Picnics on the Farm at Virtue Cider: Bill MacKay
Virtue Cider and the Hideout, the longtime Chicago live music landmark, have teamed up for a new outdoor music concert series in Fennville, Michigan: 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.
Aug. 31: Bill MacKay
Music starts at 6pm. Free to attend. All ages.
BILL MACKAY: Bill MacKay is a Chicago based guitarist-composer-improviser. He has energized experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songs, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar.
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, Michigan, 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
7/20 - Big Sadie
7/27 - Itasca
8/3 - Freakwater
8/10 - Joybird Music
8/17 - Jack Klatt
8/24 - Dogs at Large
8/31 - Bill MacKay