Veterans for Peace
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Musician-activist Tom Neilson To Play Benefit for Veterans for Peace

Neilson has performed in 21 countries on five continents, but will be making his first Milwaukee appearance.

By - Apr 1st, 2018 06:09 pm
Tom Neilson. Photo courtesy of Veterans for Peace.

Tom Neilson. Photo courtesy of Veterans for Peace.

Tom Nielson, a Massachusetts singer-songwriter and activist, will present an evening of music, satire and social commentary to benefit Veterans for Peace on Saturday, April 7, at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust St.

Neilson has performed in 21 countries on five continents, but will be making his first Milwaukee appearance.

Neilson’s award-winning songs provide a voice for those who believe in the power of folk music to effect change. Combining art with activism, he has appeared with Medea Benjamin, Cynthia McKinney, Amy Goodman, Cindy Sheehan, Cesar Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Ray McGovern, Howard Zinn, David Cobb, and others.

He has been at the forefront in helping communities organize against water privatization, mountain top removal, nuclear energy, incinerators, GMOs, fracking, & toxic waste.

He plays at union halls, colleges, conferences, cafes, house concerts, and has performed for countless benefits and causes. His music has been used in documentaries, TV shows, stage and street theater as he tells the stories of people’s struggles.

Show time is 7 p.m. A $15 donation is suggested at the door.

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