Come and join us for our 2021 Summer Concert Series

We are excited to host our second outdoor summer concert series on our beautiful farm. 

This year we have an exciting line up and are looking forward to safely gathering together to enjoy some tunes! Bring a blanket and relax into the summer evening with friends and family. We are delighted to be featuring our own Sweet Land Cellars rosé and cider as well as local beers. We will also be serving a tasty dinner option for sale. Looking forward to sharing the evening with you!

*kiddos under 10 come for free 

*rain dates will be arranged if needed   

COVID-19 protocols: Be considerate! Wear mask when in food/drink line

*No outside beverages please

Previous events

Bruce Molsky

Sweet Land Farm, 9732 State Route 96, Trumansburg

Just Announced!! If you are a season ticket holder, this is an extra show to say "thank you" for you support. There will be a donation jar by the ticket table if you feel extra generous, it will all go to Bruce.

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. He’s also the classic “musician’s musician” – a man who’s received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators like Linda Ronstadt, Mark Knopfler, Celtic giants Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, jazzer Bill Frisell and dobro master Jerry Douglas, a true country gentleman by way of the Big Apple aptly dubbed “the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddlers” by virtuoso violinist and sometimes bandmate Darol Anger.

Molsky digs deep to transport audiences to another time and place, with his authentic feel for and the unearthing of almost-forgotten rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook. His foils are not only his well-regarded fiddle work, but banjo, guitar and his distinctly resonant vocals. From tiny folk taverns in the British Isles to huge festival stages to his ongoing workshops at the renowned Berklee College of Music, Molsky seduces audiences with a combination of rhythmic and melodic virtuosity and relaxed conversational wit – a uniquely humanistic, downhome approach that can make Carnegie Hall feel like a front porch or parlor jam session.

Vivian and Riley

Sweet Land Farm

Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno play old-soul roots music, fluidly melding a backbone of Appalachian traditional music with fresh iconic melodies and the tightly wound vocal harmonies of indie folk. Both Leva and Calcagno, now just out of college, grew up steeped in old-time music, Leva in Lexington, Virginia and Calcagno in Seattle, Washington. After meeting in 2016 they soon collaborated on Leva’s debut record Time is Everything which Rolling Stone wrote “shone a light on the past without giving up its place in the present.” In support of the record, they embarked on an extensive tour that stretched to the most northern reaches of Canada and overseas to Europe. Over the course of these varied and occasionally lonesome shows and travels, the pair developed their collaboration into a distinct sound that led to the imagination and writing of their new eponymous record Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, out now on Free Dirt Records.
http://vivandriley.com/

Taylor Ashton

Sweet Land Farm, 9732 Route 96, Trumansburg

We are very excited to have amazing singer and song writer Taylor Ashton come play for us! Doors will be at 6pm and we will start at 6:30pm in an effort to finish the last few notes of the show before it gets too dark. It will be a sweet evening of music with Ashton accompanied by the talented Sean Trishka. We are so excited for this show! We saw Taylor open for Rachael and Vilray at the Hanger Theatre 3 years ago and he blew us away. Looking forward to seeing you here!

Taylor’s career began in Vancouver as frontman and songwriter for Fish & Bird. The Vancouver Folk Fest called them “Canada’s most unique folk-rock ensemble”, with reviewers taking note of Taylor’s “off-kilter lyrical excursions” (The Georgia Straight) and his “rich, compelling voice” (Exclaim!). From 2006 to 2014 they recorded 4 albums and exhaustively made the rounds of the festival and touring circuit of Canada, the U.S., and the UK.

The 12 new songs on Taylor’s solo debut chronicle leaving a relationship, a band, and Canada. He moved from Toronto to New York City, ready to take a break from the heavy touring schedule of Fish & Bird and to find himself in a new setting. He survived by singing and playing clawhammer banjo in the subway, turning heads with covers that leaned more Motown than hoedown. Over the years he also made a living as an illustrator, an audio book narrator, an occasional sideman for British country soul singer Yola, a songwriting teacher, and was even hired by the New York Times to write a song about the debt-ridden subway system. Fueled by $1 pizza slices and the intoxicating creative energy of his new home town, he wrote over 400 songs. “A lot of them were pretty dumb,” he said. “But some that I thought were dumb turned out to be good.” (See track eight on the album, “Everybody Used To Be A Baby”).

https://www.taylorashton.com/ https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2020/03/taylor-ashton-the-romantic/

Jeb and Tara with Buffalo Zydeco

Sweet Land Farm

These musicians draw on a lot of influences, from country and rock ‘n’ roll, to bluegrass and old-time fiddle, as well as Cajun and Zydeco. In many ways, they were Americana before the term was ever coined. The common thread? Songs of the human spirit. The second set with be Zydeco music, so bring your dance shoes!!

Richie and Rosie and Drank the Gold Brunch

Sweet Land Farm

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton play a combination of fiddle tunes and new songs. The international touring duo draw from old time, Appalachian folk, blues, African, cajun, and country music, creating new sounds and intriguing vocal harmonies. Richie is also known for playing with the Horse Flies, and Natalie Merchant, and Rosie performs with The Duhks and Preston Frank, Rose and the Bros and Home Remedy. Together they have three recordings, Tractor Beam, Red Dog Run and their most recent project, Nowhere in Time. https://richieandrosie.com/

Oona Grady and James Gascoyne play and sing North Atlantic dance tunes and folk songs. Both steeped in music from an early age, they have been performing together since 2015. Their album, Sipped The Silver, simultaneously features Oona's deep Irish fiddle roots; James' compositional talents; and their shared passion for digging deep into traditional music and finding something new to say. https://www.drankthegold.com/

Rose and the Bros

Sweet Land Farm

Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble rooted in the older Zydeco tradition, inspired by the Frank family, with the addition of crooning vocal harmonies and country music influence. The band has a distinctive rhythmic presence which is based in the Louisiana sound, with additional Reggae and melodic drum tones. The band's goal has been to stay true to their own musical voices, while having a strong obligation to the Zydeco dancer in their tempos and musical feel.

www.roseandthebros.com

The Mammals- Postponed! Please look out for date change

Sweet Land Farm

The band’s core and founders Mike Merenda & Ruth Ungar write songs to heal hearts and rouse minds. They have recorded and performed together for two decades, as the duo Mike + Ruthy and with The Mammals. They make their home in the lush Hudson River Valley of New York where they and friends host a thriving community folk festival called The Hoot. The ensemble, whether quintet or sextet (double drums), will effortlessly span the horizons of Americana, from soulfully harmonized indie-folk ballads to revved up fiddle and banjo-driven foot stompers. Dynamic range is a hallmark of any concert by The Mammals and after a forced pause this year’s shows are sure to bring extra zeal.

http://www.themammals.love/

Rose and the Bros

Sweet Land Farm

Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble rooted in the older Cajun/ Zydeco tradition, with the addition of crooning vocal harmonies and country music influence. It has a distinctive rhythmic presence which is based in the Louisiana sound and inspired by the Frank family, with additional Reggae and melodic drum tones. The band's goal has been to stay true to their own musical voices, writing their own music as well as playing the classic dance tunes, while having a strong obligation to the dancer in their tempos and musical feel. Rosie Newton on accordion, fiddle and vocals, Paul Martin on vocals and guitar, Steve Selin on fiddle, Greg Evans on drums, Angelo Peters on bass and Sally Freund on scrub board and triangle. https://www.roseandthebros.com/home

Murphy Beds

Sweet Land Farm

Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (aka The Murphy Beds) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, with performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Alaska Folk Festival (Juneau), Doolin Folk Festival (Ireland), and Unamplifire Festival (London) among many others.

Eamon and Jefferson began playing together at traditional music sessions in New York City. They shared an interest in collecting, arranging, and performing songs from Irish, American, Scottish, and English traditions. As they began to collaborate – first in larger ensembles, but most enduringly as a duo – they also recognized an affinity for other more contemporary idioms. Whatever the source – songs of the Irish travelers, Arkansas spirituals, or their own compositions – their arrangements feature the same carefully wrought interplay of voices and strings. In reference to a pair of their original songs, The New Yorker wrote, “with crispy guitar licks and geographic lyrics about a wandering worker… it reminds me of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River song series,” and “I want to describe it as an Ian Tyson-esque ballad about a man stranded on an island and then lost at sea, but it feels more like a chain of imagistic verses that take you through a dreamscape.” https://www.murphybedsmusic.com/

All Seasons Ticket

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Sweet Land Farm

Full season pass! We have had one show already, but you are welcome to buy tickets for the rest of the season- it is still a deal. Shows include : Murphy beds- June 5th, Rose and the Bros- June 26th , The Mammals- July 17th, Rose and the Bros- July 31st, Richie and Rosie brunch with Drank the Gold-Aug. 8th, Tara, Jeb and friends August 22nd, Vivian and Riley- Sept. 18th. See below for details. "All season pass" offer will only be available until June 15th.

Soiree Louisiane!

Sweet Land Farm

Join us for a festive evening of cajun dance and smoked meats! Music by cajun all stars: Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Jourdan Thibodaux, Chas Justus, Jo Vidrine, and Jesse Lege. Ticket includes a dinner with meats smoked here at Sweet Land Farm by Jo Vidrine.

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Big Sky Music Studio

Music recording studio and host of outdoor summer concert series

Trumansburg, NY