College Concerts, Workshops & Classes

Dana singing in Eastern WA




Contact me at this email address:
dana (at)


A passionate lifelong advocate for environmental and social justice causes, Dana Lyons’ concerts and lectures are a moving mix of music, comedy, and an impassioned call to action to defend the rights of our world’s peoples, creatures, and imperiled democracies.

In addition to performing concerts, Dana also is available to give workshops and lectures (always with a song or two mixed in) on a number of environmental, musical or self-empowerment topics (click links below for a partial list).  Universities often bring Dana to their campus for a daytime workshop or lecture followed by an evening concert.

Dana has worked for over 25 years in the environmental movement.

Listen to Cows With Guns

Dana is the singer/songwriter of the global indie hit “Cows With Guns.”

  • #1 for the year on Dr. Demento
  • #2 on Australian Country Charts
  • 10 months on Seattle’s Top 40
  • 6 months on Ireland’s Top 40


“One of the finest performers I’ve ever seen.”
–Dean Evenson, Co-Founder, Soundings of the Planet 

–“It’s the indie success story of the year.”
–Indie Magazine, Australia (Cows With Guns) 

“Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The Peace Movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons.”
–Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

“An out-of-control Johnny Cash.”
–The Western Front, Bellingham ,WA 

As heard on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

As seen on CNN Headline News & in Entertainment Weekly Magazine



Contact Dana at this email address:

dana (at)



Universities and Colleges Where Dana Has Performed (Alphabetized by State)

  • Stanford University, CA
  • University of California–Davis
  • University of California–Los Angeles
  • University of California–San Diego
  • University of California–Santa Cruz
  • Colorado College
  • Fort Lewis College, CO
  • University of Colorado
  • Connecticut College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wesleyan University, CT
  • Yale University, CT
  • University of Delaware
  • Georgetown University, DC
  • University of Florida–Gainesville
  • Kauai Community College, HI
  • University of Idaho
  • Lafayette University, IN
  • Purdue University, IN
  • Tulane University, LA
  • Audubon Expedition Institute, ME
  • Bates University, ME
  • College of the Atlantic, ME
  • Unity College, ME
  • University of Maine–Orono
  • Maryland Institute College of the Arts
  • University of Maryland
  • Brandies University, MA
  • Hampshire College, MA
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University, MA
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • Hamline University, MN
  • Carroll College, MT
  • Montana State University
  • University of Montana
  • Dartmouth College, NH
  • Princeton University, NJ
  • Stockton University, NJ
  • Trenton State College, NJ
  • University of New Mexico
  • Cornell University, NY
  • New York University
  • State University of New York–Albany
  • State University of New York–Stonybrook
  • State University of New York–Syracuse
  • St. Lawrence College, NY
  • Syracuse University, NY
  • Union College, NY
  • Duke University, NC
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Warren Wilson College, NC
  • Western Carolina University, NC
  • Ohio State University
  • Concordia University, OR
  • Lewis and Clark College, OR
  • Pacific University, OR
  • Portland University, OR
  • Reed College, OR
  • Umpquah Community College, OR
  • University of Oregon
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PA
  • Drexel University, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Swarthmore College, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Brown University, RI
  • University of Tennessee–Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University, TN
  • Middlebury College, VT
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
  • Central Washington University
  • Clark College, WA
  • Columbia College, WA
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Evergreen State College, WA
  • Gonzaga University, WA
  • Green River Community College, WA
  • Olympic College, WA
  • Pacific Lutheran University, WA
  • Shoreline Community College, WA
  • Seattle Central Community College, WA
  • Seattle University, WA
  • Skagit Community College, WA
  • South Seattle Community College, WA
  • South Sound Community College, WA
  • Spokane Falls Community College, WA
  • University of Puget Sound, WA
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University–Pullman
  • Washington State University–Vancouver
  • Wenatchee Valley College, WA
  • Western Washington University
  • Whatcom Community College, WA
  • Whitman College, WA