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. (Tim, however, appears to be about the same size as he 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.