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Summer Kick Off Concert

June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$5 - $10

6-9pm | Gate House Lawn | 6pm The Bashful Youngens | 7:30pm Birds of Chicago
$5/person or $10/family
Food + drinks available for purchase.

The Summer Kick Off will feature drink options from Revolution Brewing.
Food menu: pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and Dave’s Dogs food truck will be here.

About the bands: “Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion – radical in these times – that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band’s poignant new Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live…”

The Bashful Youngens are an Americana duo out of Champaign, Illinois featuring Carrie Chandler-Harrison (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Aaron Short (harmonica, guitar, vocals). Their style blends traditional folk, alternative country, and roots while incorporating their own unique musicality for an eclectic mix. Their love of writing music together is clearly seen and heard in their live performances and studio recordings. Each shines on their own, and together their voices blend in seemingly effortless harmonies. Their genuine, charming style, well-crafted songs, powerful rhythms and harmonies provide a sound that reaches a broad base of fans.”

For more information on the 2017 Concert Series, click here.

Concerts may be cancelled or postponed due to weather. View the cancellation policy here.


June 2, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5 - $10