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Mission and History

Our Mission

 Copyright © Andrew GoetzAlabama Elder : Copyright © Andrew GoetzCommunity Celebration of Place (CCP) works to strengthen community spirit and pride by using music and art to honor the dignity, hard work and resiliency of people from communities across the United States and beyond.

Our History

Director Larry Long founded Community Celebration of Place in 1999 after 30 years of working in communities across the world as a troubadour, activist, and educator. Read more...

Its board is a national board of educators and community leaders from across the country.

Community Celebration of Place is a 501-c3 non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible.


I had the most awesome musical experience of my life—when I heard the fourth grade children at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion school sing “Your Song” honoring our Elders! One of the elders was my son John. WHAT A SONG!

Thank You, Jack Tschida

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News & Events

Sonnesyn Elementary School will host an Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song celebration honoring three community elders in their gym on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The entire American Roots Revue Five-City Legacy Summer Tour ensemble is reuniting to perform at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on September 14, 2014!

Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center will host a community celebration honoring Dr. Josie R Johnson on Friday, May 23, 2014. Students will be performing a song in honor of Dr. Josie R. Johnson entitled Listen To Each Other Now.