The Adams County Arts Council has partnered with the Adams County Historical Society to present SoulShine, a day-long, musical wellness retreat. SoulShine features award-winning singer/songwriters and inspirational speakers Karen Taylor Good and Stowe Dailey, also known as StoweGood. SoulShine is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, at the Adams County Historical Society, 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg.
This will be the second iteration of a “SoulShine.” The original SoulShine occurred in 2021 after Cynthia Salisbury invited StoweGood to present their message and music to a group in her barn. Salisbury has since decided to expand the event. “I want all of us in our community to have the opportunity to explore and develop our best selves through music,” says Salisbury, who connected the duo with the Adams County Arts Council to produce this year’s event. The Adams County Historical Society has stepped up to offer their building as the event venue. Thanks to generous sponsorship, the event is $25/person for an entire day of performances and creative workshops. The $25 admission price includes performances and workshops by StoweGood, small group activities with ACAC instructors in yoga, mindful movement, sound-healing, and/or creative writing, a catered box lunch, and a tour of the Beyond the Battle Museum. The Adams County Arts Council will also provide a limited number of need-based scholarships under the umbrella of their Healing Arts program to participants for whom the $25 is an obstacle.
SoulShine will begin with a Mindful Movement class at 8:30 a.m., followed by StoweGood performances and activities. At 11:15 a.m., participants will break into smaller groups for up to two activities plus lunch. The large group will reconvene with StoweGood at 1:30, and the day’s activities end at 4 p.m.
Karen Taylor Good is the Grammy-nominated songwriter of How Can I Help You Say Goodbye and other radio hits by Patty Loveless, Al Jarreau, Melissa Manchester, and many others. She has recorded albums and movie soundtracks with Willie Nelson, Al Green, and Dolly Parton. Her songs have been used for organizations including ChildHelp USA and the National Hospice Foundation. She is also the author of On Angel’s Wings.
Stowe Dailey is a singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and recent cancer survivor. She co-wrote the hit song, Long Time Comin’, for the group Shenandoah. Her album, Angel Chants, was the soundtrack of Angel Stories, which was featured on The Learning Channel. She has co-authored five books, including Flying High, which was featured at the “I Can Do It!” conference in Toronto.
StoweGood is based in Nashville, Tennessee. They have been TEDx presenters, musical keynote speakers and workshop and concert presenters across the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K.
SoulShine is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adams County Historical Society’s Beyond the Battle Museum. Advanced registration is required. Cost is $25 per person. To register for SoulShine or for more information, visit adamsarts.org/soul-shine or call (717) 334-5006.
Photo: Karen Taylor-Good and Stowe Daily are StoweGood. The musical duo will perform at the Beyond the Battle Museum on November 11.