Since Henry Francis du Pont’s time, efforts have been made at Winterthur to fill the home and grounds with music. In an exercise in technical innovation and first-rate hospitality, Mr. du Pont wired audio systems throughout Winterthur. During the warmer months, guests could enjoy recorded music and live broadcasts as they played rounds of golf or lounged by the swimming pool.
In keeping with this tradition, during the summer and fall, Winterthur presents our Music Along the Bank series, which features local bluegrass and folk bands. This year marks the second year Winterthur has invited visitors to join us for evenings of live music on the lawn along the Clenny Run bank. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and drinks and enjoy the music as it wafts through the summer air. All ages are welcome, and there is plenty of space for little ones to dance the night away.
The first concert is Friday, June 27, when we will host Buffalo Chip & The Plainsmen, known for mixing a wide variety of acoustic styles including bluegrass, folk, country, americana, rock and blues. The “genre-blending” Sin City Band comes back to Winterthur on July 11. The band has been making a name for themselves since 1974, as they filled up venues everywhere from the Grand Bahamas to Winterthur’s backyard. On July 18, The Unruhlies will bring down the house with their mix of bluegrass, folk, and blues.
So grab your friends and family, fill up your picnic basket, and come out for a night of music and summer fun.
Music Along the Bank
$5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Children under 13 free. Museum Store and Cottage Café will be open for light fare, wine, beer, and other beverages.
Buffalo Chip & The Plainsmen
June 27, 5:30–8:00 pm
The Sin City Band
July 11, 5:30–8:00 pm
July 18, 5:30–8:00 pm
Post by Regina Lynch, Public Programs Assistant