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Refuge Journal 32

Jun 15 2018

“As defined by Webster, the word refuge means ‘a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or trouble.’ That is exactly what has been created here.” – Tara Pohlkotte

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Jun 08 2018

Our next event at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh is coming up soon! Cory Chisel Presents: A Salute to Country Classics will feature covers of Willie Nelson, EmmyLou Harris, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and many more performed by Lillie Mae, JP Harris and Erin Rae. The event starts at 1:00pm on June 17th, and tickets are $20. The event will be an outdoor, general admission show with full bar and food. You can use the promo code FATHERS to receive two tickets for $30. Get yours here!

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Jun 01 2018

The band Traveller; featuring Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz, and co-founder Cory Chisel; stopped for a WFUV radio session on their tour earlier this month. You can listen to the session here.

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May 25 2018

We now have a promo code! Enter: feedamerica at the checkout to get $15 off of your ticket for Cory Chisel and Friends Salute to Tom Petty. We're excited about our next Feed The Body, Feed The Soul event in conjunction with Oshkosh Corporation! Join us May 31st at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh for Cory Chisel and friends as they salute Tom Petty. Please note that the show start time is 7:00pm and doors open at 6:00pm.

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May 18 2018

    We’re excited about our next Feed The Body, Feed The Soul event in conjunction with Oshkosh Corporation! Join us May 31st at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh for Cory Chisel and friends as they salute Tom Petty. Proceeds from the event go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for...

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May 04 2018

Traveller’s Western Movies is out today! Happy Release Day, Traveller! All pre-orders have shipped out and we’re excited to finally get this album, recorded at the Refuge, into your hands. If you want to pick up a physical copy on vinyl or CD, click here or get them at one of the release...

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Refuge Journal 26: Celebrating 3 Years of Refuge

Apr 27 2018

On April 22, we celebrated the 3 year anniversary of co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s first arrival to our property. The duo worked with the existing non-profit alliance for two years to help stabilize the property and the 501(c)(3). They nicknamed the building “The Refuge” and began to bring...

Refuge Journal 26: Celebrating 3 Years of Refuge

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Apr 19 2018

GRAMMY Award winner and friend, Rodney Crowell, paid us a visit this week to do some songwriting with co-founder Cory Chisel! Seen below is Cory, guitarist Jedd Hughes, and Rodney writing in our chapel.

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Apr 13 2018

Benjamin Jaffe and Suzanne Santo of Americana group, HoneyHoney, were in our chapel recording last week! HoneyHoney is one of ten bands sponsored through our 2017 Jameson Music partnership with Jameson Irish Whiskey. This partnership helped emerging artists pair with one of the world’s most well-known brands, providing a national...

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Apr 05 2018

Join us, along with Oshkosh Corporation, for another Feed The Body, Feed The Soul event! Cory Chisel and friends will salute Tom Petty at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh on April 14th. Proceeds go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Tickets start at $33 and can be purchased here. We hope to see you there!

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Mar 30 2018

Traveller is coming to Cranky Pat's in Neenah on May 4th to celebrate the release of their debut album Western Movies, which we announced this week with a massive premiere on NPR! You can pre-order the album using the second button below.

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Mar 27 2018

TRAVELLER ‘Western Movies’ // Traveller’s new album ‘Western Movies’ is coming out May 4th through Refuge Foundation for the Arts! You can pre-order the vinyl and CD here. NPR premiered “Hummingbird” with Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, and more!   “Hummingbird” is quintessential Traveller: a humoresque confection with a deep and compassionate heart. -Ann Powers, NPR ‘Songs We...

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Mar 23 2018

Join Refuge Foundation for the Arts on September 21 & 22 in Green Bay’s beautiful On Broadway district for the 2nd annual Homeland Experience presented by our friends at Fox Communities Credit Union. Featuring musicians and visual artists from around the globe, Homeland Experience will showcase everything Green Bay has to offer. The event will be a celebration of art, community, and possibility; and it will be a place to embrace what connects us all.

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Refuge Journal 19

Mar 09 2018

Arum Rae Indie soul singer-songwriter Arum Rae was in our chapel recording this week! Rae grew up in Colorado Springs, and later attended Berklee College of Music. After graduating, she released Arum Rae in 2005, and toured under the name White Dress with The Civil Wars, Willie Nelson, and Dan Auerbach. She...

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Mar 02 2018

We want to send a huge thank you to all who attended our performance on Sunday with co-founder Adriel Denae, featuring special guests Robert Ellis and Lilly Winwood. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the release of Adriel’s first single from her forthcoming album. Proceeds from the show went to Refuge Foundation...

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Feb 23 2018

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of co-founder Adriel Denae’s first single & video from her new album produced by Norah Jones, coming out this year through Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Courier Journal and USA Today shared the stunning video filmed and directed by Artists in Residence Oliver Franklin Anderson and Justus Poehls. ...

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Feb 16 2018

Kirk Jackson started his journey as an artist in his childhood drawing in sketchbooks, painting, and writing. As he became older, he began making sculptures, learning metalwork, working on stained glass, and creating custom jewelry while trying to find his perfect medium. In his mid-twenties, Kirk added to his skill...

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Feb 08 2018

Refuge co-founder Adriel Denae will be hitting the road this month for a small tour to support the release of her first single “Build a World” off her forthcoming debut album produced by Norah Jones. She will also be joining Robert Ellis on a string of dates in Texas!

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