Strings & Things

“Strings and Things” performs a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, gospel, classical, Irish, renaissance, wedding, world music, traditional American dance and holiday music. They have performed for countless conventions, parties, banquets, barn dance, hoedowns, hayrack rides, county fairs, festivals, museums, schools, churches, etc. They also specialize in audience participation with items including washtub bass, washboard, musical spoons and clog dancing puppets.

Harvest Celebration

The Harvest Celebration (including four weekends of AppleJack activities) is still on despite the recent fire at Porter’s and the Apple House Market! Join us throughout September and October for special events and activities, including wine tasting, hard cider tasting, live music, and more. Play among the trees, explore history, walk the trails, purchase apples and pumpkins, and savor classic apple treats.

Because of capacity and social distancing requirements, we will be spreading out our regular AppleJack activities throughout the fall season. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updated information about specific activities, dates, and times. And learn about our guidelines for safely visiting Arbor Day Farm here.

The Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge Mansion will be open regularly. Tickets to the Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge Mansion should be purchased in advance at arbordayfarm.showclix.com to ensure we can accommodate you. Tickets for all attractions/activities will be available for purchase at least one week in advance.

Wine tasting will be offered on weekends. In addition, we’ll be hosting a hard cider tasting on weekends through October 11. Please purchase tickets in advance for these activities as well.

Complete your getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Please call our Reservations Team to check the latest availability: 800-546-5433.

PLEASE NOTE: For your convenience, the Tree Adventure, Arbor Lodge Mansion, and Wine Tasting will require tickets for admission. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance online. Space will be limited to help ensure safe social distancing. We cannot guarantee entrance to these attractions/activities without a pre-purchased ticket. Beginning September 14, all Arbor Day Farm attractions will be open Tuesday through Sunday.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lied Lodge

Celebrate 2020 by ringing in the new year with The Bottle Tops at Lied Lodge! Entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. and includes light hors d’oeuvres, a Champagne toast at midnight, and a full cash bar.

Tickets are $20 +tax in advance; $30 +tax at the door.Call 800-546-5433 or stop by the Lied Lodge front desk to purchase tickets. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

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Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

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Kimmel Orchard Cherry Festival

On June 29-30, Kimmel Orchard will be hosting their annual Cherry Festival! This day will kick off at 9 AM and will be a great destination for you and your family.

Our U-Pick will be open and our cherry trees will be full of fresh produce ready to be picked by you and your family. Enjoy a nice hayrack ride to and from the orchard and explore our brand new Tree Dome nature trail while you are out there as well. This is a great way to gain the full experience of the orchard, and you’ll even see the 170-year-old Eastern Cottonwood tree!

Our Pollinator Playground will be open to all who come to Cherry Festival as well. This is a two playground set provides enough equipment for all age groups to come and enjoy!

The Kimmel Kitchen will be open to provide meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Our bar will be open serving beer, wines and hard ciders as well. You will also be able to do wine and hard cider tastings to figure out your favorites to take home! All of the wines and hard ciders sold in the Apple Barn are made with the fruits that have been hand-picked right here at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard!

A LIVE band will be here during the Cherry Festival to provide entertainment for our guests.

Costs of U-Pick are as follows:

  • Adults (13 & older): $5
  • Kids (4­–12): $3
  • Kids (3 & under): Free
  • Seniors (62 & older): $3
  • Military (active or retired): $3

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Experience an enjoyable evening of free music and yard games in a beautiful setting – the Arbor Day Farm historic barns! Bring a blanket and lawn chair or grab a picnic table, and then sit back and relax. Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 14 – Shawn Cole

June 28 – The Wildwoods

July 12 – Bryton Stoll & Savannah Chestnut

July 26 – Shawn Cole & DrUnK MoNkEY

August 9 – FREAKABOUT with Gallivant

August 23 – The Bottle Tops

 

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well as a limited variety of Porter’s barbecue items. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property.

 

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

 

View Property Map

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Celebrate Your Valentine at Lied Lodge

It’s not too late to celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lied Lodge.
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Package February 15 and 16 that includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, live music in the lobby, and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room, featuring your choice of a special Valentine’s dinner feature or dinner menu selections.
Please call 402-873-8740 for dining reservations. To reserve the Valentine’s Day Package, call 800-546-5433 or reserve online.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Lied Lodge

Celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lied Lodge.

Join us Thursday, February 14, for our Valentine’s Day Package, which includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room featuring musical entertainment and a prix fixe dinner menu.

On February 15 and 16, we’re continuing the Valentine’s Day Package with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, live music in the lobby, and dinner for two in the Timber Dining Room, featuring your choice of a special Valentine’s dinner feature or dinner menu selections.

Please call 402-873-8740 for dining reservations. To reserve the Valentine’s Day Package, call 800-546-5433 or reserve online.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 22 & 23. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Mingle & Jingle at Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Looking for the perfect spot for your holiday party? Lied Lodge & Conference Center can help! Join us on Saturday, December 15, as we bring small groups of friends, family, and businesses together for a holiday party that’s big on fun and holiday cheer.

Contact Lied Lodge today to book your group, and we’ll handle the rest – holiday-themed ballroom, reserved seating, a chef-inspired holiday menu, drinks, and live music – all in a festive setting.

$55 per person includes the deliciously popular prime rib buffet and a full evening of entertainment.

  • Cash bar 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
  • Dinner 7 p.m.
  • Live music and entertainment – pianist Emily Johnson from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Paul Phillips Show from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Festive holiday decor
  • Overnight accommodation option

Take the elevator home to one of our newly renovated guest rooms – just $99 per room.

Space is limited, so make your group reservation today online or by calling 402-873-8705. The holidays will be here before you know it!

Service charge and tax not included in pricing.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available November 9, 10, 16, and 17. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Oktoberfest at Arbor Day Farm

Nothing says fall quite like Oktoberfest, and you’re invited to share in the fun at Arbor Day Farm’s Historic Barns on Sunday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy authentic German foods along with seasonal beers. Dance to polka music from the Sheelytown 4. Play horseshoes and other yard games and get in the fall season spirit.

Cover charge is $5 per person; Otoe County residents, show your ID and get in free of charge. Beer tickets available for purchase at the door for those age 21 and up.

Make it a getaway with the Oktoberfest Package at Lied Lodge, which includes admission to the Oktoberfest activities at the Historic Barns on Sunday afternoon, tickets for 12 beer tastings, unlimited food, and an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Please call for pricing or to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Summer Music Series at Arbor Day Farm

Enjoy an afternoon of music and yard games in a beautiful setting! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back and relax. Admission is free and no park entry is required. Here’s this year’s lineup:

July 1 – The Wildwoods at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
July 15 – Boys Named Sue (Johnny Cash Tribute Band) at the Historic Barns
July 29 – Shawn Cole on the Morton Oak Lawn near the Tree Adventure

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Historic Barns.

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

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Summer Music Series hosted by Arbor Day Farm

Enjoy an afternoon of music and yard games in a beautiful setting! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back and relax. Admission is free and no park entry is required. Here’s this year’s lineup:

July 1 – The Wildwoods at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
July 15 – Boys Named Sue (Johnny Cash Tribute Band) at the Historic Barns
July 29 – Shawn Cole on the Morton Oak Lawn near the Tree Adventure

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Historic Barns.

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

View Property Map

Summer Music Series hosted by Arbor Day Farm

Enjoy an afternoon of music and yard games in a beautiful setting! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back and relax. Admission is free and no park entry is required.

July 1 – The Wildwoods at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
July 15 – Boys Named Sue (Johnny Cash Tribute Band) at the Historic Barns
July 29 – Shawn Cole on the Morton Oak Lawn near the Tree Adventure

Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Please no beer, wine, or other alcohol carried onto the property. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Historic Barns.

Make it a getaway with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve.

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John Byrne Band Outdoor Concert at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast

Details

We just could pass up on having this crew back for the 5th year in a row!

Performances start at 6:30 PM, show up any time after 6:00 PM.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

$20 per person

No RSVP required as this is an outdoor concert.  For questions, contact Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

 

All about the John Byrne Band

The John Byrne Band is led by Dublin native and Philadelphia-based John Byrne. Their debut album, After the Wake, was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. With influences ranging from Tom Waits to Planxty, John’s songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes. John and the band followed up After the Wake in early 2013 with an album of Celtic and American traditional tunes. The album, Celtic/Folk, pushed the band on to the FolkDJ Charts, reaching number 36 in May 2015. Their third release, another collection of John Byrne originals, entitled “The Immigrant and the Orphan”, was released in Sept 2015. The album, once again, draws heavily on John’s love of Americana and Celtic Folk music and with the support of DJs around the country entered the FolkDJ Charts at number 40. Critics have called it “..a powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it” (Michael Tearson-Sing Out); “The Vibe of it (The Immigrant and the Orphan) is, at once, as rough as rock and as elegant as a calm ocean..each song on this album carries an honesty, integrity and quiet passion that will draw you into its world for years to come” (Terry Roland – No Depression); “If any element of Celtic, Americana or Indie-Folk is your thing, then this album is an absolute yes” (Beehive Candy); “It’s a gorgeous, nostalgic record filled with themes of loss, hope, history and lost loves; everything that tugs at your soul and spills your blood and guts…The Immigrant and the Orphan scorches the earth and emerges tough as nails” (Jane Roser – That Music Mag)

The album was released to a sold-out crowd at the storied World Café Live in Philadelphia and 2 weeks later to a sold-out crowd at the Mercantile in Dublin, Ireland. John has toured with or opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Patti Smyth, Gaelic Storm, Murder by Death, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, The Saw Doctors, The Screaming Orphans, Solas, Sharon Shannon, The Young Dubliners and The Greencards. In Fall, 2012, John and the Band performed with The Irish Tenors for the Liberty Medal Presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. John and the band tour the country as an acoustic 4-piece featuring banjo/accordion, fiddle/cello, guitars and bodhran, and as a 6-7 piece that adds drums, bass and horns to its lineup.

The John Byrne Band, however, is as much at home in a traditional session at a corner bar as it is in larger venues/festivals and opening for national acts. John has toured with or opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Patti Smyth, Gaelic Storm, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, The Saw Doctors, The Screaming Orphans, Solas and The Greencards. In Fall, 2012, John and the Band performed with The Irish Tenors for the Liberty Medal Presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

John and the band continue to tour the country as an acoustic 4-piece featuring banjo/accordion, fiddle/cello, guitars and horns, and as a 6-7 piece that adds drums and bass to its lineup.

2014/15 saw the band performing at Festivals such as the Valley Forge Mid-Winter Fest, The Philadelphia Fleadh, MusikFest (Bethlehem), the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Gorgas Park, Pastorius Park, FreedomFest(NJ), Saltwater Celtic Fest (Maine), The Celtic Classic (PA)and many others.

What the Critics are Saying…

“Up and coming Trad star hits the sweet spot… beautifully played… its Byrne’s natural vocal delivery that makes the album stand out from the crowd”
Hot Press

“John Byrne’s After The Wake is the sort of album that an artist spends their entire career trying to create. Every once in a while someone actually manages to do it; mix splendid story-telling skills, top-notch musicianship, and a grand creative sense with just the right mix of songs. After The Wake is nothing short of a brilliant collection”
Wildy’s World

“One of the few musical artists today who truly manage to be traditional and modern at the same time.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“He’s good, period, with material that’s edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way.”
Philadelphia Daily News

“After the Wake is the perfect combination of Celtic and American folk music.”
Record-Journal Newspaper

“Amazing tales of life and semi-autobiographical tunes… You’ll want to listen over and over again.”
Reviewer Magazine “Byrne’s songs are rich with the sounds and themes of Irish tradition, one that survives in a modern world… full of “raw strength”… an impressive work throughout… puts me in mind of an Irish Alejandro Escavedo”
Sing Out

For “fans of Celtic music, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and other such lyrically expansive folks.”
Sun Herald

Follow this link for video of the John Byrne Band

Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event

Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to Arbor Lodge Mansion during Mother’s Day weekend. View a special display of women’s clothing and accessories and enjoy live music throughout the weekend. On Saturday, Arbor Lodge tour hosts will be dressed in period costumes representing the “Women of Arbor Lodge.”

Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Easter Weekend at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm

Bring the entire family to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm for a one-of-a-kind Easter weekend getaway.

The Easter Family Fun Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on Saturday, March 31, plus four tickets to Arbor Day Farm’s Tree Adventure attraction – featuring chicks, bunnies, lambs, and a seek-and-find egg hunt. Call today for your reservation: 800-546-5433 or reserve it online now.

At Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room:
Enjoy a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch and live piano music at Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room, served 11am-2pm. View the Easter Brunch menu, then call 402-873-8740 to make your dining room reservation.

At the Tree Adventure:
Embark on a springtime stroll through the woods and take in a leisurely seek-and-find egg hunt. Children will enjoy chicks, bunnies, and lambs at the Tree Adventure. Easter activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission. The Tree Adventure is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm–4pm. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

At the Apple House Market:
Sip Arbor Day Farm wines and shop for flavorful jams, jellies, salsas, and more. The Pie Garden Cafe is also open for apple pie and other tasty treats. Open Easter Saturday, 9am-5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm-4pm.

At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park:
Get a close-up look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. The mansion is open for self-guided tours; admission is $8/adults; $6/youth (age 3-12). Arbor Lodge mansion is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm–4pm.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Fireside Wine & Music at Lied Lodge

Escape to Lied Lodge for a memorable getaway with the Fireside Wine & Music package, available Saturday evenings January 20 through February 24. Relax in the lobby with an Arbor Day Farm wine tasting while enjoying live music and savoring light hors d’oeuvres.

Make it a weekend with the Fireside Wine & Music Package, including an overnight stay at Lied Lodge and two tickets to the wine and music event. Reserve your stay now by calling 800-546-5433 or go online.

Want to enjoy the event without staying overnight? Tickets are sold separately for $10 per person. Call 800-546-5433 for more information.

Daniel Champagne Concert

 Concert Details

Show starts at 6:30 PM, show up any time after 6:00 PM.

Daniel ChampagneIf weather is nice, we’ll have it outside.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

$20 per person

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

ABOUT DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

 

Have a listen to Daniel.

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Enjoy Blues, Brew and BBQ at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in Nebraska City from 3 to 8 PM

Whispering Pines is excited to host their first annual Blues, Brews and BBQ!

We’re partnering with Backswing Brewing Co. and bringing in the Levi William Band, both out of Lincoln, NE.

Gates open at 3 PM

BBQ 3 – 5:30 PM

Music 5 – 8 PM

Backswing Beers available 3 PM – Close

Levi William Band plays Heart, Soul, and Stone Cold Blues!

Levis vocal and guitar abilities are truly beyond his years, he always delivers with his own special flavor. The band is made up of three equal partners; Brian Farr on bass and vocals along with Josh Topolski on drums keep every performance fresh and lively. Backswing Brewing CompanyAll you need for a great backswing is a pint glass. Like many great ideas, Backswing Brewing Company began on a golf course. There were three of us. We loved golf and, of course, beer.After brewing our first IPA, we realized we had something special on our hands. So instead of keeping it to ourselves, we knew we had to share it and whatever else we created with the world.

Ticket Price includes 3 flight beer tasting, plate of BBQ w/dessert and live music

Snacks and other beverages available for purchase.

$45 Ticket Price:  Includes 3 flight beer tasting, plate of BBQ w/dessert, bottled water and live music

$22 Ticket Price:  Come just for the music and brews!  We’ll have small concessions available.  Snacks and other beverages available for purchase.

 

Dinner and Song with Keith Rea

Keith brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues.

Keith is a singer-songwriter based in Longview, Texas. He travels throughout the United States and just finished recording his second project for national release “Life’s an Open Road”. Keith is a veteran of over 40 years in the music business.

Keith Rea is a story teller first. His songs take you on a journey through his well crafted lyrics and poignant melodies. Having just finished his second CD “Life’s An Open Road”, Keith is well on his way to becoming a required standard in any music collection.

Have a listen to Keith.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow.

Menu:

Butternut Squash and Leek Puree / Fall Salad

Pork Loin Slices topped with Apple chutney, roasted sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Pear and Walnut Cake

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, October 24.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Rupert Wates Plays Dinner and Song Night

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990’s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and in Colorado.

Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards (list on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com). He was voted an Artist Of The Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com), and in 2015 he was recognized as the network’s most booked performer, having secured over 100 dates through their database. He has released 7 solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. His songs have been recorded by other artists in London, Denver and Nashville. He averages 150 live shows every year, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.

In 2014, Wates joined forces with Toronto-based virtuoso pianist Bartosz Hadala to form a piano/guitar duo called The Nightwatchers (www.thenightwatchers.com). The duo tour Europe regularly. In March 2015, they released a debut CD entitled The Nightwatchers, recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto and featuring some of the standout songs of Wates’s extensive catalog.
Despite Wates’s British background, and underpinning the  universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him ‘a prime figure in American music” (www.acousticmusic.com) and goes on: “This is one gifted s.o.b…If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out”.
Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

Have a listen to Rupert

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow.

Menu to be announced mid-August.

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, August 22.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Mare Wakefield and Nomad Concert

“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”

Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”

For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, produced a hit song in Romania, and had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.

Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomad’s music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s expert melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair continue their upward trajectory by touring fearlessly, leaving devoted new fans in their wake and strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway.

Have a listen to Mare and Nomad.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.  Most concerts are indoors unless we have a beautiful Nebraska evening in store.  (Call to be sure)

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Peach Pickin’ Party!

It is prime time peach picking, so we are having a Peach Pickin’ Party!

Join us Saturday for pick your own peaches, hay rack rides, live music, wine tastings, lunch from the kitchen and other delicious peach goodies in the Apple Barn! Pre-picked peaches will also be available for those who prefer not to pick.

Plus, face painting and a balloon artist for the kiddos!

There will also be select blackberries and bubble gum plums (they literally taste like a piece of bubble gum!) available for picking as well!

The weather looks perfect and so do the peaches, so we hope you can join us for a fun day at the Orchard!

There is a $2 per person admission for U-Pick and hay rack rides are included with admission. We will close the U-Pick entrance at 4:00pm to ensure adequate time for picking and returning before closing time at 5:00pm

**If you can’t make it Saturday: U-Pick will also be open starting Thursday (7/28) through Sunday (7/31).

Retail Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday: 11am-5pm

Sweet Wednesday House Concert

The sailor and the dancer, the young girl stranded along Route 66 at dusk, the refugees who turn into ravens…Sweet Wednesday’s songs spin tales that allow the listener to peek into the human soul in its most intimate and magical moments.

Singer/songwriters Dave Falk and Lisa Housman met in 2001, and immediately knew there was a songwriting, performing chemistry at work. Since then, performing both as an acoustic duo and with their full band—adding bass, drums, violin, lead guitar, and mandolin—Sweet Wednesday has released four albums to critical acclaim, toured extensively, and been featured on radio and television programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to inspiring fans near and far, Sweet Wednesday has been the recipient of several songwriting awards, including First Place in the Great American Song Contest, First Place in the Dallas Songwriting Competition, and Runner-Up in the John Lennon Song Contest.

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Dave brings his unique style to the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and fiddle, while Lisa sings of long-distance friendships, having a hard day working as a clerk in a bakery in New York City, lost love, and those crazy mermaids you might encounter after being out on the ocean for several days.

Have a listen to Sweet Wednesday.

 

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Danika Holmes House Concert

She’s a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He’s a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents. Hailed as “a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo,” by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM’s Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics. …

Have a listen to Danika and Jeb.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

David G. Smith Dinner and Song

David is a solo artist whose music ranges from dirt funk to intimate. His troubadour resume includes 20 years on the road. He recently released his 6th album in as many years “First Love” featuring appearances by extraordinary truth-teller Mary Gauthier, bluesman Keb’ Mo’ and recent America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Alicia Michilli!

Singer-songwriter David G Smith is a major find.
–Robert K. Oermann/Music Row

His live performance command your attention
–Kate Benson/Director: Redstone Room

[Smith] comes across with the same weathered resolve that best exemplifies fellow travelers like Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt.
–Lee Zimmerman/No Depression

• Songs featured on TNT, Lifetime, and Travel Channels

• Appearances on NBC, ABC, PBS and NPR affiliates
•ONE HOUSE album accepted for Grammy consideration

• “Angels Flew” is listed on the 9/11 Memorial Museum Artists Registry

• “Doesn’t Take Much Light” featured on Scouting Magazine’s Blog and sung by David to 5000 Eagle Scouts at an arena performance at Michigan State University
• 1st Place honors, country category with “Made For You” in the International Song Competition
• Regular performer at The Bluebird Café as seen on ABC TV’s “Nashville”

• David’s music has been spun on over 80 Americana/Folk radio stations across America; “Sunday Morning Drive” co-written with artist Anne E DeChant recently reached #1 on Roots Music’s Alt Folk Song Chart
• Has opened for, or shared the stage with Justin Townes Earle, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Kelly Willis + Bruce Robison, 5 time WC Handy Award winner Rory Block, Griffin House, Buddy Mondlock, Kevin Gordon, Jelly Roll Johnson, Dave Moore, Chuck Pyle
• Raises money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Boys Town and other worthy causes

Have a listen to David.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow

Menu:  Spring Salad, Grilled Pork Chops with Farmer’s Market Vegetables and Potatoes, Strawberry Sorbet

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, June 12.  Limited to 25 seats.

45 – 60 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Claude Bourbon House Concert and Tapas Bar

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world.

Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks….

One reviewer even noted that although “Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter”. Intrigued ?

Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb !

“… not a same ole same ole gig…”

“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ – The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

Have a listen to Claude

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.  We’ll feature Spanish Tapas to go with the theme of the music!!!

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Apple Blossom Ball @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

We’re kicking off the season with an evening cocktail extravaganza….or just a really good party!  Food, friends, drinks, silly hats, jokes, silly friends, and very specific talk of Nebraska football’s depth chart. So let’s nail down the details so you can mark your calendar:

When: April 29th

Where: Kimmel Orchard Apple Barn

Time: 8pm-12am (doors will open at 7:30pm!)

Tickets: $5 Cover

Who’s the Band: Fever & The Funkhouse

So if you’re thinking…Apple Blossom Ball, sounds fancy, probably have to dress up. Let us assure you there is no formal dress code! Wear jeans, a dress, shorts and a t-shirt, heels, cowboy boots…whatever tickles your fancy! The only dress code requirement: attire has ability to DANCE and PARTY!

It’s going to be a rockin’ evening to help kick off our season and celebrate Arbor Day!

 

Dan O’Sullivan House Concert

Dan O’Sullivan’s nearly two decade long career as a guitarist-for-hire took him to performing with musical acts as diverse as South Korea’s most famous female pop singer Patti Kim, 50’s R+B vocal legends the Coasters, Blues singer Barbara Morrison, Adult Contemporary star Michael Bolton, and to sharing the bill with Reggae acts such as Maxi Priest, Eek-A-Mouse, and Big Mountain. Over time, his interest in the sideman role began to wither, as his desire to cut his own musical path grew. The stark realization that his previous career was over came when he received a phone call from the musical director of the Beach Boys. After a twenty minute conversation in which he was invited to be one of three singing guitarists to audition to replace Brian Wilson and front the band on a summer tour, he was surprised to hear himself turn down such a huge opportunity.

Over the next few years Dan began to write his own songs as he performed with local singer songwriters on the LA scene with whom he felt an affinity. In 2006 he went solo and has since performed well over 1000 gigs and released four CDs.

Dan’s songs feature humorous and moving lyrics built on intricate and powerful guitar work. Common comparisons include David Wilcox and John Mayer. His singing and guitar style has brought comparisons to Eric Clapton, James Taylor, and Jack Johnson, and can be described as jazzy acoustic rock with a lot of fancy guitar work.

Have a listen to Dan:  http://danosullivanmusic.com/

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Sky Smeed House Concert

Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kan., in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early 1970s.

The first music he ever heard came from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard. Hearing this roots style of music playing on an old record player has stayed with Sky and is evident when he takes the stage to share his effortless, country tinged tunes of working hard, dogs, love, money, beer, coffee, and the call of the road. Listeners often compare Sky to Gram Parsons, Neil Young and John Prine, though his easy-going demeanor, off-the-cuff banter and transparency link him to contemporaries like Todd Snider and Paul Thorn.
To date, Smeed has self-released five full-length albums: Flying High (2002), The Front Steps (2004), Mill River (2006), Sky Smeed (2012) and Drive All Night (2015).

Drive All Night was produced and recorded by award-winning folk duo Truckstop Honeymoon (Mike & Katie West) at their Lawrence, Kan., studio. The album features nine of Smeed’s tastiest, most subjugated compositions thus far, including the pulled pork personal ad “Smoke ‘n Spice”, the brutally honest ballad “Blue Highways” and a folky voyage from Ohio to Colorado in search of Dr. Kind in “Talkin’ Medical Marijuana Blues”. To this day Sky remains an independent recording and performing artist, booking his own shows at bars, clubs, festivals, and listening rooms from California to Carolina. Without a doubt, Smeed will Drive All Night to your neck of the woods in the not-so-distant future, guitar in hand.

Have a listen to Sky Smeed.

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Pink Lady Party @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Join us at the Orchard October 17-18th for a Pink Lady Party!

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we coincidentally have Pink Ladies apples now in season, we are celebrating with a Pink Lady Party! Best part– we will be DONATING 1/2 OF OUR U-PICK ADMISSION SALES to cancer research!

U-Pick apples and pumpkins are most definitely still available! We will have live music both Saturday and Sunday, the kitchen will be serving up lunch, pies and other yummy goodies, and the Apple Barn will still be stocked with your favorite fall treats! Wine tastings are available too, of course!

And, we strongly encourage you to WEAR PINK when you visit…it might just land you a “pretty pink” discount! 🙂

We hope you can join us for another fun-filled weekend at the Orchard! Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm.

*Apple varieites available for U-Pick: PINK LADY, Blushing Gold, Winesap, Fuji, Braeburn, Idared, Red & Golden Delicious.

**Visiting the Orchard is free of charge. There is a $2 per person U-Pick admission (2 and under free). Hay rack rides included with admission.

Brad Colerick, Nebraska Native, House Concert

Billboard Magazine called Brad Colerick “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.” He moved from his native Nebraska to Los Angeles in 1986 and built a successful career making music for commercials where he wrote and produced ditties recorded by such musical icons as BB King, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, The Chi-Lites, and the late Johnny Cash.

Colerick’s 4th CD, Tucson, was released October 21, 2014. Full of guitars, banjo, pedal steel, and fiddle, this record lands firmly into the Americana wheelhouse. The natural imagery and resilient characters of songs like “Late Winter Snow,” “The Hands of Time,” and the bluegrassy “Brakeman’s Door” hark back to his Nebraska roots.

A finalist at Kerville, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge, and Sisters Folk Festival songwriter competitions, Colerick’s music blends Americana, Folk, and Country and seeps into your heart with a single listen. His finely wrought, plainspoken lyrics find the poetry in everyday language.

Colerick’s 2007 release, Lines In The Dirt, featured a duet with country songstress Suzy Bogguss. He has appeared on stage with Bogguss, Canadian fiddler April Verch, and legendary West Coast pickers Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen — all of whom have appeared on Colerick’s CDs.

Have a listen to Brad

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

 

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Owner, Jeanna Stavas, says, “This event is not about me but an opportunity to thank everyone that has supported me through the years; my family and friends, guests and patrons, partners and the surrounding communities and Nebraska City. It was only with all of these people that this business has been a success.  It was a crazy idea I had to leave my corporate technology job and pursue a new endeavor/career where I was able to enjoy my passion of people and food!  It’s been an exciting 10 years and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!  We hope you can join us!”

Join the Facebook event to learn more, follow our vendors and sponsors, find out what’s up for raffle, help us keep track of how many people are coming  and we might even drop some hints for the scavenger hunt.

The festivities will include:

Music featuring local artists: Chris Saub, Aly Peeler and the Pioneers and The Packages

Food and Drink Vendors: Prairie Fire Pizza, Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard and Fruitemade Frozen Pops

Free while they last…

Jeanna’s chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes from Janie’s Confections

Door prize for the first 200 attendees

A Scavenger Hunt – Test your knowledge of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast

And so much more…

**A patio of memories will be created from pavers donated and signed by guests that they can come visit for years to come.

**Jeanna enjoys teaching about food and the joy it can bring so searched for a way to give back to the community with a focus on food. A raffle will be held with all proceeds going towards local food projects such as the food pantry, backpack program and a kids cooking camp to be taught by Jeanna this winter. Local partners were willing to donate some fantastic items to support both the event and the giveaways. Thank you to KR Creative, Table Creek Golf Club, Mary Pargett Photography, Cargill and Fareway and many, many others!

There is no cover charge.  Pizza, wine and frozen pops will be available for sale.  We encourage you to bring your own picnic blanket and lawn chairs. Some tables, chairs and blankets are available, but are limited in number.

Friday Wine Night @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard will be hosting another event filled Friday Wine Night!

Join us for an evening full of wining, dining, and socializing! Spokes will be serving a mouthwatering selection of fire-grilled pizzas, while Red Delicious can entertain your ears with some fun and dance-ready music!

Before your feet hit the dance floor, enjoy a sunset hay rack ride around the Orchard and participate in a tradition as old as wine itself with our good ole’ fashioned GRAPE STOMP!

We hope you can join us for this fun evening at the Orchard!

Doors open at 6:30pm with music starting at 8pm.

Admission: $5

Doug Rees House Concert

Missouri native sings Americana, Folk Rock, Blues & Country

Doug E Rees has been DougReesplaying music and performing since he was a young boy growing up in Southern Missouri near the banks of the Mississippi River. He has combined his love of family, friends and nature, and created songs that focus on these themes. In his shows, Doug E will tell stories and sing songs about his elementary school bus driver, misfits he has befriended, critters, trains and nights spent under the stars by the campfire with just his guitar. But don’t let his humble and laid back personality fool you – Doug E is a talented songwriter who has lived and worked in Nashville, toured the country, and has hosted a successful weekly songwriters showcase in his hometown where Jackson Missouri claims him as their favorite son. Doug encourages his audiences young and old to move to music and to be active and explore the great outdoors.

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Dinner and Song: Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner

Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner

Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner

Ian and Alisa are back again this year!  The duo of singer/songwriter and fiddle player have a great dynamic. And, Ian’s brand new Acoustic Album has just recently been released, so we’ll be one of those with early access!

Ian McFeron started out in Seattle where his independent debut album was picked up by a major commercial radio station. Early hometown success drew McFeron into a full-time recording and touring career, and he has spent the last decade performing in the US and Europe, growing a loyal national audience and attracting media attention stretching across the Atlantic. His songwriting has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and John Lennon. He currently tours in support of his seventh studio album Time Will Take You, recorded in Nashville with Grammy nominated Producer/Guitarist Doug Lancio and members of Ryan Adams band The Cardinals.

McFeron will be joined on tour by fiddler, cellist, and harmony vocalist Alisa Milner. Milner grew up playing old-time Texas-style fiddle music, spending her youth competing in countless state and national fiddle competitions throughout the Northwestern United States. When she’s home, Milner continues to play in an old-time fiddle group along with her father and her two brothers.

 
“…McFeron is a fine singer and songwriter, an alt-folk/rock/Americana performer who strikes a cool balance between the mellow and the edgy.”
—Jim Beal, San Antonio Express-News Music Critic

 

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow
There are 22 seats available.
Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, April 12.

Starter: Salad and Smoked Gouda Soup

Main Course: Almond crusted pork scallopini, roasted potoatoes and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Wine Soaked Grape Cake

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

40-45 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Sarah Peacock House Concert

sarahpeacock2014The perfect marriage of Heart and Sheryl Crow, Sarah Peacock is a country-rock powerhouse! She has just finished a new EP with Nashville producer, Ken Coomer (of Wilco), and her song, “Hurricane” won best song in the 2014 American Songwriting Awards. Her song, “Beautiful” was a winner in the 2014 International Unsigned Only Competition, and she was named Listening Room Network’s Artist of the Year. Peacock has recently received endorsements from Taylor Guitars, DR Strings, and 1964 Ears and was also invited to showcase Nashville’s 2014 CMA Festival.

Sarah began touring in 2005, and has been touring her own original music full time across North America since the release of her first album 2009. She has 4 albums and a 5th is on its way.

As a multi-instrumentalist, she’s just as comfortable grabbing the reins from any member of her band at any time, a feat that has been known to happen occasionally during a live show. The first impression, however, centers around her distinctive, powerful “smoky” voice, as it was aptly described by renowned music journalist, Craig Havighurst, following a performance at the famed Music City Roots show.

House Concert Details:

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Neely House Concert

NeelyPhotoNashville, Tennessee based Husband-Wife DUO return. These semi-locals were one of our VERY early shows back in 2011.

Nestled in the heart of Music City (Nashville, TN), enigmatic husband & wife duo NEELY emerge with a grit and energy that integrates the region’s eclectic musical soundscape into an array of well-crafted Rock anthems featuring spine chilling harmonies and hook-laden lyrics. Backed by a tight, hard-hitting lineup of dynamic, high-powered musicians, NEELY is a modern rock force to be reckoned with.

With a simple yet heartfelt approach to scripting songs Jeremy and Kaci have compiled a set of songs that span an array of emotion. From the anthemic “Everything I Am” to driving guitars and vocals on “In The Middle” to the heartfelt cry of affection that pours out of “You and Me” the relentless onslaught of catchy melodies and well crafted lyrics have captivated listeners all over the world. NEELY has spent decades crafting and honing their skills to pour into the making of Everything I Am, Colorblind, and Kiss My Grits and that same skill, experience, and energy is on display in their live performances.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.

Ben Bedford House Concert

Join us for our first house concert of 2105 on Thursday, January 15.  Ben Bedford, a return artist, is back here at Whispering Pines B&B!

Bed BedfordBen Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives. With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during the American Civil War, the aerial triumphs of Amelia Earhart, the life of Jack London, the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, John the Baptist, the poet Vachel Lindsay and even the 1973 standoff between members of The American Indian Movement and federal agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Often drawing upon history, Bedford’s songs have a strong sense of time and place. The songs are rich in sensory detail which allows the listener to hear, see and feel each narrative.
“The Illinois songwriter is a masterful storyteller who can turn what seem like obscure historical references for engaging tales rife with vivid, stark imagery.”
–Erik Ernst, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

With the release of his third album, What We Lost, Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the ‘old soul’ quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

Follow this link to have a listen to Ben or find out more about him.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.

Jesse Terry House Concert

Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favorite at nationwide live venues and concert series.

jesseterryWith three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International.

“His ability to craft memorable songs is complimented by his supreme ability to deliver them in a sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching, but always sincere and authentic manner,” praises Dave Dircks, host of the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes, Acoustic Long Island. “At the core of it all, his personality – sunny naivety meets gritty wisdom – is what sets Jesse Terry apart…”

On his own from a young age, Jesse defied the odds by nurturing his passion for music; attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, landing a Nashville Publishing deal only two months after graduation, touring the globe, and building a close and ever-expanding fan base who avidly funded his last two albums via Pledge Music campaigns. His audience grew quickly from one, his grandmother who was lulled to sleep by his guitar playing and toe-tapping, into a strong grassroots foundation of worldwide individuals who were captivated in settings spanning from intimate listening rooms to house concerts and festivals both small and large. Person by person, state by state, country by country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years, including at multiple gigs where he opened for major artists such as Darrell Scott, Paula Cole, Marty Balin, Liz Longley, and founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin.

Though the momentum of his career accelerates daily, he attributes his success to his wife and touring partner, Jess, saying her unwavering support was the reason for his first full tour. Cosmically drawn to each other when they met in the South Pacific in 2010, and married only six months later, Jesse and Jess epitomize the kind of love that romantics throughout time have both sought after and struggled to describe. As being apart wrenched their hearts more and more whenever Jesse toured for days, then weeks at a time, the couple decided to unite on all fronts, and travel the country and world together. The solid foundation behind her husband’s career in all ways from being his muse and moral support to setting up the stage and co-managing the family business, together the two tour nonstop; their only address the blur of a license plate number as it flies down whichever street they happen to traverse.

The road now his home, his fans his family, and Jess his rock, Jesse Terry’s music and life are truly about the journey. His original sound continues to galvanize national and global exposure, including recent placements on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” Lufthansa Airlines, and PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” fueling the prospects of his future steadily ablaze, trails of accolades following in his wake.

Undoubtedly intrepid, yet refreshingly genuine and modest, Jesse sums up his view on success, close connection with fans and strangers alike, and excitement for each day with an apropos quote from the film Into the Wild:

“Happiness,” he says, “is only real when shared.”

Follow this link to hear Jesse

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.

Flagship Romance plays Dinner and Song night at Whispering Pines B&B

The story of Flagship Romance represents more than just an opportunity to hear two individually talented performers using their abilities to create something bigger than themselves. It is an invitation to witness an actual couple with a shared passion and chemistry, doing what they love with whom they love, with a desire to change the world one song at a time.FlagshipRomance

Flagship Romance consists of real-life lovers, singers, and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

Since the release of their debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, and Mason Jennings. Flagship Romance has also been a part of some of 2013’s biggest festivals including SXSW, Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.

In today’s music market, where more and more avid listeners are clamoring for something honest and real, Flagship Romance plans to take that honesty, chemistry, and “real-ness” to new heights.

Follow this link to watch a video.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow
There are 18 seats available.
Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, October 21

The Seasonal Menu will be announced by 10/11

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

40-45 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

Annalise Emerick House Concert

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“I’ve reconciled the fact that I’ll never live a simple life,” she says plainly, “and that’s alright with me. This is the life I chose for myself.” For Annalise Emerick, it isn’t just a brush-off. The self-starting, twenty-something, singer-songwriter has been on the road virtually non-stop for three years solid. This summer alone, she plays to sold-out crowds at over 150 shows in 90 different cities with the aid of nothing but a guitar. Choosing to leave behind any semblance of a normal life for the day-to-day of a traveling independent musician, however, was always a no-brainer for the Nashville spitfire. “It’s all about building on something and getting out there in front of people,” she explains. “If you’re going to do it, then you have to really go for it.” And that’s precisely what she’s done.

Gathering material from her life experiences and seemingly infinite travels, Emerick conceived the aptly named Field Notes, her debut, full-length album and subsequent road diary. Recorded with her heart on her sleeve and a collection of autobiographical tunes in her pocket, the album exhibits the raw vocals and heartfelt lyricism that have situated her among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Natalie Maines alike. For Field Notes, it’s Emerick’s effortless aptitude to blend pop songwriting sensibilities with pristine Americana overtones that really shines through, highlighting her incredible penchant for spinning tales both uniquely personal and universally recognizable.

Now, three years after the release of her first EP, fresh off of a first place win in the New England Songwriter’s Competition and a relocation back to Nashville, Emerick returns with Field Notes, a folk-inspired, markedly more mature turn for the singer that demonstrates just how much her endless days on the road and years of hard work have fostered her growth as an artist and performer.

“This album really means a lot to me,” she shares. “In a way, it’s a compilation of all the exploring I’ve done over the past few years… songs from being out in the world and experiencing life. These are songs about love, dreams, childhood friends, and stories I’ve picked up from traveling. The whole time I’ve been compiling material for this record, I’ve imagined an explorer out in the wild with a notebook just jotting down ideas, theories, and drawings. And that’s exactly what this album is. These are my thoughts. These are my field notes.”

Have a listen to Annalise.

House Concert Details

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.

Dinner and Song night featuring The Anatomy of Frank

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Post-pop quintet The Anatomy of Frank, who hail from the misty mountains of Virginia, quickly asserted themselves by touring expansively across North America within three months of their first performance in 2011. For two years they released nothing beyond an intriguing three-song EP entitled Relax, there’s nothing here but old pictures. In 2013 they stunned listeners around the world with their debut full-length, Pangaea, an enigmatic album that wanders from the carefree heights of pop to a moody, otherworldly realm of post-rock over the course of 53 minutes.

A growing curiosity began to form among fans concerning the band’s tour schedule, particularly over their concerts in remote places such as the west fjords of Iceland, interior Alaska, and small towns bordering the arctic in northern Canada. In January of 2014, the band made an announcement that took many by surprise: they are embarking on a project to record an album for every continent on earth. Furthermore, each “continent” album will be recorded on its respective continent, where the band will relocate for the recording process. This is a historic undertaking, as no band has ever attempted or accomplished this feat.

After a successful fundraising effort, The Anatomy of Frank have begun work on their upcoming album for North America. They return to the studio with producer Lance Brenner in Charlottesville, Virginia, and anticipate the album’s release in early 2015. Until then, the band’s tour schedule takes them across both North America and Europe.

Follow this link to watch a video or here to listen to the band.

Dinner and Song Details

Dinner service at 6:30 PM, music will follow
There are 18 seats available.
Advanced reservations are required by 3 PM, September 21

Starter: Salad and Puree of Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Main Course: Almond crusted pork scallopini, roasted sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Dessert:  Apple Crisp

Meal $25 per person plus tax and gratuity (credit cards accepted)

40-45 minutes of music will follow dinner with $15 – $20 per person suggested donation to the artists.

Please call 402-873-5850 to RSVP if you would like to make a reservation specifically for this event.

For a full calendar of upcoming concerts, follow this link.