Looking for a great reason to get out on the farm? In the mood for some free live music? Look no further!
In partnership with the Howard County Folk Society, White Rose Farm has been hosting old time music jams throughout the warm summer months.
Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music. It is typically performed with a variety of acoustic instruments, such as fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Old time music has historical ties leading back to British settlers to North America, and is considered a precursor to the modern country music of today.
Jams at White Rose typically consist of three or four groups of friendly musicians from the Howard County Folk Society under cover of canopy spaced out along the grassy perimeter of the farm, with plenty of space for patrons to sit on their blankets and chairs in between. The musicians sit in a circle, building off of each other’s sound and energy.
The HCFS was founded in 1985 to promote traditional folk Appalacchian and roots music in the area. In addition to their jams at White Rose, they also sponsor informal jam sessions and square dances.
If you are a WRFC member and haven’t gotten the chance to get on the farm yet, no worries! There are still two more jams scheduled this summer for August 14 and September 4, from 12 – 5 pm, so make sure to mark your calendars. Upon arrival at the farm, park in our sign-posted and mowed field, pull out your favorite lawn chair, and join us for some great music. In addition to the tunes, this is also a great opportunity to harvest some fresh veggies included in a WRFC membership.
If this all sounds amazing but you aren’t a member yet, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information; individual and family memberships are available. Join us for all our on-the-farm fun!
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