Gigs & Such

Visit my virtual tip jar paypal.me/AileenVance to help keep community singing and social justice music alive during this challenging time of festival, workshop, class, and concert cancellations. Thank you for supporting my work! Stay Safe!

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March 2022–and we’re baaaaack!   There will be a limited edition of spring sing-alongs this year, variants willing.

Yes we can!  I will be offering in-person harmony singing this spring!   There ARE protocols:  you must be fully-vaccinated & boosted and you may be asked to wear a mask indoors, depending on how the data is looking locally.  Our ‘circle’ during the pandemic has become a room full of flexible, distanced “clusters.”   We will be singing outdoors when possible.   Songs of hope, resilience, love, justice, struggle and peace in 4-part harmony.  We persist!

Saturday, May 14th @ 1:30pm “‘If I Had a Hammer!’  A sing-along concert celebrating the songs of Pete Seeger (in honor of his 103rd birthday) with special guests Jaeger & Reid!

Saturday June 4th @ 1:30pm Annual “Zabalaza!”  Revolution in 4-part Harmony” a choral workshop featuring songs from South Africa  $15-25 sliding scale entry.  Special surprise guest song leader from South Africa TBC!

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  For more info or to reserve a seat for one or both of the above events:

Click here to reserve a seat

Sunday, April 3 2022 12pm Pacific–Concert for Ukraine, Part 2, Zoom concert raising funds for the United Nations Refugee Relief Committee.  With Eileen McGann, Anne Lister, Garnet Rogers, Mary McLaughlin, Sara Grey, Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee and many more!  Your donation is your ticket: Concert for Ukraine

Sunday, March 13 2022 @ 1pm PDT–Concert for Ukraine, Part 1– Zoom concert raising funds for the United Nations Refugee Relief Committee.  With Eileen McGann, Anne Lister, Pete Morton, Mary McLaughlin, Frankie Armstrong, Robb Johnson, Steafan Hannigan & Saskia Tomkins and many more!  Your donation is your ticket: Concert for Ukraine

  Saturday, January 30 2021–4:15pmEaster/1:15pm Pacific–Interactive workshop “Planetary Survival & Communal Singing”  with myself, Annie Patterson, Lea Gilmore, Peter Blood, Emma’s Revolution, Jane Sapp & Melanie DeMore.  Part of PMN Winter Convergence on Facebook/Zoom. To register for the link and for details of entire weekend’s offerings: peoplesmusic.org/event-4115935 

2021-Saturday Afternoon Sing-Alongs Virtual Community Song Circles w/ Aileen Vance
Singing out loud from our homes for fun and inspiration!  Coming together in persistence for songs of freedom & struggle, hope & healing, peace & justice.
*all on Zoom until further notice–RSVP TO: avandlt@cruzio.com for link, password and song sheets

Saturday, February 27; Saturday, March 27;
Saturday, April 24; Saturday, May 22;  Saturday, June 12 all @ 1pm on Zoom.

Single event tickets: sliding scale $10-20 via my paypal link–or pay for all 5 events at once, sliding scale $50-100.


Fall 2020 Virtual Sing-Alongs: Saturday, September 26-“Hard Times Come Again No More”
Saturday, October 17-“VOTE!”
Saturday, November 14-“Clouds & Joy! Songs of Celebration & Struggle”
Saturday, December 12-Theme TBA
all @ 1pm on Zoom.   Single event tickets: sliding scale $10-20 via my paypal link–or pay for all 4 events at once, sliding scale $40-80.

2020 Facebook Virtual events:

October 3-4: VOTE! A Virtual Music Festival to Help Get Out the Vote

September 5-6:  The Mister Blue Songbook—a tribute to Bob Blue

July 8-9 “Plants the Seeds of Peace with Justice” original songs festival of spoken word and music

June 27-28 “When I’m Gone” a virtual music festival featuring artists from all over the world performing the songs of Phil Ochs. Join us throughout the weekend. Admission is free; contributions to the artists’ individual virtual tip jars is strongly encouraged.

Phil Ochs: 1966-149-004-043 Manhattan, New York, USA 1966

2020 Virtual “Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!” event from that weekend (featuring artists from all over the world)  is posted here on Facebook: Sing Out for Pete’s Sake! online Pete Seeger Tribute

May 30-June 7th “Love it Like a Fool! Celebrating the Songs of Malvina Reynolds

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Thursday, June 11th @ 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT:  People’s Music Network live concert!

49e73212-ca7a-4864-aa5e-86e017c1249bThe People’s Music Network Opening Concert for the PMN Summer Gathering
Featuring Natu Camara, Evan Greer, Lara Herscovitch, Two of a Kind and Aileen Vance.  Concert will be 7:30-9:30 PM EDT.
https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/
Admission: Free

1/31/20  4pm Friday Afternoon Folk-Off  KKUP 91.5 live radio

2/1/20-“Together in Harmony! A Festival of Friends in Concert” with Reggie Harris, Jaeger & Reid, Soquel CA  Saturday, Feb 1 7:30pm/doors open 7pm @ Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel, CA.  $20 advance/$25 door Tickets: http://www.inharmony.brownpapertickets.com

2/22/20-Rise Up! Drop-in song circle: “I Hear Music in the Air!”  Songs that help you stay inspired.  1:00pm 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.  $10-20 sliding scale

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 concerns 3/14/20-Rise Up! “We Shall Not Give Up the Fight! Songs of Freedom & Struggle from South Africa.”  My annual South African choral singing workshop-don’t miss it! 1:00pm 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.  $10-$40 sliding scale for this event.   Be generous-pay what you can to keep the singing alive.

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19  4/25/20 Rise Up! 1pm  “We Belong to the Earth”  Big Sing for the Earth.  1:00pm 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel.  $10-20 sliding scale

ALL REEL WORK FESTIVAL EVENTS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 –check back later: 5/2/20:  ~6pm: TBC-giant all- county community chorus: “People Have the Power!”  and other songs honoring Barbara Dane—for Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival event: www.reelwork.org     RCNV, 612 Ocean St, SAnta Cruz CA- FREE!

POSTPONED: 5/8/20: 4pm Live on radio station KKUP “Friday Afternoon Folk-Off” Listen in @ 91.5fm/stream @ http://www.kkup.org

Second Annual Singalong “For Pete’s Sake”

POSTPONED due to COVID-19    5/9/20:  1pm “Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!” 2nd Annual Pete Seeger birthday sing-along concert with special guests Jaeger & Reid, Emma’s Revolution and more! We still hope to present this live concert, but don’t know for sure yet what the date will be.  In the meantime:

2020 Virtual “Sing Out for Pete’s Sake!” event from that weekend (featuring artists from all over the world)  is posted here on Facebook: Sing Out for Pete’s Sake! online Pete Seeger Tribute

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POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19–check back later: 5/16/20 The Santa Cruz Peace Chorale’s annual concert and silent auction! 7pm auction/7:30pm concert–Soquel, CA Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for more info: sylvibo@cruzio.com $15/door

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July 2020—watch this space for gigs with Eileen McGann & Aileen Vance …..in 2021…..:-(

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