Washington Town Party

august, 2021

08aug12:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedWashington Town PartySpring Hill Vineyards12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Spring Hill Vineyards, 292 Bee Brook Rd, New Preston, CT 06777

Event Details

Spring Hill Arts Gathering aka SHAG welcomes you to explore and engage with public programs that connect artists with nature, nurture diverse perspectives through creative collaborations and conversations, and share abundance within the Washington, CT community.

The FREE Washington Town Party is open from 12PM – 10PM and features a tribute to Washington’s town heroes, family activities, food vendors, the SHAG Market, an old time barn dance by The Fiddling Thomsons, performances by Jim Keller, Saints & Liars, and more. In the spirit of preserving our region’s history, the Gunn Historical Museum in will be presenting Ellen Goldman, an enthusiastic weaver who enjoys sharing her love of weaving with others.

Registration is free but required. Get your tickets today!

 

Jim Keller
What would you get if John Lee Hooker quarantined with Kraftwerk? Possibly Jim Keller’s mix of industrial blues and menace. Keller is known as a member of Bay Area band Tommy Tutone, co-writing and performing the 80’s power-pop classic “867-5309” (“Jenny Jenny”). After Tommy Tutone’s success, Keller came to New York to direct Dunvagen Music, Philip Glass’s publishing company. Since 2009, Keller has released four solo albums including his latest for 2021 By No Means, and headlined residencies at legendary NYC venues Lakeside Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall, known and beloved for earnest energy and epic singalongs.

Saints & Liars
Saints & Liars is a four-piece Americana group from Southern Vermont, blending their own variants of honky tonk, folk, bluegrass, and rock n roll. They’ve become known as “Vermont’s roadhouse roots band”, having thrived in such venues throughout New England since 2012. Members include, Jed Hughes (guitars, lead vocals), Mike Farkas (guitars, vocals), Chris Rogers (bass), and Nolan Rolnick (drums). Wildly fun and refreshingly raw, Saints & Liars aim to entertain. Dance. Stomp. Sing along.

Gretchen Meyer & Charles Meyer
Gretchen Meyer and Charles Meyer are New York-based musicians. Gretchen is a vocalist and pre-school teacher, while Charles is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Drawing from influences such as Joni Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, and Norah Jones, this brother-sister pair finds rhythm across a range of perspectives. Charles has launched a solo career as Charles on TV, recently releasing three singles and currently working on an EP releasing later this summer.

SHAG Market
Enjoy a curated selection of regional doers and makers at the first-annual SHAG Market.

The Fiddling Thomsons’ Old Time Barn Dance
Join an award-winning father and son duo for a lively Old Time Barn Dance! The Fiddling Thomsons, Ryan and Brennish, are an award-winning father and son fiddling team residing in New Hampshire. Their trophies include the Twin Fiddling Award at Lowell National Park, the Northeast Regional Award at the National Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho, and a first-place band contest award at the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia. They have performed from New England to California, and internationally at venues including the Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival, and the Bath Folk Festival in England. The Fiddling Thomsons band for the 2021 Spring Hill Arts Gathering includes long-time musical friends Damaris Rohsenow on keyboard, Paul Mangion on percussion, and dance caller Don Heinold. They have performed dances throughout New England.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Spring Hill Vineyards

292 Bee Brook Rd, New Preston, CT 06777

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