Thursday, August 5, 2021

Summer Concert: Dar Williams with The Nields

Dar Williams

About Summer Concert: Dar Williams with The Nields

Fruitlands Museum is thrilled to present a summer picnic concert with Dar Williams and The Nields on the outdoor stage. Picnic on the lawn and listen to live music with the backdrop of sunset over the Nashua River Valley.

American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade. Her studio album “My Better Self” finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs. Her most recent album (2008) is entitled “Promised Land”. notes that “Williams turns over relationships in all their misunderstood, misconnected glory, and embraces religion, gender and other complications in her very wise songs. Promised Land draws in themes of nature, as well, and on the whole is a pretty piece of work that ends up feeling upbeat despite itself.”

Opening the show, Nerissa and Katryna have been making music professionally since 1991. For twenty-seven years now, the sisters traveled the country as members of beloved folk rock band The Nields. With countless CDs, major and independent record and publishing deals, performances with The Band, James Taylor, Dan Zanes, 10,000 Maniacs and the Indigo Girls, they have lived the Rock & Roll (& Folk) life. The Nields have been lauded for their gorgeous, lilting, sibling harmonies, their wise, classic, folk/pop songs, their hilarious banter on stage, and their generosity and warmth in performance and engagement with their fans.

Concert begin at 6:30PM, Gates Open 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket. There is plenty of room on the concert lawn to spread out and feel comfortable.

Please Note: Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required. We expect to sell out and will not be able to accommodate any walk-in guests for this concert. Please be sure to book your ticket in advance.

Member’s Only Pre-sale June 10-15

Member $36 per person. Nonmember $45 per person.

Any questions? Contact Catherine Shortliffe at

Rain Date: Sunday, August 8th

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