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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.

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Give to the Max Day 2015: Give to the Max Day 2015


My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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News & Events

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.

Popular "Prairie Home Companion" Guitarist and Songwriter Pat Donohue and Gospel Singer Tonia Hughes Join Larry Long and Robert Robinson at The Dakota For Two Shows November 20

In celebration of Give to the Max Day 2015, Larry Long will be performing songs written in honor of elders with community members. Larry’s performance will capture the many cultures of Minnesota. All proceeds from his performance will go to Community Celebration of Place.