Thursday Night Music Series 2018!

at Feast and Field Market

Thursdays May 31st – October 18th, 5:30-8 PM.

For Donation. 1544 Royalton Turnpike.

May 31 – Justin and Chloe and friends VT roots  (*Soft Opening night)

Justin Park and Chloe Powell have been playing together for 9 years. When Justin first came to Barnard in 2009 as Fable Farm’s first intern, he pulled Chloe out of her musical shell, and encouraged her to pick the cello back up, and then the violin. Now Justin is the vegetable farmer in the Feast and Field Collective, but before the season really gets going, he’ll be freed up to perform.  The two will be joined by musical friends for a special evening and launch of the after-hours campfire sessions.

June 7 – Spencer Lewis and Friends folk

Spencer Lewis performs at Feast and Field
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Spencer Lewis has played for Fable Farm from their humble CSA pick-up beginning’s at their original location in Barnard town adding his ’60’s folk vibe to the original gatherings. As Fable Farm celebrates 10 years all year, Feast and Field Celebrates 5 years, this concert also marks Lewis’ 30th Anniversary of his record label Quartz Recordings, and first album release in 1988 Weeding the Garden, when Lewis lived in Barnard.

A host of friends and colleagues will help to showcase the variety of his many musical incarnations from folk, old-time, and bluegrass to folk that rocks. Starting with a signature sound that combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin, he live-loops his guitar and violin to mirror or eclipse the music from his best-selling instrumental ‘music that paints the rural landscape’ 25 CD catalog. His deep roots as a folksinger-songwriter feature his own ballads and anthems that range from the confessional to the spiritual.

June 14 – Barika afro-beat

Barika is a 6 piece funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African flavored band from Burlington, Vermont. The group is led by Craig Myers who, in addition to leading Barika on the N’Goni, is also a current member of Mike Gordon’s band, and was one of the original founding members of Rubblebucket. He has performed alongside many artists and bands including Midnight, Toubab Krewe, Djeneba Seck, and John Brown’s Body.

Band Members: Craig Myers (N’goni), Caleb Bronz (Drums), Giovanni “Johnny” Rovetto (Bass), Colin Lenox (Guitar), Christopher Hawthorn (Trumpet, Synth), Matt Davidé (Sax)

June 21 – Atlas Key folk/dance/electronica

Atlas Key, formed in 2017, unlocks the new world of international folk and dance finding common ground and resonant tones in both live Electronica and Folk Music from around the world. As Patrick Ross’s latest project, the band defines itself in the space between genres and methods. Live looping and sequencing meets ancient melodies and motifs reinvented for the dancer in everyone. Percussionist Ben Salomon layers the rhythm, Aaron Johnson drives the groove along, swaying the audience with hypnotic bass lines and Patrick Ross focuses the sound with pointed melodies and harmonies from his guitar, fiddle, keyboard and voice.

June 28 – Dana and Susan Robinson folk/roots

From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson combine hot fiddle tunes and banjo grooves, with vivid songwriting with elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.

“Exquisite music – physical and spiritual, contemporary and ancient, up to its eyeballs in mud and transcendence. Musicians like Dana and Susan Robinson don’t grow on trees!”  — Music Upstream

“Many songwriters have been heralded as modern day Woody Guthries or keepers of the American rural spirit, but that mantle might be better entrusted to musicians like Dana Robinson who embody both the heart and soul of folk music.”  Dirty Linen

July 5 – Mokoomba Zimbabwean afro-beat

July 12 – Danza-del-Fuego Romani inspired world music

July 19 – Fu’chunk funk

July 26 – Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes acoustic Americana

August 2 – Rebecca Levi and friends folk of the Americas

August 9 – Afro-Yaqui Music Collective jazz fusion

August 16 – Patti Casey & the Wicked Fine Players folk

August 23 – Break Maids folk/rock

August 30 – Night Tree new acoustic

September 6 – Oliver The Crow folk

September 13 – The Party Crashers dance/rock

September 20 – Chaque Fois Cajun

September 27 – Jeremiah McLane, Owen Marshall and Corey DiMaurio Celtic trad

October 4 – Lula Wiles folk/roots

October 11 – Kafari & Jake Hoffman old-time country and blues

October 18 – Open Mic/Closing Celebration


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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

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

Chloe photo

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.