Friday, July 10, 2015

Musician Ben Weaver, cycling around Lake Superior, to perform at Portage Lake District Library July 12

Musician Ben Weaver will perform at the Portage Lake District Library Sunday, July 12. (Poster courtesy Portage Lake District Library)

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library, the Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK), and the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) will sponsor his performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Weaver will travel 1300 miles around Lake Superior by bike in sixteen days and perform in thirteen locations along the route. He will act as a charter bearer to the Great Lakes Commons, a grassroots effort to establish the Great Lakes as a thriving, living commons with shared waters that we all take care of and protect in perpetuity. He will use their visionary Commons Charter in his performances as an invitation to engage communities along the route in broad and inclusive conversations about the state of our fresh water.

Weaver is a songwriter, poet, father, letterpress printer and adventure advocate. He has released eight studio albums of original music and four books of poetry. The bicycle is his chosen mode of transport for all activities in all types of weather.

FOLK is a local grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the Lake Superior watershed. UPEC is a grassroots group that focuses solely on environmental issues across all of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

All library programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

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