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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 &
TIM McKENZIE

Saturday, June 10 

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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. 

The MEETING HOUSE
ON THE GREEN ~ E. Fairfield, Vermont

Strengthening community through historic preservation & the arts.

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