Voices of Grief Support and Education Center presents 
A Community Gathering of Song and Healing  
Melanie DeMore 
Renowned singer, songwriter and musical activist

October 9-10, 2023
Ent Center for the Arts

Join us as we sing together in community, playfully transforming our grief with compassion, art, music, drumming and dance! 

Music has a unique ability to inspire healing. Dynamic performer and teacher, Melanie DeMore, will harness the power of music to facilitate healing at a time when so many of us are navigating loss and grief. 
Francis Weller says there is an intimacy between grief and aliveness, a sacred exchange between what’s unbearable and what is exquisitely alive. Join us as Melanie brings her joy and energy to the very air you breathe.

Two Special Days with Melanie: 
Monday, October 9: A community celebration of song and healing featuring Melanie DeMore
open to all / 6:30-8:30pm / Ent Center for the Arts / Tickets: $15. 
All are welcome regardless of ability to pay - To request a scholarship, contact us at: Info@voicesofgriefcenter.org
LOBBY DOORS OPEN at 5:00pm - come early to see the art therapy exhibits and 
experience some of the early music and drumming.

You may also purchase tickets at Ent Center Box Office, in-person or by phone, 719-255-8181.

Tuesday, October 10: A day for professional care providers / 9:30am-Noon / Ent Center for the Arts / Tickets: $35. This special event will again feature the dynamic performer and teacher, Melanie DeMore, as she works with professionals, exploring how the arts, music, and dance inform work with depression, grief, Alzheimer's, and behavioral health. Melanie will share the stage with a Healing Arts Panel including Judith Piazza, music therapist; Kat Tudor, artist, teacher, healer; Jane Rigler, flute and interdisciplinary arts; Rachel Weiskittle, UCCS professor and art therapist; Natalie Johnson, Executive Director of the Manitou Art Center; and Suzanne Costello, dance/theater director. Learn more about the panelists here.
Certificate of Attendance will be provided. 
Art exhibits will be open for you to explore from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

"A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you."
-Melanie DeMore

About this event

Voices of Grief Support and Education Center presents “A Community Gathering of Song and Healing” featuring Melanie DeMore, renowned singer, songwriter and musical activist. October 9-10, 2023, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs. 

Artist Spotlight

Excerpts from Melanie DeMore Artist Spotlight, produced by Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley. 

Download a PDF poster to share and print.

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Celebrating the crucial role of the arts in promoting individual wellbeing, addressing trauma, connecting cultures, highlighting inequities, and making our communities healthier and stronger. #ArtsOctober

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