2017- The Announcement

We are proud to share that we are continuing the 23-year tradition of the Aten Place Concert Series as The Series at Lavender Hill Farm! Live music concerts will take place in our barn rain or shine starring some of the best talent from across the United States.

1995- The Beginning

Bill and Maxine Aten had no idea what they were getting themselves into in August of 1995 as friends arrived to their barn for a house concert and potluck dinner. Seated on bales of hay and lawn seats, guests enjoyed the first ever Aten Place performance by Josh White, Jr.

The party was a success! A second show was held in ’95, three in ’96 along with the additions of folding chairs, a portable stage and more friends. In 1997, theater seats were acquired for guests from the Antrim County Courthouse, the Raven Hill Science Center, church pews and a few restaurant booth seats from Boyne Mountain increased the Aten Barn seating capacity to 175 guests. With 8 concerts on the books by 1998, the ‘House Concert Party’ had transformed into much more. Later additions included sound, stage and lighting equipment, a food booth called the ‘pig trough’, a picnic pavilion and a fire pit.  – atenplace.com