Thursday, October 5, 2023

Fall Concert: Susan Werner

Susan Werner

About Fall Concert: Susan Werner

Thursdays this September and October, join us at Fruitlands Museum for a Fall Concert Series in the event tent. On Thursday, October 5th we welcome Susan Werner to the stage for two showtimes!

Over the course of her twenty-five-year career, Susan Werner has earned a reputation as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune). With formidable chops on guitar (she began playing at age 5) and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz), along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Although best known as an acoustic songwriter that came up through coffeehouses and folk festivals, the Chicago-based artist has written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Her songs have been recorded by Tom Jones, Michael Feinstein, and Shemekia Copeland, and her latest recording of originals, The Birds of Florida, took flight in 2022.

Two Shows: SOLD OUT 5:30pm (Doors open at 5pm) and 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Space is limited and pre-registration required.

Member $28. Nonmember $35.


Fall Concerts at Fruitlands are seated concerts that take place under the event tent. With coverage these events are able to move forward rain or shine. Tent sides can also be lowered for heating for cooler temperatures.

Food and Beverage:

The Hyve at the Fruitlands Cafe will be offering meals and snacks at this event. A limited menu of ready-made sheet pizza slices, assorted sandwiches, salads, and desserts will be available for purchase at the event itself along with bar service including wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Please note: No outside alcohol or food is permitted in the concert tent.

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