2023 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
The Meeting House on the Green
53 School Street
East Fairfield, Vermont 05448
Showtime at 5 p.m. outdoors on the terrace. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a perfect summer evening on our classic New England Village Green.
ADMISSION: Still just $10 per person. Kids under 12 free.
Lite dinner fare & desserts available for sale or BYO.
BEN PATTON &
Saturday, June 10
Two exceptional singer/songwriters share the bill tonight, each taking a set to create one fabulous show!
Vermont native Ben Patton has been writing, recording and performing music since the late nineties. His idiosyncratic style, combining sixties-tinged power pop, jazzy musical theater, heartfelt folk and quirky alt-rock has attracted a loyal international fan base. Ben has written and recorded fourteen solo albums, since his first in 2004.
In a review of his latest album “Hyde’s Hill Henhouse,” Seven Days VT said:
“Reaching deep into yesteryear, the multi-instrumentalist often composes songs so steeped in tradition that you might think he cribbed them from Cole Porter.” During the pandemic, Ben began a weekly youtube series called “Ben Sings Old Songs”. He continues to put out a new interpretation of an American Songbook gem each Wednesday morning.
Over the years, Tim McKenzie has shared the stage with many of Vermont’s finest musicians in a variety of configurations. And while touring the East Coast with a regionally popular band out of Burlington years ago (Pine Island), he also shared the bill - and the stage - with many musicians of national stature. “Giants all!”, says Tim. “I, however, am about the same size I ever was …give or take 30 pounds”.
Tim dropped out of the music scene for 25+ years to promote community land trusts and consult on affordable housing around the country. He was a founding director of both the Vermont Community Loan Fund and the Burlington Community Land Trust (now operating as Champlain Housing Trust) …and was BCLT’s first executive director.
“But, I never stopped playing,” he says.
We're honored tonight to have both of these guys on our stage. Grab a piece of pie, sit back and enjoy the wonder of it all.