Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Garden Party Features Hoe

Is it wrong that I’m still giggling over the following Advocate headline: “Hoe opens Bartlett Arboretum series?”

At least Alex Trebek's got my back on this one.

Luckily, some other lesser part of me is a slightly more mature adult pleased to tell you that Bartlett is hosting a number of summer music events. Sunday mornings from 10-11am, the gardens feature classical soloists (free with garden admission for non-members, free for members), and Sunday evenings from 5-7pm, they’ve got some more lively fare ranging from bluegrass to jazz ($10 for non-members, $5 for members). The lineup (taken from Bartlett’s website) is below:

July 5 HOE
Connecticut based bluegrass and old time string band traditions with modern pop ideas.

July 12 Charlotte Kendrick
A refreshingly understated voice, she sings in the tradition of folk singers.

July 19 Big Apple'achia
Traditional five-piece acoustic bluegrass band based in New York City.

July 26 Citigrass
Specializes in mixing bluegrass,rock,folk,Celtic and world music to create their own style of "Urban Bluegrass."

August 2 The Away Team
An eclectic mix of rock, jazz, fusion, rhythm & blues, rockabilly and country played by veteran musicians

August 9 Richard "Cookie" Thomas
A versatile voice especially suited to well-known classic standards. Richard draws his inspiration from the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman.

August 16 Orrin Star & the Sultans of String
Orrin Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor.

(photo from K. W. Sanders, flickr.com)


urbansheepgirl said...

I am loving the post - any maybe I will check out the event as well.

patty said...

As a ho with close ties to the Bartlett, I'd like to thank you for this post.

Go check it out, peeps. The Bartlett rocks.