Refuge Journal 64

May 22 2019

Upcoming Events - September 6-7th

Hopeland Festival

Hopeland Festival is a two day celebration of music, performance, and visual arts within the Broadway District of Green Bay, WI. Featuring a diverse, nationally acclaimed roster of outstanding artists, Hopeland will return for its third consecutive year to highlight Green Bay’s unique artistic renaissance for young and old to enjoy. Come raise a glass, hold a hand, and join our community’s voice in song. We’re so excited to bring this back; come join us on September 6th and 7th! Special thanks to our title sponsor Fox Communities Credit Union.

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Organizations We Love


Pillars is a group combining three existing organizations: Homeless Connections, Housing Partners, and Fox Valley Warming Shelter. The mission of Pillars is to provide shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community, from homelessness to coming home. The combination of these three organizations together provides shelter, street outreach, prevention, diversion, support services, and housing.

In 2018, Pillars was able to serve:
– 601 individuals by Pillars Adult Shelter
– 652 individuals by Pillars Adult & Family Shelter
– 196 by Pillars Resource Center
– 44,863 bed nights
– 268 individuals who were either on the streets or at-risk of homelessness by Pillars Street Outreach Program
– 213 individuals through Pillars Supportive Housing Program
– 223 individuals through Pillars Affordable Housing Program
– 17 young adults with affordable housing, mental health support, and life skills through Ascend: A Pillars Initiative

Refuge Foundation for the Arts is proud to partner with Pillars through weekly songwriting workshops. The video below shows a performance at Pillars’s Report to the Community of a song that one member, Joshua, wrote with Cory during the songwriting sessions. Joshua now has full-time employment and an apartment with his own recording room for all the songs he will write going forward.

Upcoming Events - May 23rd

The Tennessee Queens Tour: LOLO & Garrison Starr

Our friend LOLO is coming back to play at Mill Creek on May 23rd with Garrison Starr! LOLO is a show-stopping singer from Jackson, Tennessee who has, “so much music flowing through [her] that it fills two people” (Associated Press). She has also proven herself a venerable songwriter, from penning hits for Panic! At The Disco’s recent #1 blockbuster album to writing a New York Times raved about off-Broadway musical, Songbird.


Garrison Starr is a singer, songwriter, and record producer based in Los Angeles. Starr has released 15 albums as a solo artist and is known for her vibrant and impassioned live performances. She regularly collaborates with various artists on projects and has found great success writing for TV and film. In 2016, Starr collaborated with long time friend, Margaret Cho, and produced “American Myth.” Starr also co-wrote, played guitar, and sang on the record. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Comedy category. Join us for The Tennessee Queens Tour and purchase your ticket here!

Upcoming Events - June 1st

Cypher Chicago: Arigon, Daddio, New Reflection, Eddie Rockwell

Refuge Arts is excited to partner again with Cypher Chicago at Subterranean with a showcase of hip-hop and R&B artists, including Arigon, Daddio, New Reflection, Eddie Rockwell, and our own Just Jacob. Along with music, the event will feature food and drink specials with a portion of proceeds benefitting Refuge Arts! Be sure to RSVP using the button below!