Please join us for an afternoon of songs and stories dedicated to remembering and celebrating Steve Nelson -- his life, his music and his love of the world and everything (or most things) in it.

We will gather on Saturday, June 15, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Eastworks, the building in Easthampton, Mass., where Steve spent the last 15 years of his life surrounded by a remarkable and loving community of friends, fellow artists and craftspeople. The celebration will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

For those who would like to speak -- to offer reflections, tell stories, read poems, or anything else -- we welcome your contributions, whether planned or spontaneous.

For those who would like to perform, we ask that you choose a song or two of Steve's to play. We will provide a keyboard or piano and a selection of guitars, with light amplification. You're welcome to bring your own instruments too.

And for those who wish to join but not stand up in front of a group, we welcome you too. As Steve always said, some people have a way with words, others ... not have way.

The Eastworks address is 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. We will provide more details about parking and other logistics in the coming weeks. 

We have reserved blocks of rooms at a number of hotels in the region:

Comfort Inn and Suites (106 Capital Dr, West Springfield, MA 01089 | 413-736-5000)
Rates:  King $149 | Queen $158 (plus tax)
Book by:  May 24, 2024 
To book, call and reference “ Steve Nelson Memorial Room Block.”

Hampton Inn West Springfield (1011 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA 01089 | 413-732-1300)
Rate: $135 (plus tax)
Book by:  May 15, 2024
Click here to book.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Holyoke-Springfield/North (375 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040 |  413-532-3100)
Rate: $199 (plus tax)
Book by:  April 30, 2024
To book, call and reference “Steve Nelson Memorial Room Block.”

Marriott Springfield Downtown (2 Boland Way, Springfield, MA 01115 | 413-781-7111)
Rate: $219 (plus tax)
Book by: May 14, 2024 
Click here to book.


We look forward to seeing you and sharing memories of Steve's life.

With love,

The Nelson Family - 
Ruth & Lynda
Mark & Margaret
David & Carolyn
Jesse, Marya, Molly & Jake

Come on in and have a look-see, and hear some songs from along the way.