Saturday, February 18, you can not only help protect Wisconsin’s environment, but enjoy an afternoon and evening with activist folk singer, Tom Neilson. The Sierra Club’s Four Lakes group will host a special benefit performance by the noted activist and singer at the Bartell Theatre at 113 E Mifflin St. at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets for $10 with additional donations accepted.
Neilson, 2011 Winner of the People’s Choice Song of the Year for Social Action, uses the power of folk music to effect change. Cathy Gilbert of the Miami Dade Green Party said after a concert, “Tom is fabulous; politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, and very funny. His raucous political satire and social commentary, quick wit, and pointed humor had everyone laughing and engaged.”
Neilson has won awards for song writing and performance since 2004, and has agreed to do a special show with all proceeds going to the Sierra Club and Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin. The event will educate people more about mining issues, and how to help protect Wisconsin’s environment and retain Wisconsin’s historically strong mining regulations.
Four Lakes chair Dave Blouin said that he is “excited about the educational benefit concert to raise awareness of the taconite mine proposal in the Penokee Hills.” Blouin also said that he thinks this will be a terrific way to spend an afternoon and evening enjoying fine music and the company of many other like-minded folk while learning about environmental issues.
Refreshments are available at the theater. After the show, join special guest Tom Neilson for dinner and drinks at the Great Dane, 123 E. Doty St., 3 blocks east of the theater.
The Sierra Club is an international environmental group headquartered in San Francisco. The Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. For more about Tom Nielson and his music, visit the Four Lakes website home page.