“Breaking Silence” – A Weekend Celebration and Event

Janis Ian - "Breaking Silence" - A Weekend Celebration and Event

In honor of The Janis Ian Archives opening in 2024, Berea College and Janis are putting on a weekend-long event (October 17-20, 2024) that mirrors the archive tour experience; bringing in musical artists and famous friends to create a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Janis Ian - "Breaking Silence" - A Weekend Celebration and Event
Janis Ian - "Breaking Silence" - A Weekend Celebration and Event
Janis Ian - "Breaking Silence" - A Weekend Celebration and Event

The Janis Ian Archives

The Janis Ian Archives are a unique resource for music history research, offering unfettered access to Ian’s life, publishing, and recording. Beginning with her grandparents’ immigration papers, circa 1916, the Archives will follow the journey of Ian’s 1937 Martin D-18 guitar, chronicle the HUAC years with insights into her parents’ FBI files (and what FBI surveillance cost Ian’s family over the decades), and then travel through the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements. Visitors to the Archives can view Janis Ian’s correspondence with other musical artists, famous friends, and collaborators.

For more details on the Breaking Silence Celebration, please email: breakingsilence@berea.edu.

Boone Tavern Hotel Discount
Boone Tavern Hotel has offered us a discounted rate for Breaking Silence guests who call in or book online using the Group ID Code 259660. The phone number is (859) 985-3700, or they may make reservations online.