Ani DiFranco Cancels June Retreat at Plantation

Ani DiFranco Cancels June Retreat at Plantationfrom Activist singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has canceled plans for a retreat at a former plantation near Baton Rouge after heated online protests about the venue. Three days and four nights of songwriting and performance workshops had been scheduled in late June at Nottoway Plantation and Resort in White Castle, about 20 miles out of Baton Rouge in Iberville Parish. In a 1,300-word statement on her website,, the New Orleans-based folk-rock musician said she had not known the precise location when she first agreed to the plans… Musician Todd Rundgren’s Toddstock II, similar to DiFranco’s canceled retreat, was held at Nottoway in June without protests, The Advocate reported.

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