Join us at Lavender Hill Farm on Saturday, September 24, at 6 PM for Play It Forward, a benefit performance by the Joshua Davis Band!
Experience the stunning grounds of Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City before a performance by The Joshua Davis Band in the event barn. This exclusive fundraising event includes an auction to support arts education at CTAC. The auction will feature a work of original art by local artist Kevin Barton. His piece will be auctioned off live at the event on stage.
Guests are invited to pack a picnic, lawn chair, and "BYO" wine. Picnicking is welcome before shows beginning at 5:30 pm
5:30 PM // Gates Open
6 - 7 PM // Local Ground live music outdoor performance with Caroline Barlow
7:30 PM // Joshua Davis Band
Featured artwork will be auctioned of live on stage
Theater Seating: $37.50
General admission, with assigned seats.
Lawn Seating: $15.50
Hang out on the lawn and listen to the music under the stars.
*Lawn seats are for your listening pleasure and may not have a view of the artist or stage. BYO CAMP CHAIR.
ALL SALES FINAL
Play It Forward Featured Artist: Kevin Barton
Kevin Barton's work, Late in the Day Lavender, will be on display at Lavender Hill Farm on September 24, 1 - 7 PM and will be available for bidding. Bidding will culminate live on stage during the Play It Forward performance.
You can view Late in the Day Lavender at CTAC - Petoskey beginning September 9th.
Kevin Barton, Late in the Day Lavender
Oil, 18" x 24”
Bidding begins at $1,000
About Joshua Davis Band
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.
Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based Davis has honed an impressive range of skills – songwriter, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist among them – in the most honest possible fashion: night after night, song after song, show after show Davis simply delivered every performance as though his life depended on it. Investing himself in the American musical diaspora, he has explored the common thread connecting folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, and country forms – discovering his personal perspective as a composer in the process.
“My sound is rooted in the folk tradition,” Davis explains, “but it’s not folk music. Terms like Americana, roots rock, and heartland rock come up, but there’s so much more to it than that. I’m not a purist: I play with that American folk lineage, I play with those metaphors.” His versatility and ravenous musical curiosity has resulted in a divergent and fervent output. Since his appearance as a finalist on Season 8 of NBC’s “The Voice”, Davis has been churning out an album a year and has plans to continue to do so. His sensibilities shine brightest on his latest trio of solo releases, each a thoughtful dispatch on life, love, change, and growth.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LAVENDER HILL FARM FOR HOSTING THIS BENEFIT PERFORMANCE