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A grassroots collaboration of professional performing artists presenting public service arts for the community. 

 Organic Arts Events Calendar
 Updated December 3, 2021

Special Events

  COVID(eo) Project  
  Beulah Brinton House Concert Series  
  Milwaukee Folk Events Calendars  
  Storytelling in Wisconsin  

Organic Arts COVID(eo) Project
As seen in the Shepherd Express

Covid(eo) Sing-Alongs on You Tube
for Stay-at-Home Folks

Organic Arts is proud to announce the launch of a series of sing-along videos for children and parents, state history for teachers, and a series of classic 60's songs for elders available to all on YouTube by award-winning Milwaukee folksinger David HB Drake.

Click here and then click on any of these playlists ("Play All").

"The Illustrated Song" program is a sing-along concert that has been performed by David in libraries and schools for many years, enhanced with PowerPoint slides showing pages from children’s books created from the lyrics of fifteen favorite folk songs. “This Land is Your Land”, “Puff, The Magic Dragon”, “This Little Light of Mine” and more have lyrics provided on screen so parents and kids can sing together and teachers can use the videos as a reading and music resource for students. David performs on banjo, dulcimer, concertina, and guitar.

“Blowing in the Wind” is a sing-along for over-60-folks who remember the classic folk songs of the 1960s. David has presented this PowerPoint sing-along program in senior facilities and libraries for many years to audiences who remember when “the times were a ‘changing”. Ten songs captured at a live library performance invite home-viewers to sing (and play) along.

"Wiscon-Sing" is now available on YouTube in its entirety for use by teachers and parents to teach Wisconsin history through music. This video is the complete DVD shot in 2012 in a live performance.

Wiscon-Sing is a multimedia program which presents songs that introduce Wisconsin’s vibrant history to audiences of all ages in a music and visual performance enhanced with over 100 historic and scenic slides of our state.  Wiscon-sing was performed over 300 times in every county in Wisconsin in 1998, the most performances of any event for the Sesquicentennial year. It has been performed over 2,000 times in the past 35 years statewide.

Songs on "Wiscon-Sing" are available on CD and DVD and companion book!  For information and ordering click here.

The "Wiscon-Sing", “The Illustrated Song" and “Blowing in the Wind” video series are a project of Organic Arts to create opportunities for the community to participate in music during these restricted times and for future enjoyment.

Also available - Seasonal and Holiday programs:

"Dangerous Folk" (1960s Classic Folk Trio)
"The Rose and Dragon" (Sea music and shanties trio)
 “Father’s Day(Songs for Dads)
"October Country" (Autumn)

The Singing Santa (Kids Christmas)
"Let there be Light" (Sacred Christmas Concert)
"Heart and Soul" (Valentine's Day)

"Wish I had a Troubadour" (St. Patrick's Day)

For an index of all of David HB Drake’s videos, click here.

Simply Folk on
Wisconsin Public Radio

We are encouraging all fans of
Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio to check your favorite
Wisconsin folksinger's website and Facebook page
for updates and live-streaming performances
whose gigs have been cancelled and support them
with CD purchases or in any way you can. 

These folks have lived the "gig-economy" for decades
before the term existed and many are hurting.

Some artists offering online events on Facebook Live to replace lost gigs:
(if you hear of others, please let us know)

L'il Rev
Ken Lonnquist
Dave Stokes

The Coffee House (Various Artists)

Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View WI

No indoor events planned until COVID is over.

Folk Events Calendars in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area
Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
The Coffeehouse
Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series

Anodyne Coffee Roasters, Walkers Point

Statewide / Wisconsin
Simply Folk Calendar
Portal Wisconsin

Fort Atkinson area

Madison Area

Madison Area

Wautoma area

Wisconsin - general
Friends of WhoFish.Org

Storytelling in Wisconsin

To all Storytellers in Wisconsin -
      Connections to current and on-going links to STORYTELLING events.
Wisconsin Storytelling events
(like WISTGET and state guilds)

Northlands Storytelling Network
(5-state region+) - new events listing. 
You can submit your own events. 
(links to the 5 states'  many events).  

National Storytelling Network
Events with a continually updated  2021 Calendar 
For more informaton contact:  
414-962-4425 /

Tellabration 2022 status will be determined at a later date.

Support for the Organic Arts mission of bringing educational performing arts to the community has been provided by the Milwaukee County CAMPAC program and private donations.

To learn more and help continue this service, click here and then click the "Donate" button.

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