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A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends: A Carrie Newcomer Concert

Northwest Illinois Audubon Society

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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General Admission only - No reserved seating
The event is free and open to the public. It is general admission with no seating arrangement or reserved seating. Please arrive early when doors open at 1pm to get the seat you want. We request RSVPs to help keep track of attendance.
204 Tickets Sep 30, 2017 Free  

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A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends - A Concerty by Carrie Newcomer

The event is FREE and open to the public!
We request RSVPs through Eventbrite to help keep track of attendance.
General Admission for ALL tickets.  There will be NO reserved seating available.  Please see FAQs below.  

Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a “soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. The Austin Statesman described her as having “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate” and Rolling Stone once said, she “asks all the right questions.” Most simply put, the Dallas Morning News said, “she's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.’” Recent appearances on PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and National Award Winning Krista Tippett’s On Being, have focused on her use of creative art-form as a spiritual/mindfulness practice, her work in social/ environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, progressive spirituality and as a champion for a new political conversation. She has toured with Alison Krauss Europe and the U.S. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better” on their Grammy winning album This Side. In the fall of 2009 and 2011, Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India. In October 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. In June 2012, Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa performing in schools, hospitals, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. In 2013, Carrie visited organizations dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution through the arts and the empowerment of women in the Middle East. Huffington Post Religion Community listed her song “Holy as the Day is Spent” as one of the best spiritual songs of 2012. She was listed as one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT and Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. Newcomer, a contemplative Quaker, cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries. In recent years, Newcomer has emerged as a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social and environmental justice. Carrie internationally facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on the topics of songwriting, spirituality & vocation in secular, college/educational and spiritual settings.

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What time can I arrive? 

Doors open at 1:00 p.m.  Carrie will perform at 2:00 p.m. for 75 minutes. 

Can I reserve my seat?

No, the tickets are for counting purposes. The concert is free and seating is general admission. Please arrive early when doors open at 1:00 PM to sit where you prefer.  

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Location: Highland Community College Student Conference Center, Building H, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, The Newell Room, Rm. 201
The Student Conference Center, Building H, is on the northwest corner of the Freeport campus. Parking is directly north of the building entrance; the building is fully accessible. For directions to the college, check the website: or call 815.235.6121

Are tickets needed or do I need to print my emailed confirmation?

No, you do not need to print anything. There are no actual tickets for you to print but rather an order confirmation.  We use eventbrite for number purposes so we can make sure seating is available to capacity.  The website will tell you if we have reached capacity.  


Have questions about A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends: A Carrie Newcomer Concert? Contact Northwest Illinois Audubon Society

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Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Student Conference Center, Room H201
Freeport, IL 61032

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society was formed in 1971 and chartered in 1972 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society. The National Society's mission is: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

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