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Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood’s Chesterfest 2016

July 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood's Chesterfest 2016Chesterwood brings back their popular, summertime concert series with Chesterfest 2016: Friday evenings from July 22nd through August 26th, 2016.

Chesterwood is the country estate of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his works certainly will. French is the sculptor of the iconic Abraham Lincoln found inside the Lincoln Memorial, the Concord Minuteman, and many other famous works.

Located in Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Chesterwood estate was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which now operates the 122 acre estate as a museum and sculpture garden. Beyond Chesterfest, Chesterwood hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year.

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Chesterfest – The New Americana Music Festival 2014

July 19, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Chesterfest, The New Americana Music FestivalChesterfest, The New Americana Music Festival, is a series of concerts at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA, every Friday, July 11 through August 29, 2014.

When people hear “Americana” attached to a music festival, the first thing that leaps to their minds is folk or bluegrass: banjos, fiddles, and a wash-tub bass performing old-timey tunes. While Chesterfest certainly has no injunction against said instruments or forms, the key term in the title is “new” and the acts on the festival roster reflect just what Americana can be: contemporary folk, alternative country, rockabilly, garage, punk, and psych-folk.

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