Sunday, April 13, 2014

Music Blossoms at Restoration Farm

They call it agri-“culture” for a reason. The modern neighborhood farm nourishes not only the body, but also the soul, and works to cultivate a sense of culture and community among its members.  

Music draws people together, and has always been present at Restoration Farm. Strains of jazz, folk, and rhythm and blues – offered by local ensembles – always accent the family-style potluck dinners held in the field. But now, we’ll be harvesting music even more frequently.
Lettuce Entertain You With Tin House Music at Restoration Farm

Tin House Music at Restoration Farm will offer live concerts at the farm all summer long. The venue is the multi-purpose tin storage shed erected by Nassau County this past winter at the entrance to the farm at 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage.  Sunday concerts start at 2:00 PM with an open mike hour, followed by the scheduled performance.  
The Tin House at Restoration Farm
It’s long been a goal of head growers Caroline Fanning and Dan Holmes to launch an arts and education program that enhances the multi-sensory experience at Restoration Farm. As one who is rarely without music playing, I’m excited about the addition of the Tin House Music series to the rhythm of the farm.  
Head Growers Dan Holmes and Caroline Fanning
The monthly concert events feature an array of home grown bands and performers:

May 4 – Miles to Dayton blends elements of folk, rock, classical and funk

June 1 – The Live Cultures plays original and traditional folk music

July 6 – The Carrie McQuade Trio performs rock, pop, soul and classics

August 3 – Long Island Bluegrass Quartet is an acoustic music group

September 7 – Kerry Kearney is a guitar slide master 

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at or email to reserve.     

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

If only I lived a little bit closer.... what a wonderful addition to life at the farm!

Barbara said...

Very clever idea, T. W. I hope you'll keep us posted with music reviews right along with Restoration Farm updates!

Velva said...

That is going to be so cool. It is a great idea. I love Restoration Farm :-)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a great addition to the Farm. If I didn't know better, I would think it was down in the mountains near me :)

Anonymous said...

What a great thing to do at the Farm,..pretty cool too!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love venues like this!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm lovin the notion of Music at the Farm, T.W. Just wonderful! Now I only need to coordinate my visit with one of those music concerts. So saving this...Thank you so much for sharing, T.W...

Catherine said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend a summer day. Blessings, Catherine