The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
SweetWater is all about “Evolution” for its 16th Festival of world-class music. The 2019 Festival will be Artistic Director Mark Fewer’s final one at the helm. He’s got a few musical treats left on his bucket list. The stellar line-up includes the SweetWater debut of world-famous counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, Adrian Butterfield, Drew Jurecka, David Braid, Aiyun Huang, Ellen McAteer, Kenneth Slowik, and Rachel Brown. SweetWater’s next Artistic Director, violinist Edwin Huizinga, will also be a featured performer. Free, interactive activities include the family fav Mozart for Munchkins, community playalong Classical Jam, and string instrument showcase Luthier Exhibit, and Luthier Performance & Talk featuring Mark Fewer and moderated by Robert Harris. Friday Night Opening Gala ($55) Saturday Early Evening Concert & Sunday Matinee ($40), Late Night Jazz ($30). Festival Pass (4 Concerts) $150.