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Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, three icons of 1960s and 70s folk music, were Carlene’s primary influences as she learned to play guitar as a teenager.   In this multi-media tribute show, Carlene honors her influences by singing a selection of each of their songs.  She takes you behind the scenes and shares intimate stories that inspired the songs, and the impact the music of Judy, Joni and Joan inspires still today.


What drew a half million people together in 1969 for three days of peace and music? Carlene Thissen presents ‘WOODSTOCK MEMORIES,” a show that features a historical perspective brought to life by her own memories and experiences. 

Carlene traces the social and political events that inspired the music that led up to the festival and how the music, in turn inspired the movements. WOODSTOCK MEMORIES is a multi-media experience that takes you back, whether you were there or not, and challenges you to change the world.


Based on the book authored by Carlene Thissen, “Immokalee’s Fields of Hope,” this program takes you on a journey that begins in this agricultural community with the Seminole Indian, white, black and Tejano residents.

In this multi-media cultural program, Carlene then weaves the personal, intimate stories of the Mexican, Guatemalan and Haitian immigrants with the political histories of their home countries, through the power of her original music. At the same time, Carlene lets you see inside her time in Immokalee and how these beautiful people have forever changed her life.