All skill levels from zero to legendary are welcome. "Sign up" (aka, let someone know you're coming!) for a period of time and join whoever happens to be there or bring you friends. We'll have the words posted so nobody has to memorize anything! Come and go as often as you please, stay as long as you like. This is a song circle, kinda like sittin' round a campfire.... not a performance.... we just want to have fun, engage the passers-by to join in... and watch the guitar case fill up with donations!

To let us know that you are ready to sing and when you are showing up emai l:

chris@bucketsofrain.org or text 231 883 7213

Earlier Event: August 1
Quicken Loans Community Challenge 2019