ARTIST
SERIES

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 2020, Everwood has donated over $33,000 to local school programs.

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

NACHITO HERRERA

Cuban Jazz and Classical Pianist

Saturday, June 19, 2019

"Thank you for this amazing opportunity! You will always be in our hearts now. Los querremos mucho y los extrañamos mucho y siempre estamos juntos Gracias Bendiciones Su familia."

 

AURORA Y NACHITO

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“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

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S. CAREY

Saturday, August 10, 2019

"What a place! Need to come back! Love-"

- S. CAREY

 

"Thank you for having us. Truly a place that will stick in my memory forever."

- BEN LESTER

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CHAMPAGNE CONFETTI
FEATURING ABY WOLF

Eric Mayson and 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

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THEATER LATTE DA
“UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL”

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

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"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)

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TRANSATLANTIC LOVE AFFAIR
“ASH LAND”

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)

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"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)

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"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)

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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)

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“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)

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"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

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CHARLIE PARR

Saturday, June 3, 2017

“Thanks so much for having me – it was truly an honor.”

- CHARLIE PARR

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ONDARA

Saturday, July 29, 2017

 

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“ELECTRA” - 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

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DUSTY HEART

August 12, 2016

“Thanks for having a beautiful vision and the courage and perseverance to make it happen. Everwood Farmstead is a very special place; a haven for artists and people to come together. Looking forward to coming back again soon!”

- BARBARA JEAN

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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

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HALEY

June 25, 2016

“Damn. There's nothing better than playing in a thunderstorm in Dunn County, Wisconsin at Everwood Farmstead.”

- HALEY

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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

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“GOOD JOB HORSES” - THEATRE FOREVER

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

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“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

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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

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CHASTITY BROWN

May 30, 2015

“This has felt more like a retreat than a typical performance. This place calms one’s soul. I can’t express how grateful I am to have crossed y’all’s path. Your new friend and fan.”

- CHASTITY BROWN

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