A New Season of Music in the Meadow

Tickets are now on sale for Lachat’s Music in the Meadow series, a set of four outdoor concerts at the farm this spring and summer.

Shows in the series (which tend to sell out quickly) run on Saturday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00, starting on June 15, then July 13, August 17, and the finale on September 14. Food trucks are on hand and the Barn Bar will be open. With the processing fee, tickets are $33.32. Children under 12 get in for free.

YouTube previews of the acts on the bill are at the end of this story.

June 15: Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure

It all starts in June with “windows-down, roadtrip rock and roll” by Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure.

Critics hailed “Daybreaker,” the band’s debut album last year, for “brilliant vocals, a rocking band, and polished songwriting.”

Bandleader, songwriter and vocalist Clare Maloney started as an opera singer, but before long became a session and touring vocalist on stage with members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, the Allman Brothers Band, Hall & Oates, and the E Street Band.

A 2023 tour with her new band, The Great Adventure, consisted of more than 60 shows in the Northeast and Midwest and included performances supporting Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and others.

Tickets for Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure are available here.

July 13: Drew Angus with Jake Swamp & The Pine

Connecticut’s own singer-songwriter Drew Angus takes the stage in the meadow in July with soul-stirring vocals and craftsmanship that have earned him a devoted following.

He describes his sound as the intersection of Americana and rock and roll with a little bit of funk and retro soul, all inspired by the music of his youth (the classic rock of Tom Petty, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones) and top artists today (Ben Rector, The Lone Bellow, and John Mayer).

Mr. Angus has shared the stage with Stevie Nicks, Noah Kahan, Zach Bryan, Harry Styles, Nile Rogers, Pat Benatar, Heart’s Ann Wilson, and Andrea Bocelli.

In the meadow, he will be supported by Jake Swamp & The Pine, a New England favorite, playing a repertoire ranging from acoustic anthems to hoedowns to waltzes, influenced by best traditions of Americana, folk, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, and jam bands, driven by the creative force of Drew Zieff.

Tickets for Drew Angus, supported by Jake Swamp & The Pine, are available here.

August 17: Cosmic Jibaros

It’s a change of pace in August when Cosmic Jibaros, a Bridgeport-based band, perform at Lachat.

Veterans of the Fairfield County music scene and led by Rick Reyes, the band’s music is a fiery blend of rock, Puerto Rican roots, Caribbean beats, all with a strong global flavor.

What’s in a name? Well, Jibaro is the country or hillbilly music of the Puerto Rican countryside, and the Cosmic part is a nod to the more modern Latino music evolving in the United States.

Tickets for Cosmic Jibaros are available here.

September 14: Stella Blue’s Band

The Music in the Meadow Series wraps up in September with a return engagement by Lachat favorite Stella Blue’s Band, “the region’s premier torchbearers of Grateful Dead Music.”

The band has opened for Santana, plays in the Central Park bandshell in the annual Riverkeeper benefit, and has shared the Capitol Theatre stage with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia’s longtime keyboard player) and Grateful Dead founding member Phil Lesh. They were among the headliners at Yasgur’s Farm for the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival.

You will hear music that spans the Dead’s 30-year run, “with love and reverence for the music” and the “special feeling and community unique to Grateful Dead shows.”

Tickets for Stella Blue’s Band are available here.

— Previews —

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