Special MUSIC ON THE FARM events

Tickets now on sale


Friday, Aug 25 –  Lakou Mizik – buy tickets


Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world.


Ticket prices:

$25   adults

$10   12 and under

Special event concerts are held at Feast & Field and are rain or shine.  An event tent is available if weather is challenging.  Food and Drinks available from Fable Farm and Fermentory and Kiss the Cow.

Thursday Night Music Series 2017!

at Feast and Field Market

June 1 – The Bobs folk

June 8 – Convergence Quartet jazz

June 15 – ReBelle reggae

June 22 – Larry Allen Brown and The Acoustic Earth Orchestra folk

June 29 – Lula Wiles folk/roots 

July 6 – Pete’s Posse multi-generational roots music.

July 13 – David Rosane and the Zookeepers folky punk

July 20 – Sensible Shoes rock

July 27 – Betsayada Machado Afro-Venezuelan

Passionate and colorful at the same time, Betsayda Machado is one of the most representative singers in Venezuelan music today. Her mastery on several Afro–Caribbean rhythms and the strength of her voice have made her share the stage with the biggest stars in Venezuela, bringing traditional elements to their music. To understand where her magical voice comes from it’s necessary to travel to a little village named El Clavo, in Barlovento, known to be the most important community of African descent in Venezuela.
Within the village, Parranda El Clavo is the epicenter of it all. A band of musicians and dancers of all ages, known for igniting local parties as they take the street celebrations into the neighbors’ houses, finally bringing all the town members to the central square. Machado grew up singing and playing with them, they are her family, her homeboys, and the perfect company for her first solo tour. The parranderos have been playing together for three decades, never to leave town, but now Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo just recorded their first album and are on an international tour that will ultimately end in Africa, in a search for their roots.

This engagement of Betsayada Machado y La Parranda El Clavo is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in Partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. midatlanticarts.org

Aug 3 – Woodsmith and Hersch Americana

Country, R&B and Blues may be the backbone of the band, but make no mistake, ‘Woodsmith & Hersch’ rock out. Powered by Woodsmith’s straight-from-the-depths vocalizing and Hersch’s finger-flying fretwork (and fortified by vintage Hammond organ tones and rhythm-ready drums) this gutsy ensemble embraces its roots yet keeps its feet firmly in the here-and-now.

Blending distinctive original songs with classic tunes that pay homage to a shared musical heritage, ‘Woodsmith & Hersch’ evoke the funky drive of Little Feat, the moving vocals of Bonnie Raitt and the instrumental prowess of the  Tedeschi-Trucks Band while maintaining a firm identity of its own.

Aug10 – Billy Wylder Rock/Folk/World

From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem to the dunes of the Sahel Desert all the way to Carnegie Hall, music has been the thread and source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway from Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia joined by an inspired cast of top-notch musicians who have performed in over twenty five countries. Over the last three years, Salloway has toured the globe, performing with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar virtuoso from Niger, Africa and is now bringing new and old songs to life with the Wylder family.

Billy Wylder has toured extensively throughout the United States, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, Bombino, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), The Low Anthem, and Pete Seeger. Billy Wylder includes Rob Flax (fiddle, synthesizer, vocals), Lucy Clifford (bass), Zamar Odongo (drums, vocals), and Avi Salloway (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica). The members of Billy Wylder are all charismatic artists and educators who have taught and performed in the Middle East, China, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, North America and the Caribbean including concerts at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.


Aug 17 – Haywire Americana

Haywire, a high-energy five-piece string band formed in 2008, is known in the area for providing their own “swamp-grass” sound and a rollicking good time. They will be playing a set of well-known standards and more obscure covers from the American songbook, as well as original songs and instrumental numbers. Eric Graham (electric bass), Rudi Ruddell (guitar, harmonica, percussion), Peter O’Connor (mandolin), Andy Mueller (fiddle, mandolin), and Adam Smith (guitar) compose the backbone for lyrical improvisations, catchy hooks, tight vocal harmonies, and an infectious groove.

Special Event: Vermont Land Trust  40 years Celebration   Aug 17 5pm – 7pm

Local Artists Barbara Paulson and Malia Timmerman will lead arts activities from 5-7.  The art experiences will center around brush strokes and nature. Get in touch with your creative self aided by nature! The Vermont Land Trust Celebrates 40 years at the Feast and Field Market.  This Thursday Market is one of 40 events across the state this summer.  Come learn more about this organization instrumental role in the success of the Feast and Field Farmers.  


Aug 24 – Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why soul/funk

In the making of State of Mind, Quincy took a bold new approach to creating soul music by working with world renowned performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Michael Ghegan, who has worked with such established and iconic artists such as Justin Timberlake, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli.

Quincy states, “I set out to create a record that would in uence people to love and be loved, to smile, and to spread just a little bit of kindness each day. It takes many to move mountains, and in a world full of possibilities, we must work together as a human race to plant seeds of positivity.” Quincy and Michael released their rst single and songwriting collaboration in January 2016 titled, Helping Hand. This song landed thewinning title at The Philadelphia Songwriting Contest.

Aug 31 – Connla Celtic Traditional


Sometimes the Irish trad cosmos lines up for something special and a new group or a solo artist appears. It is instant and hits like a musical storm. Connla.

Northern Ireland to its musical core, this quintet is scoring instant international raves due to a self-titled ep they introduced a year ago. Now comes their first full album, River Waiting. The five are Emer Mallon on harp and Conor Mallon on uilleann pipes, (brother and sister). Paul Starrett plays guitar, Ciaran Carlin is the flute player for the group, with Ciara McCafferty on vocals and bodhran. Besides being thoroughly talented musicians, each shares the fact that they have a full blend of formal and traditional training in Irish music. All are teachers, with deep educational backgrounds in music. This leads to something critical. Connla knows its way around the tunes and songs (eight of the numbers on River Waiting are originals) technically and emotionally. Most Irish trad musicians cannot read music. It is passed on in the traditional way of hearing and repeating. Connla’s formal education and years in Northern Ireland sessions add a whole new dimension.

Sep 7 – Ida Mae Specker folk

Sep 14 – Goat Broke Loose zydeco

Sep 21 – JeConte and Sean Harkness soulful blues duo

Sep 28 – John LaRouche Trio jazz

October 5 – Myra Flynn soul

Oct 12 – Closing celebration Open Mic

Our Music on the Farm Sponsors:

Our July 27th special presentation of Betsayada Machado was made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Embed link into Southern Exposure http://southernexposurearts.org/

About Music on the Farm

The music programming at Feast and Field grew out of Fable Farm’s early days when artists would play for the pass-of-a-hat under the maple trees at the CSA pick-ups.  Today, a full music series curated by Chloe Powell is produced by BarnArts Center for the Arts at Feast and Field.  BarnArts has served as a fiscal sponsor during the initial carving out of the music series as a non-profit entity, and now we are pleased to be including Chloe and the Thursday Night Music Series as one of our events along with other Music on the Farm ticketed events.  The music is still primarily supported by a “passing of the sap bucket” each Thursday, and by donations from Music on the Farm sponsors.  For more info on sponsorship for this event, please contact Chloe Powell at clovermont@gmail.com.

Feast and Field is located at 1544 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT.

Music runs from 5:30- 8 pm, or whenever the band quits!

Market Hours are 4:30-7:30.  


Music on the Farm leader

Chloe Powell, Director of Music Programming

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Chloe grew up in Barnard and returned as an adult after time in Boston, Burlington and Italy. She was one of the original founders of BarnArts, but resigned from a general position in order to better focus on her mission of promoting all of Barnard’s event and establishing the Art on the Farm music series at the Feast & Field Market. She writes the weekly Barnard column for the Vermont Standard and the Herald of Randolph, and she is the director of Camp Red Clover. She is committed to a life as a musician, teacher and artist.