“Featherstone, the island’s only year-round non-profit arts center, celebrates 13 very fruitful years of bringing art, in a myriad of forms, to island audiences and participants. With gallery shows, workshops, art camps, evenings of music and film, and fundraising events, Featherstone has been the living beating heart of the Vineyard art scene for over a decade now.”
And it’s where I found myself for yet another magical Musical Monday night. Musical Monday’s feature great musicians and harbor an enveloping community on Featherstone‘s outdoor stage every week from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for $7!
This past week was a fantastic concert. Imagine an old fashioned, small community get together. You bring your lawn chair, blanket, dinner, family and friends. We packed a picnic dinner complete with fried chicken, slaw, pasta salad, potato salad, wine, lemonade and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. The kids ran around and played some catch while we enjoyed Jemima James along with Willie Mason, her son, Kate Taylor (James’ sister) and her nephew, Jethro.
The setting is intimate and warm…and beautiful. We drove out of Featherstone just in time to witness a beautiful sunset over the tree line.
Here’s the Musical Mondays lineup for Summer 2009:
July 13 Tristan Israel, Nancy Jephcote & Paul Thurlow
folk, country, blues and original tunes
July 20 Johnny Hoy & The Blue Fish
July 27 Barking Daisy featuring Christine McLean, Ray Frazio & Chris Seidel:
eclectic mix of music from the 50’s to today
August 3 Kevin Keady
folk and Americana
August 10 Mike Benjamin Band
rootsy Americana music
Check it out!!!