Fostering Belonging in Public Spaces Through Live Music
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Name
Forum E

In recent years, the sharp rise in loneliness–a public health crisis according to the U.S. Surgeon General–has led to renewed efforts to combat social isolation. Main Street organizations be part of the solution by developing inclusive programs and activities that inspire social connections and foster belonging. Join this timely panel featuring three nonprofit leaders from across the country who recognize the power of music in public spaces to bring people together and build social capital. Through sharing their own compelling case studies, the session will explore strategies and lessons learned to inform Main Street activities and outcomes.

Connectivity through Civic Infrastructure
Tina Betz Michael Bulloch Andrea Dono Victoria Bridenstine
Session Type
Deep Dive Session