We’re celebrating the Apple Jack festival with an evening of live music featuring national touring singer/songwriter, Mare Wakefield. Join us on the lawn, under the award winning burr oak tree. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Pack your own picnic or snacks, drinks or libations.
“Cozy brilliance … Could she be the merger of Maria McKee, Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton?” ~ Louisville Eccentric Observer – Louisville, KY
“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was more of a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”
Mare grew up 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.”
This versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare’s music as well. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, and take side-trips to ancient Babylon or the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring valor and valentines, hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and gift for melody. Currently based in Nashville, Mare—pronounced Mary—continues her journey by co-writing with hit songwriters and burning up the highways with her piano-playing husband (aptly named Nomad!) and Martin acoustic guitar in tow.
Have a listen to Mare Wakefield
Music starts at 7:00 PM
Suggested $10 -$15 Donation to Performer