First Light benefit concert for Indigenous-led
Land Return in the Northeast
Featuring Lula Wiles
Saturday, July 24
Picnicking at 5:30, Concert at 7:00
Lula Wiles is live at Knoll Farm this Saturday, July 24th. Come catch one of the best young bands in New England, enjoy the full moon rise at Knoll Farm, and support land justice!
This is a benefit concert organized by First Light to support these Indigenous-led land return efforts in the Northeast (read more below). Benefactor tickets are $50.00 each, which will seat people either directly in front of the band in dry weather or in the barn in wet weather. Outdoor-only tickets are $10.00 each for picnicking on the hill if the weather is not rainy. The event will be live streamed through Facebook for free for those who can’t attend in person but would like to tune in. Picnicking on the hill starts at 5:00 pm, Greg Ryan opens the show at 6:00, and Lula Wiles will go live at 7:00.
Lula Wiles brings a new sound and energy to age-old traditions — above all, the people’s practice of sharing their communities’ struggles through songs. They’re young, they’ve already toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR and two Boston Music Awards awards. They get more than 10,000 views on most of their songs, and some up to 40,000 views. They really know how to build a song, use inflection, bring it down and back up, have a good time, and inhabit what they’re singing.
Check out this video of them performing:
About the fundraiser:
After 400 years of land dispossession and broken treaties, Indigenous groups across the Northeast are organizing for the return of land to the communities it was stolen from. On behalf of First Light, Knoll Farm is honored to host Lula Wiles for a benefit concert to support 4 Indigenous-led land return efforts in the Northeast: Bomazeen Land Trust, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, Native Land Conservancy, and the Wabanaki Commission on Land and Stewardship. We aim to raise at least $20,000 for these groups and pledge that 100% of all ticket sales and donations raised will go directly to them.
About First Light:
First Light is a collective of Native and non-native peoples working for the return of land and stewardship to Indigenous people in the Northeast. First Light organizes conservation communities and other allies to relearn history from a Native perspective and show up in support of Indigenous priorities around land.
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