Held in the 100-year old barn, the Artist Series provides a unique and intimate venue surrounded by natural beauty. You’ve never experienced performances like this.
The barn has featured a full spectrum of singer/songwriters, storytellers, poets, theater companies, film, dance, and orchestra principals, just to name a few. Artists and audiences alike seem to be transformed by these performances in the church-like barn.
One-half of the Artist Series ticket proceeds go to the artists and the other half is distributed through Everwood's Aspiring Artists Fund. The Fund allows arts-focused teachers in Barron, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties to let us know about exciting projects that need support so their students can flourish. We'll reveal the recipient(s) at each performance. Since 2012, Everwood has donated almost $33,000 to local school programs.
Champagne Confetti featuring Aby Wolf
August 17, 2019
Saturday, August 7, 2021
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Show Time
PaviElle is an Emmy Award winning, interdisciplinary artist, hailing from Rondo — a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul. Known for her powerhouse vocals, she will be performing with an equally powerful 6-piece band. PaviElle is a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (2021-22), a McKnight Artist Fellow (2020) and a Global Artists Initiative - Artist In Residence at MacPhail Center For The Arts. Her symphony was just featured at the New World Symphony in April 2021, under the direction of Conductor, Edwin Outwater, and Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas.
FEATURING DANNY SCHMIDT
Saturday, August 14, 2021
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Show Time
Austin, TX-based Carrie Elkin possesses an infectious energy that cannot be contained. She straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet-fragile voices of powerful women. With her unpretentious charm and love of performing, Carrie wins over audiences with her songs and her soulful and dynamic vocals, drawing favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate.
"An earthy combination of strength and compassion, reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith.
- Austin Chronicle
HER CROOKED HEART
Saturday, September 11, 2021
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Show Time
Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart was conceived of and is led by Rachel Ries. She has enlisted a powerful group of women to join her; women who can in their own way, take on the feminist, humanist mantle of the band and make it their own - Siri Undlin (Humbird), Adelyn Strei (Adro), Hilary James (We are the Willows, Bathtub Cig). The quartet blends classical and electric guitar; piano and vintage synths; cello, woodwinds and drum triggers. This merging of acoustic and synthetic sounds is all in service of the voice: four part vocal harmonies that shift from ethereal to an elemental wail, but always tell a story of transformation.
& DAVID HUCKFELT
Saturday, September 18, 2021
5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Show Time
Musically driven from blending American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and rooted. Koskinen's music is a lyrical and musical metaphor of Americans' theater of love and war, of history and pain, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie, Ry Cooder and Randy Newman while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen "the real deal and the best country songwriter in Minnesota."
David Huckfelt has shared stages with a staggering diversity of artists from Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris & Greg Brown, to Bon Iver, Arcade Fire & Gregory Alan Isakov. In thousands of shows across the United States, Canada & overseas, Huckfelt's performances range from small-town opera houses and Midwestern barn concerts to national tours and festival stages. His songs are peopled with the kind of imagery and insight that gives Huckfelt a singular voice and perspective among songwriters of his generation.
“THE BEST OF BILLIE AND ME” FEATURING THOMASINA PETRUS
with Tom West (piano), Kevin Washington (drums) and Ron Evaniuk (bass)
Saturday, July 27, 2019
“You guys filled a bucket list for me. Singing in this space was like heaven! The sound was so clean. It makes an artist want to try anything. I let go and floated over the room. The audience felt me and I felt them. Your space is anointed! Thank you.”
- THOMASINA PETRUS
”Thank you so much for having us here to perform at such a beautiful spot and such a gracious audience. Hope we can come back. Peace and love, all the low notes.”
- RON EVANIUK
"There are no accidents in this here existence. No coincidences. It is all written. In the most Divine hand. Thank you for understanding your place in it. And for playing your position with a most sincere and loving heart. We are blessed. And you'll be blessed in return."
- THE RIESTER/WASHINGTON FAMILY
"What a great nurturing place to play! Thank you for the opportunity."
- TOM WEST
FEATURING ABY WOLF & FRIENDS
Saturday, August 17, 2019
"Thank you for your dedication to the art, and for your understanding of how art is made — by supporting artists. What you're doing here is engendering a real fueling of community. You're making a lasting impact on the world! I'll never forget my time here. Thanks one million times."
- ABY WOLF
“UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL”
THEATER LATTE DA
Featuring Sally Wingert
Saturday, July 07, 2018
“This is the place where memories are made, where we've found friendships that will last a lifetime.”
- SALLY WINGERT
"I just wanted to thank you for the magical, mystical evening that was our introduction to Everwood. Of course, "Underneath the Lintel" was amazing, and Sally just knocks me out. But what you have created is more than a venue for an amazing performance (although that would be sufficient!) — you've shaped a space that holds sacred intentions. And talking to Chris & Bill, I know that every step has been purposeful, and that they are in awe of it, too. All of us who were there were blessed. Congratulations.”
- JULIE + MICHAEL (Audience members)
TRANSATLANTIC LOVE AFFAIR
Saturday, July 21, 2018
“It's difficult to articulate what this week has been, what it has provided, what it's meant. When you nurture the human you nurture the artists; when you nurture the artist you nurture the human—and Everwood, the space you have created here, does both. Thank you for your generosity in creating and sharing this place and time where history and humanity are honored in equal measure. It is truly both a blessing and a gift to have experienced it."
- ISABEL (TLA)
"What a beautiful, restful, restorative place Everwood is! It embodies your generous, giving spirit. Thank you for inviting TLA out here, both to share Ash Land—and what a perfect place to perform that play!—and to get back to creative connecting together. In Everwood, you give a great gift both to artists and to your community. (And your chickens are a kick!)”
- ERIK (TLA)
"Performing Ash Land in that barn with that audience is one of the best performing experiences I have ever had. You have built a truly amazing place of peace, art and love here. May it last for a long time."
- DEREK (TLA)
JEREMY MESSERSMITH AND THE LAURELS STRING QUARTET
Saturday, August 11, 2017
“Wow! Zowie! Kepow! All I've got are old Batman TV accolades. Thank you for having me at your farm.”
- jeremy messersmith
“You have such a beautiful thing here. Thank you for promoting and supporting the arts in such a stunning and inspiring setting.”
- VALERIE (LAURELS SQ)
“This has been one of the best days of 2018—definitely the best last half of a day! Such beautiful spaces.”
- CORY (LAURELS SQ)
“You have an AMAZING place here. What a beautiful experience on every level. Thank you for your unbelievable hospitality and generosity.”
- JOSH (LAURELS SQ)
“Thank you SO much for this beautiful experience!! It was so special to play in this wonderful, resonant space. I will not forget this time.”
- JESSE (LAURELS SQ)
“Another beautiful evening of music and fellowship. Thank you for sharing your bounty with the rest of us and giving us a place to breathe and hear the music.”
-SONYA (Audience member)
"DUETS" WITH KALEENA MILLER
with JT Bates, Cody McKinney, Bryan Nichols
Saturday, September 15, 2017
“This place is magnificent! Thank you for the space. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you for your unbelievable hospitality! This place is unlike any other. The ways in which you honor and support the arts is... just amazing. Thank you!”
- KALEENA MILLER
“Many thanks for this place and your amazing audience! I look forward to returning and telling everyone to come check it out!”
- JT BATES
“Thank you so much for having us! Beautiful evening.”
- CODY McKINNEY
“Thank you for all you do for artists, audiences, and your greater community. The thoughtfulness and passion you bring to all of this is infections, and all too rare. Thank you!”
- BRYAN NICHOLS
TEN THOUSAND THINGS
Saturday, October 07, 2016
“I can’t fully express how grateful I am that The Everwood Foundation awarded Menomonie High School the Aspiring Artist grant for the purchase of an adaptive potter’s wheel. Even though the specific student that the grant was written for doesn’t have class until the spring, we have already purchased the wheel and it is currently being used by students every day! In two different ceramics classes, there are five students who have been able to rotate using this wheel. Without this incredible tool, these students would not have been able to experience clay in this way. The confidence and pride on their faces thus far has made all of our efforts worth it. If you don’t mind, I will continue to send you updates on the work being produced by these amazing students.
Also, I would like to thank you for inviting my wife and me to the unique performance of Electra! We have never experienced a performance in such a manner. You have such a creative space to provide for artists.
Thank you again for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students!"
- GRAND RUEGNITZ, Menomonie High School
SHÁ CAGE + E.G. BAILEY
July 23, 2016
“There are moments we are able to step out of the rush of “doing” and just be, to experience the bliss and blessings of life and love and this miracle of the place we call home—Mother Earth. This has been one of those moments. Thank you for affording us this time. It has been refreshing and revitalizing. Many blessings to you and everyone that graces this farmstead. All the best.”
- E.G. BAILEY
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your hospitality and open heart-love. For bringing in spoken word and allowing us to be your guests. The food, the herbs, the chickens, the corn, the bees, the prairie, the barn, the muffins, the pancakes, the fruit, the breeze, the porch, the trails—all reasons to forever remember this magical place. May you be blessed. Love, your new friends,”
- SHÁ CAGE
THE BALDWIN SISTERS
May 21, 2016
“Wow. What. Fun. Even the birdies helped us out. Chris + Bill, what a lovely, lovely, magical place you have. God bless you for creating this sanctuary for the arts and us weird/hybrid artists. Love Love Love!!”
- JENNIFER BALDWIN PEDEN
“Ditto. My sister is right on the nose with the perfection of the place and the loveliness of the night. So many thanks and much love.”
- CHRISTINA BALDWIN
“GOOD JOB HORSES”
August 29, 2015
“What a wonderful weekend! I’m quite sure that that was the best the group has ever played the show. The farm, the space and the time to relax really allowed the piece to open up and for the performers to play with true joy. The love and care and openness you give the art, artist and audience is truly invaluable. I think we’re all still wondering what just happened! You are a gift to the universe!”
- JOHN FERGUSON
“It’s October and I find myself thinking about that amazing time at Everwood Farmstead often. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and warmth. You two have a really beautiful thing going on. I felt so welcomed, the show was a blast, the food was amazing, the fire was so fun, and to top it off, we got to take a tour and see the bees! That lip balm is amazing, BTW. I’ve said ‘amazing’ four times now, I’m not trying to be overly enthusiastic, I promise—it’s just an adjective that easily comes to mind when thinking of your place. THANK YOU!”
- CARLY WICKS
“THE PUBLIC DOMAIN”
August 15, 2015
“My films have been programmed around the country on screens big and not so big--including the Sundance Film Festival--but NO exhibition was more special than the one I received this weekend at the Everwood Farmstead Foundation. Bill Underwood and Christopher Everett are the most talented, gracious hosts an artist could hope to have in their corner, their farm an impeccable parcel of groovy, inspired living in rural Wisconsin. AND...my film screened before a diverse, intelligent audience in a BARN—one of the coolest performing-arts spaces I have ever seen (and now screening venue for film) Actress Sara Marsh joined us for the best discussion we have had after any of our dozens of screenings and talkbacks. I don't mean to gush but I am a renewed man after this weekend. The Everwood Farmstead Foundation is supporting artists and bringing people from all walks of life together in the middle of rural Wisconsin by exposing them to great, varied works of art. I feel lucky to have been invited and commend the Foundation on making the world a better place.”
- PATRICK COYLE
JOHN MARK NELSON
+ KARA LAUDON
July 18, 2015
“Thank you SO much for your overwhelming kindness and hospitality at Everwood Farmstead! It was such an honor for Kara and I to be part of this wonderful concept that you have created. I do not exaggerate at all when I say that it was one of my favorite shows that I have ever played. I would love to keep an open dialogue on how I can continue to support you in all that you do! I really believe in what you do and would love to support you in any way I can. I hope it is not long before our paths cross! Thank you for all that you do!”
- JOHN MARK NELSON
June 28, 2014
“This was one of the favorite nights of my life! Thank you Bill and Chris! Dan Chouinard is indeed incredibly talented. He was so enjoyable, and beyond his talent, I also loved his stories. Simone Perrin's expressive singing was a blast! Our family will not forget this incredible night of signing, rain, and laughter at your gorgeous farmstead."
- AMY SCALZE
“THE DRUNKEN CITY”
DARK & STORMY PRODUCTIONS
June 21, 2014
“It was beyond magical getting the Dark & Stormy Productions "Drunken City" crew together one last time at Everwood Farmstead Foundation last Saturday night. Huge thanks to Bill Underwood & Chris Everett for having us. If you haven't been to an event at Everwood yet, GO. It's magical AND you'll be supporting artists AND you'll help benefit local charities and nonprofits. These gentlemen are doing something totally unique and super fantastic."
- SARA MARSH
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM”
TEN THOUSAND THINGS
October 05, 2013
“Thank you for all the work that went into creating the wonderful event in the barn! The actors felt so special and well taken care of — we all loved it! Thank you for all you do to enrich the life of the rural community around you!”
- MICHELLE HENSLEY
“Thank you so much for a truly enchanting evening at Everwood. What a gift to be able to perform in the magical space you two have created. I left feeling inspired by your generosity, creativity and ability to actualize such a beautiful dream. Thank you!”
- MO PERRY
+ DANNY SCHMIDT
April 20, 2013
“Thank you very much for providing a magical concert space. We loved it. So sweet to hear the rain & look out at everyone snuggled up under their blankets. We love you & and the beautiful community you’re creating here. Can’t wait to see you again.”
- CARRIE ELKIN
September 29, 2012
“Thanks for hosting our little family this weekend. The combined tranquility of this land, these buildings, and your kind energy is exactly what we needed. It’s comforting to know there are folks like you calmly and humbly dedicating themselves to the earth and the artful humans on it. – Thank you- We look forward to our next Everwood adventure.”
- SIMONE PERRIN
AARON GABRIEL &
June 08, 2012
“The four essential elements to make theater happen are: a SPACE, an ACTOR, an AUDIENCE and an IDEA. I can't imagine a more inspired SPACE for ACTORS and AUDIENCES to come together. And as far as an IDEA, well the whole IDEA behind Everwood is nothing short of miraculous.”
- PETER ROTHSTEIN
“From the hayloft openings you can see the storm coming. The quality of light changes. The wind ruffles your hair, gently. It smells like rain. Your mind seems open to the vista, to nature, to the possibility of a different approach to the work. The journey to Everwood is just "away" enough. I'm renewed by the change, the beauty, the land, the space to create or just muse. Founded and hosted by two of the kindest people I know, Chris Everett and Bill Underwood, Everwood Farmstead has become the place I keep trying to get back to literally and figuratively. There my art becomes...”
- SALLY WINGERT
“It was an utter privilege and pleasure to be at Everwood: to walk through the grounds, overlook the prairie, sit in your kitchen, read to the community, sleep in the tress (almost!), eat in the candlelit barn. Thank you for the warm and gracious welcome. I’m so impressed with how the place you have created honors the past and looks toward the future.”
- PATRICIA KIRKPATRICK