We are excited to announce The Singing Farm Summer Concert Series at the Howard Street Farm! Grab a few friends, set up your blanket and chairs, bring all your best picnic gear, and enjoy a freshly prepared dinner by one of our restaurant-partners, while listening to live music all in the open air. Our second concert is August 16th with music by Nora O’Connor and food by Uncommon Ground.
Each ticket will also include a 4-course dinner freshly prepared by Uncommon Ground that features produce grown on the farm steps from your picnic site. The dinner is prepackaged and provides enough food to satiate four people and two people generously. We ask that guests bring their own plates, glasses, corkscrews, and utensils to minimize waste and cross-contamination. There will be optional add-on tickets for organic wine and Sketchbook beer.
After dinner, sit back and enjoy the music as Nora O’Connor takes the stage! Nora O’Connor is a Chicago-based musician whose vocal talents are the secret weapon behind some of the city’s best performances and recordings. Nora performs solo and curates duo, trio and small group performances with long time local friends and collaborators. She has toured with Neko Case, and spent the last four years touring with The Decemberists. When off the road, Nora is very happy to be in the studio with her band of 18+ years. O’Connor also plays bass and sings back-up for Kelly Hogan, and in 2010, O’Connor and Hogan were primary vocalists for Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on gospel legend Mavis Staples’ Grammy Award-winning album “You Are Not Alone.” In the studio and on the stage, O’Connor has backed (among others) Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers, Jakob Dylan, Archer Prewitt, Robbie Fulks and Alejandro Escovedo. Though she may be primarily known for her signature honey-sweet vocals, she’s a solid sender on guitar and bass, an enthusiastic and inspired collaborator, and always ninja-nimble and professional to a T — just a few of the reasons why this lady’s phone never stops ringing. Get ready to clap along and maybe even do a little boogie woogie!
Proceeds from ticket sales support The Talking Farm, an IL 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, and ticket sales are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under the law.