Looking ahead to 2024!
The 2023 Summer Music Series at Frugthaven Farm will featured a variety of genres from Indie Pop, Classic Rock, Country, today’s top hits and more. These family friendly concerts on the lawn adjacent to our CIDERY offered room to set up a lawn chair, enjoy a cold beverage, kick off your shoes and dance. In addition to lovely apple orchard views and great entertainment, concert nights will featured food trucks, hard ciders, beers, cocktails and more!
General Admission: $15.00
Bring your own chair or blanket; lawn seating and patio seating are first come first serve. Food & beverages will be available for purchase on site. ALCOHOL AND OURSIDE FOOD MAY NOT BE BROUGHT IN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and will result in immediate removal from the property. Rain dates will be scheduled if needed and tickets will not be refundable.
**Kids 5 and under are free.
**All ticket sales are final. Should the concert be postposed, your tickets will transfer to the new date.
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY | June 13 – Aug 23, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 pm
Austin Benzing is a West Michigan singer-songwriter and guitarist making a mess in the genre sandbox. His original releases boast a wide array of influences, resulting in Michigan made country-fied progressive rock with a silver of acid jazz that is guaranteed to excite crowds of all ages and interests. Inspired by classic country and heavy metal influences like Buck Owens, George Jones and Metallica, it quickly became his focus to make his own mark. As his musical appetite increased to artists like bluegrass’ Punch Brothers, jazz’s Julian Lage and the jam band Umphrey’s McGee, his songwriting delved into multiple projects and interests. Benzing is a member of acclaimed West Michigan band, The Turnips, and the Avocadsquad collaboration collective. He was also part of the Balsam Brothers, a popular ``aggressively happy`` progressive rock band that came out of Ferris State University and birthed two records. Benzing also plays with Michigan country band, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, various bluegrass trios, and Bluewater Kings Band.
Soon after forming in 2007, The Moxie Strings were inspired not only to perform, but also to teach. Having made the exploratory journey from classical music to a world of eclecticism and music creativity, the band has now dedicated their careers to helping young musicians make this life-changing and transformative transition. Moxie clinics focus on musical self-discovery and the importance of incorporating socially and culturally relevant genres of music in the music classroom. They have taught clinics in over 200 schools throughout the US, and also present on their research and methodologies to teachers at many music education professional development conferences. During most clinics, The Moxie Strings perform for students on electric instruments, teach music by ear, and introduce non-classical playing styles. The group has researched and created an innovative sequence of activities designed to introduce improvisation to classically trained musicians, which they employ at every clinic. The Moxie Strings deliver their message in a fun, accessible way, and stand before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds.
Current Magazine insists that “the future of music could not be in better hands.”
It all starts with frontman Max Lockwood. “I grew up listening to Tom Petty. My mom would play the Greatest Hits record while she worked out. I’d sit at the top of the stairs and listen to those songs—it was my most requested CD as a young kid.” In high school, Lockwood’s band Big Dudee Roo started covering Petty songs at their frequent shows in West Michigan. “Tom Petty was part of the great American landscape to me—a legend by the time I was musically conscious. We got a great crowd reaction with Petty tunes, and people frequently commented that I sounded a lot like him.”
Nothing has changed with time. After the passing of Tom Petty in October of 2017, Lockwood organized the band by pulling together some of his favorite musicians for a benefit concert. After a sold-out show that raised thousands for a local domestic violence shelter The Insiders decided they wouldn’t back down. “We try to honor what Mr. Petty and the Heartbreakers have done for rock and roll each night. We’re fans of the music first and foremost. These songs are woven into the fabric of the American identity.” They’ve found no shortage of demand, selling out shows everywhere they go. Local Spins’ John Sinkevics had this to say: “The Insiders set the bar at a new level for Tom Petty tributes.”
The Insiders are based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and currently tour the Midwest and beyond.
With fun choreography, multiple costume changes, spot on musical delivery, Kanin’s tribute to the genius of Taylor Swift is a must-see act.
VIP experiences are available for super fans!
What started off as a love and appreciation for Taylor Swift's lyrics, music, and relatable persona, has expanded into a night of unbelievable entertainment that keeps anyone who has seen it talking long after the last encore is played. Featuring the powerful voice of Kanin Wren, backed by a group of dynamite musicians, enjoy a 90 minute journey through Taylor Swift’s discography. Hear all your favorites from each record, from her self titled debut to the latest era, Midnights. As a joy filled powerhouse, Kanin’s undeniable gifts as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer demand the listener’s attention. Her voice captures open hearts with both a fierce intensity and a tender touch of warmth. We will have some very special guests at our Urban Beat Shows. I could not be more thrilled to have The Westrins open up the show. Please school down for more information about The Westrin Family. The girls are about the same age I was when I got started. They are blessed with a Dad that has musical talent, my parents not so much. With this type of positive enforcement and lovely platform, I can't wait to see what they do with their little side gig.
After you purchase your GA ticket, you can add-on a VIP package.