Sunday, August 13, 2023

An Evening with Kyshona


About An Evening with Kyshona

On Sunday, August 13th, join us at Fruitlands Museum for a special night of music under the open-air event tent with Kyshona.

Kyshona is an artist ignited by untold stories, and the capacity of those stories to thread connection in every community. With the background of a licensed music therapist, the curiosity of a writer, the patience of a friend, the vision of a social entrepreneur, the resolve of an activist, and the voice of a singer – Kyshona is unrelenting in her pursuit for the healing power of song.

She lends her voice and music to those that feel they have been silenced or forgotten. She facilitates writing sessions with groups and individuals who feel left out or marginalized, in hopes of reconnecting those who are divided.

Her song Listen became an anthem for many in 2020. Of her album, one fan reviewer wrote: “Amidst these hard, divisive times this set of songs is a salve for the grief many of us are feeling about resulting loss of family, friends, and community.”

Audiences will find a common thread of empowerment, overcoming adversity, and finding hope in her work. The show doesn’t end when the last song is sung.

After her powerful performances, concertgoers often ask, “What can I do?”

Her response? “Listen.”

“This is protest music for a new generation, a musical treatment for social ills, a unique prescription that only works if you listen.” – No Depression

“Listen highlights Kyshona’s descriptive songwriting and soulful vocals alongside a versatile blend of folk, rock and R&B influences. While Kyshona sings of fear, hope, community, love and understanding throughout the 10-track project, she also finds herself.” – Billboard

“Everyone is making political records. Everyone is making albums that speak to ‘this moment.’ Too few of them are making music that speaks to the people who inhabit this moment. Kyshona does.” -The Bluegrass Situation

Different from our Summer Picnic concerts, this concert will take place in Fruitlands open air event tent with seating provided.

Pre-order meals will be available for advance purchase through the Hyve at the Fruitlands Cafe with a limited menu of snacks and treats available for sale during the event itself. With food service available as part of the event we ask you to please do not bring in outside food or drink. If you would like to arrive early to picnic on the grounds prior entering the seated event area you are welcome to do so. Please note, outside alcohol is not permitted.

Concert begins at 6PM, Doors Open 5:30PM

Space is limited and pre-registration required.

Member $28 Nonmember $35

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