Farm Star Living

It's festival season and live concerts are not only coming to a city near you, but to a nearby farm! That's right! What better way to enjoy a summer evening than by listening to great live music under the stars and away from the lights?!

This month, we thought our Farm Fun feature should entail music, so we've found seven farms offering concert series for the summer, and we hope that one is nearby and convenient to you! If you do go, I hope you'll let us know about it. You're welcome to post your pictures on our Facebook page, or Instagram and/or tweet them to us @farmstarliving!

Also, if your favorite farm is hosting a concert, let us know! Email us: [email protected], and we'll spread the word!

The Farm

Selma, NC

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The Farm is a brand new event venue located on a family farm right outside Selma, NC, in Johnston County, which is convenient to Raleigh, Smithfield, Benson, Goldsboro and Wilson. Their rural, scenic concert space features a brand new stage and outdoor concert area that is perfect for enjoying live music. Their acoustics are great, and their location, surrounded by fields and farmland, provides a charming atmosphere.

They have several shows throughout the summer from beach music, to country, and everything in between. Every show they host will feature a variety of food and drink vendors, and some concerts will have a non-profit group on-site selling alcohol, while others may be BYOB.

Calendar Highlights:

August 1st - Food Truck Festival at The Farm

September 12th - 4th Annual Farm Fest

Foxhollow Farm

Crestwood, KY

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Head over to Foxhollow on the second Friday of each month for their Sunset Concert Series. This family-friendly event features lively music by regional bands and farm fresh food from local vendors. It’s a down-home evening where you can be surrounded by farmland and woodlands in the company of family and friends. The event is family friendly and fun for all ages.

All events are rain or shine. Bring blankets, chairs, friends, family and even pets (on leash). Ticket includes admission and parking. Food, beverages and sweet treats available to purchase.

Calendar Highlights:

June 12th - Junk Yard Dogs (Soul/Funk)

July 10th - A Lion Named Roar with Howell Dawdy (Pop Americana)

August 14th - Small Time Napoleon with Nellie Pearl (Swing/Jazz/Folk)

Snow Farm Vineyard

South Hero, VT

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Snow Farm Vineyard's live summer concert music series presents a variety of music to satisfy all tastes – from classical to jazz to swing to bluegrass to classic rock. All concerts are free and tickets are not required. Concerts are held every Thursday evening from June to September, weather permitting. Picnicking begins at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Wine and beer are available for purchase. Alcohol purchased off-site may not be brought on-site. (Buying their products keeps the series going… they depend on the revenue and co-sponsorships in order to present the music series).

Food is available onsite from Pizza Papillo with crafted flat bread pizzas on concert nights. Rookies Root Beer is available for purchase as well as Homemade Island Ice Cream.

This concert series has been named one of “8 summer hot spots” by Vermont Life Magazine and one of five “must-do” summer events in Vermont by RDF TV Magazine!

Calendar Highlights:

June 18th – House on Fire

July 23rd – Blues for Breakfast

August 27th – Starline Rhythm Boys

Blackberry Farm

Walland, TN

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Emmylou Harris’ annual trip to Blackberry Farm is a highlight of the year! Guests make an annual pilgrimage of their own just for this special weekend of music. The award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller promises to bring her signature mix of folk, country and rock to the stage as she shares her favorite songs. It’s a night too good to be missed—made only better by the impressive lineup of artists Emmylou brings with her. Every year, Emmylou’s entourage is a surprise, but a highly anticipated one. Years past have included artists like Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Shawn Colvin and Robert Plant, for starters.

Make your reservations for this exclusive, star-studded event today!

Calendar Highlights:

August 21-23rd - Emmylou and Friends

Chukkar Farm

Alpharetta, GA

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Less than an hour north of Atlanta, Chukkar Farm has more than 100 acres of pastures, woods, river crossing and a 26-acre lake.

Atlanta Plays it Forward hosts a musical series each month at Chukkar Farm. The entertainment will change with each concert and bring a great variety of entertainment to the Chukkar Farm Pavilion. The concerts are held on the third Friday of each month from April thru October. All concerts are “Chastain-style” (a popular ampitheater in Atlanta), so bring your own picnic basket and beverages and come prepared to have a wonderful evening under the stars!

Calendar Highlights:

June 19, 2015 – The Reflections (Big Band)

August 21, 2015 – Pieces of Eight (Shag Dance Party)

October 16, 2015 – Atlanta Dance Party “Before the Music Died” (Top 40 Hits)

Summerseat Farm

Mechanicsville, MD

This year’s summer concert at Summerseat Farm will feature two of their local bands, Franklin Square and the David Norris Band on July 18, 2015. Franklin Square is well known in the area for great music and for supporting local charitable events. The David Norris Band consists of some of the best local stars in the region coming together with David to support this beloved farm.

The gates will open at 2pm and the concert will run from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with two sets from each band! The tickets will be available at the gate for $25 and parking is free. Local vendors will be selling food and drinks, and no coolers please!

Calendar Highlights

July 18, 2015 – Franklin Square & the David Norris Band

Eckert's

Belleville, IL

Let Eckert’s entertain you on the weekends with toe tappin’, FREE music concerts. From spring through fall—from Memorial Day to Labor Day—concerts take place at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on the patio off the Country Store. They are hosting their fourth annual Summer Concert Fest, and will be featuring 16 weekends of live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

The live music will take place in the plaza area, outside the Belleville Country Store, from 7 to 9 pm. This free event is perfect for all ages. They will have kid’s activities, and food, custard, soft drinks, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Food or drinks must be purchased from Eckert’s for this event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a beautiful evening with family and friends. If it rains, the concert will be cancelled. Bummer!

Calendar Highlights

June 5, 2015 - Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers (Blues/Swing/Jazz)

July 10,2015 – Lucky Old Sons (Piano/Sax Rock/Country)

August 1, 2015 - Kevin Mitchell 4 (Martini Music with a Twist)




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