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.
- Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Guests are welcome to picnic before the show.
- Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
THE 2018 SERIES LINEUP
June 23: The Lincoln County Process
July 7 & 8: The Accidentals*
July 28: Funky Butt Brass Band
August 4 & 5: The Alley Cats*
August 19: Mama Caught Fire*
August 25: Steel City Rovers
September 1: The Way Down Wanderers
For Parking Instructions click HERE
*Sunday Shows are a part of the Encore Performances and are NOT included in Season Pass admission.
Cost: $162 each
Includes admission to all six Saturday shows, with assigned seating
CLICK HERE to purchase season passes.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admission Tickets
Cost: $22.50 each
Seating is first-come first-served
Available starting April 9, 2018 at NOON.
- Print your receipt and bring it with you to will-call.
ALL SALES FINAL
Meet the Band
The Lincoln County Process
“The Lincoln County Process, featuring Jen Sygit, Sam Corbin, Geoff Lewis, and Joe VanAcker, is a Roots/Blues band based out of Lansing, MI. After years of touring as an acoustic duo, Jen and Sam expanded their collaboration, eventually forming the electric band they are today. With soulful vocals and rich harmonies, the group brings a new sound to their wide selection of original music.” The Lincoln County Process
The Accidentals (SOLD OUT)
“Described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as “genre-melding indie-folk,” The Accidentals (Sav Buist and Katie Larson) exhibit “a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands.”
“Displaying a genre-hopping range of influence and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.” – SXSW: 7 Breakout Acts – Billboard Magazine
“Musically, their songs sift together folk, bluegrass, alt-rock, and even classical music.” 10 Artists to Watch in 2017 -Yahoo Music
“Already known for their high-energy live show and willingness to connect with fans through personal tunes, and an intriguing back story, The Accidentals are going places.” The Accidentals Have Arrived: The Tireless Trio Behind the Wheel of Good Fortune, Huffington Post
“Spanning SXSW showcases, sold-out shows at renowned theaters, and performances with the likes of respected veterans of the biz like Andrew Bird, the Wailers, and even Joan Baez, there’s no doubting that the precocious Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause are scaling great heights as they continue to quickly charm audiences throughout the States.” 20 Questions: The Accidentals – PopMatters
Funky Butt Brass Band
“The Funky Butt Brass Band was created in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. Made up of members of Gumbohead, The Feed, Musica Slesa, Bob Kuban’s Everyday People and other St. Louis musical groups, the FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. Don’t be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead ’70s funk. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet marching and kick any party into overdrive.” Funky Butt Brass Band
The Alley Cats
“The Alley Cats are America’s Doo-Wop group, serving up a perfect blend of 1950’s & 60’s hits and hilarious comedy. With their tight, four-part harmony and delightful antics, these musical comics have been Jay Leno’s opening act for the past seven years. Additionally, they have opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers and have appeared on numerous television shows for NBC, CBS, and PBS. The Alley Cats have performed in concert all over the world alongside iconic groups such as The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Beach Boys. Most notably, they were featured with Jay Black as The Americans on the television special Pop, Rock and Doo-Wop. Proudly, The Alley Cats have had the special honor of entertaining US military troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have had the great privilege of being invited by The President of The United States to perform at The White House.” –thealleycats.com
Mama Caught Fire
“Minneapolis-based trio Mama Caught Fire is known for its intricate harmonies, emotional storytelling, and raw vocal power. At the center of the group’s sound is three-part vocal harmony, often accompanied by guitar, ukulele, or piano. Mama Caught Fire is frequently compared to bands like The Wailin’ Jennys, The Staves, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Band members Abigail Tuominen, Molly Sowash, and Julia Hobart each write for the group, grappling with themes such as grief, fear for the environment, and fierce love for community. Mama Caught Fire’s debut album, Listen As She Speaks, will be released in June 2018.”
ELIZA THORP is going to Open for MAMA CAUGHT FIRE
Eliza Thorp is an up-and-coming Singer/Songwriter to the Northern Michigan area. In her youth she grew up listening and dancing in the kitchen with her Mom to the likes of Carol King, Diana Krall and lots of Simon and Garfunkel. She credits her Grandmother, Peg, for instilling a deep love for the piano. She weaves stories of home, the heart and places she’s been. Eliza often finds inspiration for her songs in her daily adventures outside with her dog, Mia. You can sometimes hear the sound of her favorite trails woven within her songs if you listen closely.
The Steel City Rovers
“The Steel City Rovers are Celtibilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. Sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements. Expressive and clever lyrical compositions. In their ambitious first few years, these Canadians have risen to appear internationally on coveted stages, to be nominated for numerous music awards and to have their original works top the traditional radio charts. The Rovers are warm and engaging performers who are simply electric to witness in person. Ryan is a powerful baritone and is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel for that inimitable familial vocal blend. The rest of the band often harmonizes as well, creating a classic Celtic feel. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish smallpipes. Dave on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave on percussion plays a dynamic setup of own invention. This act is always fresh, familiar and fun.” -steelcityrovers.com
The Way Down Wanderers
“Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” – free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available wherever music is sold.” Thewaydownwanderers.com