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Land of Hope and Dreams

A Celebration of Dave Marsh's Work and Vision

A combination of tributes, conversations, and panel discussions, this online celebration will take place over a series of three weeks this April and May. The goal is to re-create online the kind of warm, smart, and iconoclastic community that Dave Marsh has nurtured for many years. The discussions will shine a spotlight on the insights and provocations Marsh has given us for the past 50 years, highlighting their continued vitality in today’s cultural and political landscape.

Where

Join us from wherever you are with the magic of Zoom! You can register for all panels at once; each spotlight conversation requires a separate, individual registration.

When

Sessions are the throughout the weekends of April 30th - May 15th

The celebration will include keystone conversations among two or three participants and larger panels, with an emphasis on Marsh’s books and other writings. Topics of the panels include "CREEM and the Origins of Rock Writing;" "On Listening;" "Detroit and Beyond," "Music and Activism: Race and Class;" "Music and Activism: Health Care and Justice;" "Who Needs the Music Industry?;" "Music and the Media;" "Music and Community;" "Music and Education: Where the Spirit of Learning and Teaching Should Meet;" and "Songs and Stories." 
 

Dave has always been a tireless advocate of justice, human rights, and rock n roll. His pen and voice are an important player in the history of the music we love and the struggle for a more just and decent world.
—Tom Morello

Please consider supporting The Kristen Ann Carr Fund, which honors the memory of Dave Marsh and Barbara Carr's daughter by raising funds for sarcoma research.

Spotlight Conversations

Please note individual registration is required for all Spotlight Discussions

 

Jon Landau & CARYN ROSE

Friday April, 30
8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT

Little Steven, Jackson Browne,
& Danny Alexander

Thursday May, 6
8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT

Bruce Springsteen, Nona Hendryx, & Lauren Onkey

Saturday May, 8
8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT

Bruce Springsteen, Nona Hendryx, & Lauren Onkey

Saturday May, 8
8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT

Dave Marsh & Daniel Wolff

Friday May, 14
8:30 P.M. ET / 5:30 P.M. PT

Panel Discussions

Weekend 1

Friday, April 30 - Saturday, May 1
Saturday, May 1

Creem and the Origins of Rock Writing
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

On Listening
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Detroit and Beyond
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 2

Thursday, May 6 - Saturday, May 8
Friday, May 7

Who Needs the Music Industry?
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Media
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Keynote Panel: Listening Past the Myths
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Saturday, May 8

Music and Community
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Race and Class
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Health and Justice
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 3

Friday, May 14 - Saturday, May 15
Saturday, May 15

The Legacies of Dave Marsh: Collaboration, Empathy, Mentorship
11 A.M. ET/8 A.M. PT

Music and Education: Where the Spirit of Learning and Teaching Should Meet
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Songs and Stories
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Panel Discussions

Weekend 1

Friday, April 30 - Saturday, May 1
Saturday, May 1

Creem and the Origins of Rock Writing
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

On Listening
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Detroit and Beyond
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 2

Thursday, May 6 - Saturday, May 8
Friday, May 7

Who Needs the Music Industry?
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Media
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Keynote Panel: Listening Past the Myths
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Saturday, May 8

Music and Community
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Race and Class
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Health and Justice
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 3

Friday, May 14 - Saturday, May 15
Saturday, May 15

The Legacies of Dave Marsh: Collaboration, Empathy, Mentorship
11 A.M. ET/8 A.M. PT

Music and Education: Where the Spirit of Learning and Teaching Should Meet
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Songs and Stories
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Panel Discussions

Weekend 1

Saturday, May 1
Saturday, May 1

Creem and the Origins of Rock Writing
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

On Listening
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Detroit and Beyond
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 2

Friday, May 7 - Saturday, May 8
Friday, May 7

Who Needs the Music Industry?
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Media
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Keynote Panel: Listening Past the Myths
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Saturday, May 8

Music and Community
11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Race and Class
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Music and Activism: Health and Justice
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

Weekend 3

Saturday, May 15
Saturday, May 15

The Legacies of Dave Marsh: Collaboration, Empathy, Mentorship
11 A.M. ET/8 A.M. PT

Music and Education: Where the Spirit of Learning and Teaching Should Meet
1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT

Songs and Stories
4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

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RSVP Today!

This event is free and open to the public, and will be presented as a series of Zoom webinars. We have a limited number of registrations available; if interest exceeds capacity, we may offer a simulcast via YouTube. You can sign up for all of the panel discussions with a single registration, but you must sign up for each Spotlight Conversation individually.
 
After registration, you will receive a link to each Zoom webinar (or information about the YouTube stream) the day before or the day of each session.