For over twenty years, Joe Reilly has been bringing his eco-friendly folk music and “songs for the earth” to people of all backgrounds and all ages. He’s one of IslandWood’s favorite Artists in Residence who has been leading songwriting and toe-tapping music with our school program and we’re really excited to bring him back for this community concert! To listen to his music, please visit his website at http://www.joereilly.org/
“This music and lyrics are clever, poetic, poignant and playful. Joe Reilly blends hip-hop, blues, gospel, world rhythm and traditional American Indian styles. He writes music with wisdom and humility far beyond his years. Reilly zeroes in on something very powerful and sends it out into the room. The first time I heard Planting Gardens, it caught in my chest and stayed there for a long time.” -Ann Arbor Observer
Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors for this free concert. Get your tickets to the pizza party early - we expect to sell out.
- Concert tickets are FREE, Optional Pizza Party Dinner ticketing (various pricing)
- Joe's music is for ALL ages!
- CD's and other media will be on sale after the event, no purchase necessary
- We love dogs, but please note our campus policy is 'no dogs unless they are a service animal'. Thanks!
Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality. Joe is Italian, Irish, and Native American (Cherokee) and was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan in a creative household by musical parents who encouraged him to find his own voice. Joe loves to inspire others to do the same and to water seeds of compassion, joy, wisdom, and peace in our collective consciousness through the sharing of his music. Joe has recorded seven albums of his music, including two children’s albums of environmental songs, Children of the Earth (2007) and Let’s Go Outside (2011). Children of the Earth was featured on National Public Radio’s Living On Earth program in 2008. In 2011 Joe was selected as the official troubadour for National Get Outdoors Day.
Thanks to special funding from the Bainbridge Community Foundation, tickets to the concert are free! Thank you BCF for this generous grant.