(MORRISTOWN, NJ) — A free show on Wednesday, June 8 with Grateful Dead tribute band This Old Engine kicks off a series of performances at the Property — which opened in 2020, but hasn’t regularly featured live original music until now. Also coming this summer is a side project from Railroad Earth, Steve Kimock and Friends, and Spafford. These shows are presented by Fly V Productionswho has been promoting live music in New Jersey for several years (notably at The Stanhope House).
“Some of my friends think I’m crazy for investing my time and money in live performances of original music – especially in these times,” says promoter Vincent Ventriglia of Flying V Productions. “But music is my passion, and as Homestead owner Billy Walsh says, ‘Let’s make it fun.’ ”
The farm is located in the heart of Morristown at 10 Dehart Street and bills itself as a hip, split-level bar offering craft cocktails, beer and “raised bar bites”. Located approximately 30 miles west of Manhattan, Morristown is easily accessible via Routes 80 and 287 and other local highways.
“I brought in a new stage, lights and sound, and we have a capacity of 700 people. There’s no other venue like this in northern New Jersey,” says Ventriglia, who is also a musician and therefore held in high esteem by the bands. he delivers. “I firmly believe that everyone who comes out will enjoy our shows and walk away with a smile on their face.”
Fittingly during the ‘sweet opening’ of the Flying V show series, West New Jersey native and Railroad Earth frontman Todd Sheaffer led the way as his all-star band rocked the Homestead April 24.
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Upcoming featured shows at the Homestead are:
Wednesday, June 8, This Old Engine, free show. One of New Jersey’s main homages to Dead.
BENEFIT: Sunday, July 17, The Shawnee Mountain Boys, $20. An evening full of roots and Americana, featuring members of Railroad Earth, with special guest Blake Christiana of Yarn; and Bobby Syvarth’s album release party. Opening of Vincent Ventriglia’s Wig Party. Benefits The Shawnee Creek Watershed Conservancy.
Sunday, August 14: Steve Kimock and Friends, $35. Guitarist considered one of the great improvisers of his generation.
Spafford, date to be determined. Arizona band known for their amazing improvisational skills and extended improvisational jams.
Perpetual Groove, date TBA. From Savannah, Ga., known for their mix of southern rock, funk, jazzy improvisation, indie rock and synth loops.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; on other nights, the show is at 8:00 p.m. Other performances will be announced as reservations are confirmed.