I may joke at shows that my favorite social media platform is Face to Face, but I do really mean it. And judging by the audience reaction, it sounds like people agree.
We all know that the definition of Community has vastly changed over the last 20 years. As a musician I can attest to the wonders of the Internet for making my indie music career possible - how amazing is that?!? But I’ve also realized that my Virtual Community has weak legs to stand on without my Face to Face Community.
For me, Face to Face is where Community begins.
Over the next couple of months I’ll be discussing the topic of Community and I hope you’ll join the conversation. It will all be leading up to Friday, July 31st. That’s because my husband Jonathan and I have been given the opportunity to curate a Nashville Fringe Festival show and we decided to make the event all about COMMUNITY!
This will be a Full Moon, Friday Night, FREE Event to acknowledging the Community in which we live - people meeting people, Face to Face. If you’ll be in the Nashville area, I hope you can come be a part of the Community.
Face to Face: an Up-Close Concert by Rae Hering
Friday, July 31st
2301 Franklin Pike
If you won’t be in Nashville, that’s OK – the Internet still has it’s charms :) We'll be live streaming the event thanks to Firebreath Media.
So now that you know what Community means in my life...“What does Community mean in your life?” I recently asked my Facebook friends this question. To get the conversation started, here are some of their thoughts:
“Support in all ways through unconditional love. It means intentional living…we are all connected.”
“Being mindfully present in good times and in bad.”
“A tribe based on respect, trust and experiences…mutual compassion for each other’s fundamentally lonesome paths.”
“Kids playing together, the swans in the lake, neighbors stopping unannounced, raising kids together, community rummage sale and fishing fest.”
“…it means knowing that wherever I go, there’s going to be people there that I know I can or will love and who can or do love me.”
“If we fail to find a place for everyone, it would just not make a choir.”
...if you'd like to share, I'd like to hear from you.