Feast & Field Music Series 2024
Ida Mae Specker

Feast and Field is located at 1525 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT.

The Details

Gates open: 5:30

Music sets: 6-7pm & 7:30-8:30pm

Food & drink available starting at 5:30

Event takes place Rain or Shine - we have a 40X60 tent for intimate, rainy nights.

Some picnic tables & seating available; your own chairs or blankets welcome!

No outside food or alcohol permitted

About Feast & Field

Feast & Field is a weekly celebration of music, food and community held in the Fable Farm Orchard in Barnard, Vermont - every Thursday - from late May thru September.  The Feast & Field Music Series is run by BarnArts and the Feast & Field farmers provide locally sourced food and drink, much of which is harvested and produced right in Barnard.

BarnArts and the Feast & Field LLC are an unusual partnership of a nonprofit and local businesses. BarnArts provides the music, but the Feast & Field Farmers (Fable Farm, Eastman Farm and Kiss the Cow) provide the land, the food & drink, and also act as our Thursday hosts in the beautiful Fable Farm Orchard. What unites us is a love of community, locally-sourced food, an exceptional music series, and the beautiful Vermont outdoors!

Our new Music Program Manager, Victoria Johnson, curates our music series to be a world-class lineup that balances genre, gender and race, and features regional and international bands, while staying true to our home-grown heart. Vermont-led bands fill 50% of our line-up.

Our vision of Feast & Field includes serving the community and making sure that everyone can attend the gathering, which is why our tickets are sliding scale $5-25 per person, free for kids 12 and under.  BarnArts and Feast & Field LLC split the gate revenue but both groups' expenses are only partly met by the gate funds.  Please consider sponsoring the Music Series or supporting BarnArts with a donation or becoming a friend of Feast & Field to further each groups sustainability and mission.

Visit the Feast & Field Collective website for more information about the the event and its history.

Also, you can pre-order your food!

Feast & Field Performers 2024

The Villalobos Brothers - May 30

The Villalobos Brothers are GRAMMY-Award-winners with a unique fusion of Mexican folk, jazz, & classical music.

They craft original compositions and arrangements that pay homage to the richness of Mexican folklore and push the boundaries of musical exploration.


Myra Flynn - June 6

Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy and telling stories via her music and journalism.

As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, "Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco & Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna & Jill Scott."


Le Winston Band - June 13

Le Winston Band is a Montreal based ensemble that blends sassy compositions and well known traditional songs from Quebec and Louisiana.

They electrify audiences and ensure a warm and festive atmosphere that is guaranteed to get you off your feet and dancing. 

Annie and the Fur Trappers - June 20

Annie and the Fur Trappers are a traditional jazz ensemble featuring vocals, trumpet, clarinet, banjo, guitar, bass, and percussion.

They play lively and danceable arrangements to keep the music of the 1930s and 20s alive today!


Ida Mae Specker - June 27

Ida Mae Specker is an old-time fiddler, folk singer, and educator who fuses original, contemporary, and traditional material to bring heartfelt new life to the chain of American folk music.

The profound joy and personal growth of children engaging with music drives Specker.


Route 5 Jive - July 4

With fiddler Jakob Breitbach and guitarists Kit Creeger & Christopher Billiau at its core, Route 5 Jive is sure to get your hips swinging and your boots scooting with their take on French gypsy jazz, big band swing, blues, boogie woogie, Western swing, Samba, and Bossa Nova.


Choirs of Aether - July 11

Consisting of Bow Thayer (multi-instrumentalist), Krishna Guthrie (multi-instrumentalist) and Steve Ferraris (Sun Ra percussionist), the band shares musical duties in a sort of sound-swap that feels more like one big instrument.

A song may start out as a folk or old time format and end up somewhere…in the Aether.


Patti Casey & Tom Mackenzie - July 18

Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie are two of central Vermont’s musical gems. Together they explore everything from French Canadian dance tunes, to Tin Pan Alley, to Old Time Country, and a healthy dose of originals.


Espiral7 - July 25

Espiral7 is an Afro-Latin band of musicians from various regions of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, based in the city of Cali.

They fuse the rhythms of the Colombian Pacific with Jazz, Rock, Funk, Salsa among others to create a sound that they call Neo-Caleño.


Bomba de Aqui - August 1

The traditions of Puerto Rican bomba explode onstage with Bomba de Aqui. Director and lead dancer Brendalíz Cepeda is the granddaughter of Dom Rafael Cepeda, the most important bomba performer of the 20th c.

Be prepared to sing, clap with the music, & try out dance moves! 


Timbermash - August 8

Timbermash formed as the two members of Mountain Dog (Mark Burds and Justin Park) were looking to produce a more complete sound with talented friends to give audiences an authentic string band experience of sweet melodic lines with powerful harmonies.

Afro-Semitic Experience - August 15

African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan combine world-beat, funk, jazz, gospel, salsa, & swing with sophisticated musicianship.

Expect a celebration of community and culture that will get the audience up and dancing.


Zikina - August 22

It doesn’t take long for Zikinia music to get you dancing, clapping along, connecting with the people around you.

East African instruments combine with guitar, bass, and drums in a way that feels both completely familiar like nothing you’ve heard before.


Pointe Noir Cajun Band - August 29

Pointe Noir finds its rhythm deeply seated in Southwest Louisiana, where many of its members have studied and learned Cajun music.

They play an uplifting combination of exciting dance music, country songs, and Cajun tunes from Lafayette and beyond.


TBA - September 5

Pluto Rising - September 12

Pluto Rising brings together an eclectic group of musicians that spin new wave with retro soul and reggae creating an irresistibly upbeat dance party.

They play mostly original songs (many detailing a space-opera love saga) with a splash of familiar covers.

Funky Flats - September 19

The Funky Flats are a high energy funk band of “flatlanders” residing in the Upper Valley.

Their sound is inspired by the scratchy guitars, bright brassy horns, and tight rhythm sections of the funk masters of the 1970s, making it impossible for audiences to stay in their seats.