Thursday, July 25, 2024

Summer Concert: An Evening with Chris Smither


About Summer Concert: An Evening with Chris Smither

Fruitlands Museum is thrilled to host a very special evening with legendary songwriter Chris Smither on Thursday, July 25, 2024.

Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.

All About the Bones (release date: May 3, 2024 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert, distributed by Redeye) is as elemental as the inky black shadows cast by a shockingly bright moon. Featuring eight brand new Chris Smither songs and Smither renditions of Eliza Gilkyson’s “Calm Before the Storm” and also Tom Petty’s “Time to Move On”, the listener is welcomed into some gothic mansion on an imaginary New Orleans street, and there in the lamplit parlor confronts the band, a minimalist skeleton crew: Smither’s inimitable propulsive guitar and rumbling baritone are joined seamlessly to producer David Goodrich’s carpetbag of instruments, Zak Trojano’s rock-steady, primal drumming, BettySoo’s diaphanous harmony vocals, and the flat, mournful flood of Jazz legend Chris Cheek’s saxophone. Recorded at Sonelab Studios in Easthampton, MA by Justin Pizzoferrato, All About the Bones has a feel that is somehow baroque and austere at once. 

The Concert begins at 7pm. Gates Open 6pm.

This Summer Concert is presented on the lawn on Fruitlands. Bring your own blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic basket. There is plenty of room on the concert lawn to spread out and get comfortable. Before the concert starts, enjoy a picnic on the lawn and visit the exhibitions on view in the Galleries which will be open from 6-7pm.

At our Summer concerts, friendly dogs are welcome to join and must be kept on a leash at all times. Please be prepared to pick up after your dog.

No outside alcohol is permitted. The Fruitlands Café will be selling beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. AllTown Fresh will be ready when the gates open at 6pm to serve a delicious dinner menu.

Please purchase your tickets online in advance.

Nonmember adult $35 Nonmember child $20
Member Adult $28. Member Child $16.

Any questions? Contact Barbara O’Brien at

This is an outdoor event. In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated directly to ticketholders via email.


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