Dr. Wendy Weiger is a former medical researcher who left the halls of academe for the wilds of northern Maine. She will offer an interactive talk incorporating her personal journey, recent medical research, and mindfulness techniques that enrich our experience of the world.
Then we’ll head out on a mindful nature walk to savor the wonders of spring.
Originally from the Lake Effect snow country of Western New York, Michael Warner has lived in the Frederick, MD area since the 1980s and currently resides in Glen Burnie, MD.
His repertoire includes songs by Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Eric Clapton, David Bromberg et al, along with those of friends you've never heard of and his own original music.
He has performed on 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin and harmonica at festivals, clubs, coffeehouses and colleges in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
What's happening at The Barn?
Outdoor gear retailer REI will be at The Barn hosting workshops (More info to come on times & topic) Appalachian Trail Conservancy will be hosting an ATC story time along with a Q&A from a panel of experienced through hikers.
Blue Ridge Bucha will have their custom Kombucha available for taste & purchase.
Boondock BBQ will be the featured food provider, and The Barn will have beer garden & live music into the evening!
The Flip Flop Festival is a two day, no charge community event, sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Town Foundation's Trail & Town Alliance, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, WV. The Flip Flop Festival combines activities designed to promote “flip-flop thru-hikes” of the Appalachian Trail with activities that celebrate the beginning of the outdoor season in Harpers Ferry, as well as economic development for the Town and its merchants.
The talented vocalist and fiddle player Shannon Bielski and banjo prodigy Rob Benzing from the band Shannon Bielski and Moonlight Drive will be hosting a night of acoustic music on May 9th.
Come hear Shannon showcase her original tunes with a voice that's so beautiful it could make the side of a barn tear up. Then stomp your foot while they burn down that same barn with their ripping musicianship!
Please SHARE! Come out The Barn of Harpers Ferry and enjoy a night of Chalking
Tickets are $35 per person (Non-refundable)
2 ways to pay: (Non-refundable)
1-Comment w/your email and how many spaces needed. I will email you a invoice that you can pay with a Credit card or debit card.
Everyone that comes will get to pick their surface according to order that they pay (1st to pay, 1st to pick)!
I will provide the chalk paste, over 30 silkscreen transfers, & several different surfaces (canvases, chalkboards, pallet boards, etc) for you to choose from.
Ticket proceeds to Jefferson County Vision legal fund to fight Rockwool and heavy industry! Join us for a full day of music and talent! Outdoor tent and beer garden, bring your lawn chair and enjoy. Music lineup (subject to change slightly):
2:00-2:30 Jamie Gregory
2:45-3:15 Colleen Seager
3:30-4:00 Dead Horse Revival
4:15-5:15 Wayne Snow
5:30-6:15 Don Oesher
6:30-7:00 Alex Kerns
7:15-8:00 The Gypsy Rambers
Food Truck TBA
Tickets are $20 in advanced - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
$25 at the Door
Garrett Mabe is a Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist from Baltimore,MD that now resides in Nashville,TN. When it comes to his music and playing live, Garrett bring a sense of passion and professionalism that you'd like to see from a performer who is enjoying the music just as much as you are. Although he has his own band, The Garrett Mabe Trio, he plays guitar and sings background vocals for PLEVYAK, Greg Adams, and various other acts. Garrett is working on his first EP that should be coming out later in spring 2019.
The Barn of Harpers Ferry welcomes back Scotland's Warrior pipes and drums for the 2nd Annual summer kilt night.
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for “Scottish” or “Scotsman”. That’s exactly what they are. Albannach is comprised of two Scotsmen and one Scottish lass, all born and bred in Scotland! Our fourth and newest member is an American born Scot, but they won’t hold it against him. Their main purpose in life is to share the intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of their music.
Albannach is not just another Scottish ‘Pipes & Drums’ band, their primal drumming and precise piping stirs the soul of anyone who hears them – young and old! With a champion piper, the unique sounds and talents of a didgeridoo player, and the tribal style bass drumming – the music isn’t for the faint of heart! It’s aggressive, like a Celtic punch to the face!
21 & over event
James Margolis is an NYC based musician with roots in the Philadelphia area. James enrolled at Berklee College of Music in 2008, and dropped out after three semesters. After cutting his teeth on the Philadelphia live music scene, he moved to NYC in 2012 and quickly began assimilating himself into the open mic circuit. James has now played countless shows at venues in NYC and has traveled to play shows all across the eastern seaboard. In addition to being a musician, James is a sound engineer, having worked the soundboard regularly at multiple venues around NYC. He also engineered and produced two albums in 2017: “Longest Road Home” by the Travelers, and “What Matters” by Carissa & the Voodoo Lillies. With the release of his 2nd album, “Live Fast Die Young” in 2018, James has been touring steadily, doing solo acoustic shows along the east coast. He continues to play shows and write songs, with no sign of stopping any time soon
Come join us as we close out the Cherry Blossom Festival with our own celebration at the Barn. Cherry blossom themed drinks and fitting music from the West King String Band will help us say goodbye to the blossoms and hello to spring.
Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up their beloved state's heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016.
They aim to explore the Celtic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with a fire and intensity they feel is lacking in much of today's folk music. The result is an avalanche of Scotch-Irish hillbilly insanity they dub "Celtic punk-grass." As far as folk music goes, they're about the best drinking and dancing band you'll find.
*21 & older event*
**$10 Cover at the door**
Acoustic duo Safe Harbor have appeared at a variety of venues throughout the tri-state area for over fourteen years and were twice named as the GigMasters Rising Star Award Winner for Top Variety Duo. Their musical style influences include rock, country, blues and more. The duo’s song selections span multiple decades and genres and includes many familiar favorites as well a few original songs. Their eclectic mix of music has always pleased a wide variety of musical tastes!
5K/10K Volksmarch in Historic Harpers Ferry and Bolivar followed by a hearty selection of soups and musical entertainment by the Second Hand Ramblers at 8pm!
Registration starts at 1pm
Harpers Ferry 5K at 2pm
Bolivar 5K at 3:30pm
Find more details by clicking ticket link or visiting www.historicharpersferry.com
A native of Frederick, MD, Kara Reynolds built her roots in musical theatre performance. She quickly moved into the worlds of film and media, finding her writing skills useful in multiple formats and recently added playwright to her resume with a musical benefit concert drawing in audiences from both the Frederick and Baltimore areas. Piano is her main instrument, complementing her singing that spans genres from jazz and pop to blues and alternative. Covering popular favorites, some indie soon-to-be-classics, and oldies, Kara enjoys performing simply with her tried and true piano and vocals.
ACFF's spring party takes us to the Barn of Harpers Ferry for a festive evening featuring four wonderful short films, live music, and yummy refreshments.
Here's the evening line-up:
5:00-5:45 - reception with hors d'oeurves, cash bar, live music with Fiddlin' Dave & Morgan!
5:45-6:15 - welcome from ACFF and our hosts
6:15-7:00 - four short films - 2 new, 2 from the archives
A New View of the Moon (2017)
When Eagles Dream (2011)
Climbing out of Disaster (2018)
Grizzly Country (2018)
7:00-7:30 - dessert, music, cash bar, raffle drawings
We look forward to sharing these exciting films and festivities with you at this wonderful venue in historic Harpers Ferry. Space is limited so get your tickets right away!
Described by Billboard Magazine as "intensely sensitive and impressively intelligent,” Steven’s songs tell stories of everyday life wrapped in notes that will have you humming along – long after the song is over. On stage, Steven combines friendly banter with a sonorous, tenor voice that critics have compared to the late John Denver. $5 Cover
Our favorite shenanigan filled holiday is back! Traditional grub, Irish drinks, and music that will get you on your feet!
Canal House will be serving Shepherds Pie along with Irish Stew and soda bread. We have live traditional Irish Music, green beer & specialty cocktails.
Judging at 7pm, best Irish costume gets 17% off your bar tab!
Time for Kegs n Eggs! Free breakfast at 11am followed by Fiddling Dave & Morgan from 11am-1pm. Nurse your hangover with a Bloody Mary bar and then grab your Irish Trash Can for open mic that evening!
Jason Ager is a dedicated father, a passionate college professor, and a hyper-literate original songwriter. Balancing a PhD in German Literature with a few days a week as a stay-at-home dad, Jason still plays more than 100 shows a year in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. On his third album, Porchlight, Ager’s talent as a storyteller shines as he weaves together the academic and the arcane into clever lyrics that reward the careful listener. Nestled comfortably atop classic soul, R&B, and rock influences, songs like “Overload” and “Everybody Needs Love” epitomize Jason’s ability to rouse hearts and minds in the same breath.
Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women” ready to lead (October 2015). “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine (Aug 2015). Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine reviews & says “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass. This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats. I give this 2 THUMBS UP!” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz (the album and the band), Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11. Gypsy Fuzz fuses fantastic guitar work with Christine’s vocals, which can reach down inside and grab your heart. A very diverse album, showing elements of rock, blues and even country, among others, Gypsy Fuzz continues Christine’s string of fantastic albums. Buy it.” Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Christine has shared the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, & Davy Knowels to name a few. Gypsy Fuzz’s premier album titled “Searching. Finding. Living.”, co-produced by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power), was listed on Advocate Magazine’s not to be missed “Best Overlooked Albums of 2011!” (Advocate -November 2011) Christine is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, Audix Mics, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015, 2017), nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, nominated for 3 “Homey Awards” (2015) for 93.7 WSTW, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discovery!" Michaela Majoun, former DJ from 88.5 WXPN, applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Christine is noted in the new book by Sean Kay called “Rockin’ the Free World” (Dec 2016 Roman & Littlefield) and her current project is a series of “Live Session” volumes, with “Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions”, “Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions”, “Vol. 3- The Old Church Sessions”, and Vol. 4- The Lansdowne Folk Club Sessions all available. After celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the album “Some Other Thing”, the current band, Gypsy Fuzz, returns to the studio to record a new album called “Sunless Escapade”, to be released in March of 2019!
Chevre are a trio from Frederick, MD comprised of John Lawton (Guitar/Vocals), Luke Solomon (Bass), and Luke Kannor (Drums). Although Chevre was officially founded in 2017, the members have played together in different bands for the last 7 years. The camaraderie is evident through their onstage performance where they take finely crafted songs to their outer limits with spontaneous improvisation. Always progressing and exploring, Chevre remain rooted in traditional genres- folk, blues, and reggae all combine to create a groove forward sound with psychedelic tendencies.