2021 Field to Families Summer Serenade
Come dine with us under the stars while enjoying gourmet dinner baskets prepared by guest chef, Lee Epting, paired with a live concert on the lawn. Take in the stunning mountain views at Panther Creek Farms on The Orchard Road in Clarkesville with delectable eats, delightful spirits, and fabulous entertainment. The Summer Serenade headliner is Cicada Rhythm with Avery Leigh and the Night Palace Band as the opening act.
and raised in Georgia, this talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to
a rejuvenating degree. The sound of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis exhibits
skilled and articulate guitar picking honed in the dive bars of Atlanta over
rolling Julliard-trained bass lines. Expect chilling harmonies, unbridled
enthusiasm, some wholesome tunes, and a sincere performance
"What Cicada Rhythm offers is roots music that's unassuming, expertly played and sung by two clear as glass voices." - NPR
Night Palace is a shocking alchemy: achingly intense nostalgia meets frothy anticipation of what’s beyond the garden wall. Tantalizing pop melodies take wing with lush instrumentation and crystalline vocals, all silhouetted in the glow of folk tale lyrics.At school in Athens, Georgia, songwriter and frontwoman Avery Leigh Draut explored visual art and theatre before concentrating on classical voice. After five years of intensive opera training and performance, she found herself craving playfulness in a new medium -- she also found a Magic Genie electric organ at the thrift store down the street from her house, and began writing music for the first time. After a year of playing her new songs with various friends, Draut approached guitarist Dillon McCabe, bassist Zack Milster and drummer William Kissane with her living room organ demos. Kissane’s parents offered his childhood attic bedroom as a practice space, and the four spent a Georgia summer in the attic conjuring the live sound. After several years of shows and tours, Night Palace are releasing their long-awaited debut album Diving Rings with California-based label Park the Van this year. In addition to her work as Night Palace, Draut spends time in New York, performing as a backup vocalist in friends’ and collaborators’ projects; she has sung with Kadhja Bonet, Broadway’s Daphne Rubin Vega, Pose’s Mj Rodriguez, and opened for Andrew Bird at Hopscotch Festival in Eric Bachmann’s touring band.