Shaker Barn Music

Imagine: a Berkshire barn, overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village, filled with the soulful sounds of great music.  The crickets aren’t the only ones dancing. Come join the celebration.

Make an evening of it – Seeds is serving dinner (in the restaurant, on the terrace, or you can grab a picnic box and head to the barn). The barn bar opens an hour before the show and serves snacks, drinks, and locally crafted beer.

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SPONSORED BY Interprint, Bright Ideas Brewing, Blue Q, No Depression, and Encore Audio Event Services


Sunday, May 26 Doors open 7pm/Show 7:30pm  

The Suitcase Junket

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket is a one-man virtuoso, Matt Lorenz, whose signature sound is a mash up of mountain ballads, original rock anthems, blues manifestos, and dance-hall festivity.  It is magnificent, rousing songwriting, played out on instruments built from broken bottles, thrift store forks, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, and more.  Named to Spotify’s Best of Folk & Americana and Blues & Blues Rock playlists (he has combined streams of 1.25 million), he caught the attention of NPR (who chose his album Make Time as one of the year’s favorite sessions).  Make time for this one.

“a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues….captivating, mesmerizing, and gone…real gone.” Rochester City Newspaper

OPENER: Eliza Edens

TICKETS: ADVANCE $20/18 MEMBERS; DAY OF $25/22.50 MEMBERS

TICKETS ON SALE

Saturday, July 27 Doors open 7pm/Show 7:30pm 

The Mammals 

Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Identifying as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” or a “party band with a conscience,” The Mammals re-emerged from a hibernation period during-which the band’s founders explored new songwriting terrain. “The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” – Washington Post

OPENER: Izzy Heltai

TICKETS: ADVANCE $20/18 MEMBERS; DAY OF $25/22.50 MEMBERS

TICKETS ON SALE

Saturday, August 24 Doors open 7pm/Show 7:30pm 

Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay isn’t the type to offer an unthinking inducement to romance. A singer-songwriter drawn to the inherent tensions between surface and substance, she has earned her reputation for unruly drolleries. After all, this is someone who recorded an album in glowing tribute to the ingénue Doris Day, and later built a poignant cabaret show around the transgender jazz pianist Billy Tipton. (Other subjects of her wry inquiry have included the environmentalist Rachel Carson and the comedienne Joan Rivers.) The bottom line for McKay, it would seem, is that there’s always another level, a deeper layer.

OPENER: Corey Laitman

TICKETS ADVANCE $20/18 MEMBERS; DAY OF $25/22.50 MEMBERS

TICKETS ON SALE

Become a friend of Shaker Barn Music

you receive:

  • Preferred parking at concerts
  • Meet and greet with some of the artists
  • Two tickets to each concert
  • 15% off Seeds Market Cafe
  • 10% off Shaker Mercantile
  • 10% off additional tickets

$1,000

Become a Friend of Shaker Barn Music