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Thea Hopkins

July 14th @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A member of Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe of Martha’s Vineyard MA, performing songwriter Thea Hopkins calls her music Red Roots Americana. She has been described as a “standout writer” by the Washington Post. In the spring of 2024, Thea attended the ISPA Congress in Perth Australia as a Western Arts Alliance artist delegate. She was an official showcase artist at the International Indigenous Music Summit in June 2023. Thea was a 2023 recipient of an artist award from the Newport Festivals Foundation. Her song, “The Ghost Of Emmett Till” was the grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest in 2021.

Venues where Thea has performed include Massey Hall (CN), Banff Centre For The Arts (CN) Kennedy Center (DC), Woody Guthrie Festival (OK), the Moseley Folk Festival (UK), the Summertyne Americana Festival (UK) and the Bluebird Cafe (TN). Her new album, “Here In Our World” is scheduled to be released in September 2024. She first came to wider public notice when Peter, Paul & Mary recorded her song “Jesus Is On The Wire” in 2004, and then again in 2010 with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It is considered one of their later signature songs.