Virtue Cider and the Hideout, the longtime Chicago live music landmark, have teamed up for a new outdoor music concert series in Fennville: Picnics on the Farm. The nine-show series is Southwest Michigan’s answer to the Hideout’s popular annual concert series Picnics on the Porch, featuring both established and up-and-coming artists curated by the Hideout in the genres of folk, country, and singer-songwriter.
Picnics on the Farm are the weekend “road trip” for the Picnics on the Porch artists who performed at the Hideout the previous night in Chicago. Performances will be held each Saturday evening at Virtue Cider in Fennville from 6-8pm beginning July 6. Performances are free to the public, all-ages, and held outdoors on the Cider House Lawn. Acts include Joan Shelley, Itasca, and Freakwater.
The Hideout and Virtue have had a long partnership. Virtue launched its debut cider, RedStreak, at the Hideout in 2012, and have supported the Hideout Block Party and Picnics on the Porch in previous years. This year’s Picnics on the Farm extends this friendship further by introducing the Hideout sound to Southwest Michigan with performances at dusk in a picturesque, rural setting at Virtue’s 48-acre farm.
Picnics on the Farm kicks off on Saturday, July 6 and runs weekly through Saturday, Aug. 31. Grab a blanket, grab your friends, and grab some proper farmhouse cider from the Tap Room to enjoy an al fresco evening of great live music.
VIRTUE CIDER X HIDEOUT’S PICNICS ON THE FARM LIVE MUSIC SERIES:
7/6 – The Family Gold
7/13 – Joan Shelley / Dogs at Large
7/20 – Big Sadie
7/27 – Itasca
8/3 – Freakwater
8/10 – Joybird
8/17 – Jack Klatt
8/24 – TBA
8/31 – Bill MacKay
Additional music at Virtue Cider for summer 2019:
6/15 – Lazy Genius
6/28 – The Soods
6/27 – Thomas Comerford
7/28 – Max Lockwood
Virtue Cider is located at 2170 62nd Street in Fennville among miles of fruit orchards on Southwest Michigan’s Cider Coast. Learn more about Virtue Cider at www.virtuecider.com.