Starting TUESDaY, MAY 15 ONGOING SINGING IN THE GALLERY

                    3:30 - 4:30pm  Every Tuesday    For more info email:  spiesarts@gmail.com

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2018

BASCOM LODGE ATOP MOUNT GREYLOCK      Adams, MA                       

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JoAnne Spies and Special Guest Doug Tanner of the Gypsy Ramblers

Love this annual gig at the spectacular Lodge, and happy that Doug Tanner can join in. We always learn new things about chromatic harmonicas, mandolins and banjos from Doug. 

Consider staying for dinner afterwards ~~~

Original songs, poems, and stories with a melodic groove.  Guitar, ukelele, and tank drum;  banjo and mandolin.  

 6pm - 7pm                                                                                                                    

 FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

Allow 40 minutes for ride to the top from Lanesboro.

Address: North Adams Road, Adams, MA 01220

Phone: (413) 743-1591

 

Art Opening Saturday, June 23rd 4pm - 7pm

                               

                             

Ten of my drawings are at the Artful Mind Gallery this summer, along with 22 other wonderful artists.                   

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                                   "Before the Lightbearer" -  from 'Spiral Up' series JoAnne Spies

 

May 12  and May 13, 2018                                       CATA''s 25th Anniversary Gala & Performance Weekend

     Where: Shakespeare & Company Tina Packer Playhouse 70 Kemble Street; Lenox, MA    2018 Gala & Performance: Saturday, May 12, 2018 · 5pm    Matinee Performance: Sunday, May 13, 2018 · 1pm    CATA’s signature public event, the Gala and Annual Performance is the culmination of hundreds of performing arts workshops and a celebration of the tremendous artistry of people with disabilities. Hosted at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, the event is a powerful demonstration of community and inclusion —“one of the most joyous and inspiring events of the year.”    I'm honored to celebrate eighteen years with CATA's Art Cart program, bringing music, art and movement to six Berkshire Healthcare settings.    This year I'll be joined in the performance by faculty artists Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg and  Wes Buckley.

 

Where:
Shakespeare & Company
Tina Packer Playhouse
70 Kemble Street; Lenox, MA

2018 Gala & Performance:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 · 5pm

Matinee Performance:
Sunday, May 13, 2018 · 1pm

CATA’s signature public event, the Gala and Annual Performance is the culmination of hundreds of performing arts workshops and a celebration of the tremendous artistry of people with disabilities. Hosted at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, the event is a powerful demonstration of community and inclusion —“one of the most joyous and inspiring events of the year.”

I'm honored to celebrate eighteen years with CATA's Art Cart program, bringing music, art and movement to six Berkshire Healthcare settings.

This year I'll be joined in the performance by faculty artists Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg and  Wes Buckley.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND

WALKING OUR TALK FUNDRAISER    

7:00 - 11:00pm at THE BARN

17 Main St, South Egremont, MA

Phone(413) 528-9580

A fun evening of karaoke and dancin'

Looking forward to singing my 'Circle Sister' song ' live' with everyone

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rD

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When the Water Rises:Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernanat at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa where 'Awakening the Dreamer' took place

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I'll be leading thesymposium in song before the afternoon workshops.:

Listen to kick-off song:  "Where is the Watershed?"

Hoo! WHO!!  It's YOU!!

https://joannespies.bandcamp.com/track/where-is-the-watershed

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018  9:30 AM to 5 PM EST
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
310 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Arrive to find yourself immersed in the alternative habitats of “When the Water Rises,” Julie Heffernan’s exhibition created in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess, the picture-perfect setting for this extraordinary gathering of Tampa Bay ‘Game Changers’ and citizens.

Together we will examine the challenges and the opportunities we have as a Tampa Bay family to create a better future - COLLABORATIVELY.

We will delve into the unique circumstances of our area and the solutions activists and trailblazers are busy implementing.

We will explore ways to join forces to make our bay area a truly heartwarming and interconnected community to call home.

We will present the three-hour, transformative and riveting Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium which has inspired and empowered people all over the world to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD                                               guthrie center AT THE OLD TRINITY CHURCH

 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 • Phone (413) 528-1955

Praise Sunday at the Guthrie Center
Services offered on first Sunday of every month.
Starting at 11:00 AM and ending around 12:00 Noon.
Officiated by Reverend Joni Carron.
BYOG (Bring Your Own God). All welcome!

Sunday, october 22

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This year’s FODfest will reflect the roots where it all began 12 years ago… Back to the Backyard. And so for no other reason than to simply honor how and where this journey started and what would have been Daniel Pearl's 54th birthday, FODfest 2017 - Back to the Backyard will happen on Sunday, October 22 from 3-6pm outside the home of Music in Common founder & director Todd Mack.  

For more info: musicincommon.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

To reserve a seat for this benefit concert: Call 413-528-0240

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

4:00 - 4:30  Harvest of Hope,  at The Commons in Pittsfield, MA

All afternoon from 1:00 onward, music and workshops!

Sunday, August 27th

Dottie's Coffee Lounge

9 am - 10 am  Songs and Stories

please note it's an hour earlier than listed and starts at 9

444 North Street Pittsfield, MA  ~  413-443-1792

 

HOOT.LOVE    WITH THE HOPING MACHINE  -  in a down-home all ages community music festival                 Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York

  1:10PM  - 2:00PM

AUGUST 5th and 6TH

MUSIC AND MEDICINE CONFERENCE     BRIDGEPORT, CT

http://isqrmm.org/

presenting 'Story Songs : Using Poetry and Music to Build Community and Heal'

in concert SATURDAY 7:00-8:00PM   TRANSFORMATION THROUGH IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd

BASCOM LODGE

JoAnne Spies and Special Guest Doug Tanner of the Gypsy Ramblers

Original songs, poems, and stories with a melodic groove. 

Guitar, ukelele, and tank drum;  banjo and mandolin.

6pm - 7pm

FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

sunday, july 9th

sand springs benefit with amrita lash   ~ 3 - 4 pm

158 Sand Springs Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
P: (413) 458-6026

MAY 13 and 14th

EVERYDAY PEOPLE at Shakespeare & Company

Looking forward to premiering a new song with Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg at Everyday People – CATA’s Annual Performance & Gala.

Everyday People will take place  at the Tine Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.

Saturday, May 13 – CATA’s Gala evening includes cocktails at 5 pm, performance at 6 pm, buffet reception with music and dancing to follow. Call 413-528-5485 for more information.

Sunday, May 14 – CATA’s Matinee is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The performance begins at 1 pm.

Here's link for tickets and more info.

 

MAY 20th  CONCERT AT KRIPALU

I'm excited to be singing in concert with my friend Shawn Stevens on Saturday evening, alongside yoga teacher Jennifer Reis, May 20th at Kripalu.

Over the years Shawn has taken part in "Sounding Mohican Pathways,"  an educational and cultural exchange program that I created in collaboration with Tammis Coffin, Education Director at the Mission House. Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Stockbridge Cultural Council for their help funding this program.

Note Special pricing is available for Berkshire County residents; $60 per day commuter fee from Friday to Sunday. For more information, call  866.200.5203.

Register here for Kripalu R & R week-end.

MAY 26th

    The Hoping Machine

     Songs of the Revolution

     with Sarah Lee Guthrie

     and the Hoping Machine singers

    More info here: The Guthrie Center

     Doors open at 6:00 show starts at 8:00

 

MAY 27th

 Mountain Blessing Song

      Come to Bascom Lodge at noon to kick off their 80th season by joining me in a mountain blessing song.

Incantations and Song Magic  2:30pm - 4:30pm

Mt. Greylock is not only the highest mountain in Massachusetts, but J.K. Rowling has designated it as the home of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy!

Come join me at Bascom Lodge as we weave our magic, creating our own chants and songs.

Hogwarts Classroom = Bascom Lodge?

In this two hour workshop we will determine if we’re Thunderbirds, Horned Serpents, Pukwudgies or Wampuses and then create incantations, chants or poems based on our character. What is the sound at the heart of the snake horn fragment? Our creations can be performed or kept secret.

Rhythm instruments will be provided or found outdoors.

To register: email spiesarts@gmail.com

Pay what you will: legal tender or dragon heartstring