Morristown, NJ- This  July Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) presents the popular ‘Summer Concerts in the Garden Series” on Sundays at 4pm. On July 5th MHHM welcomes the Lonely Heartstrings Band to the garden for the first time. Combining instrumental virtuosity, 3-part harmonies, original songwriting and a deep understanding of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music, the Lonely Heartstring Band is all about a great show! From Boston MA, the band has become a staple in the New England bluegrass scene and are quickly building momentum in the rest of the country and in Canada. The Lonely Heartstring Band will transport you to the top of a lonesome mountain, tug at your heartstrings with their songwriting and keep your toes tapping all the while. The beautiful historic gardens will be the backdrop for a superb line up of musicians during this July’s series and a great setting for visitors to settle on the lawn for a relaxing afternoon of music. Bring a picnic, some chairs or a blanket and enjoy the spectacular gardens and tranquil setting.  Generous support for this year’s Summer Concert Series has been provided by Turpin Real Estate.

Hub Hollow returns to the Macculloch Hall lawn on July 12th, after four years of tremendously popular summer performances. Drawing on bluegrass, rock, & old time music, Hub Hollow has been described as “a new kind of old-time music.” Their beautifully blended vocals and intricate melodies reflect a lifetime of creating music together.  United in their desire to create hard-hitting, interesting acoustic music, the members of Hub Hollow have been playing together, in different configurations, for over 20 years. Blending rock & bluegrass, old time & blues, members have enjoyed success on both coasts at many notable venues, including both Telluride and Grey Fox music festivals.

 

A great show will be in store on July 19th when Gary Reed, a crowd favorite for the last three years, takes the stage. Singer-songwriter & guitarist Gary will perform “21st Century Songs with Roots in the 1960’s & 70’s”.  Gary has reemerged as an accomplished and contemporary voice — with lyrics that resonate from that earlier time.  An outstanding guitar player and performer, he is a premier fingerstyle guitar player and guitar champion who writes and plays unique solo guitar arrangements ranging from Joplin to the Beatles, New Age to Yazoo and “Finger Popping” original tunes.

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On July 26th Josh Oliver travels to Morristown for the first time. Josh has spent most of the last decade as both a sideman and solo artist, playing guitar and singing along with various bands and songwriters all over the United States.  He has either toured with or recorded with acts such as the everybodyfields, Mandolin Orange, The Black Lillies, The Deep Dark Woods, Martha Scanlan, Amy Speace, Jill Andrews, and Sam Quinn.  In 2011 Oliver released his self-produced, instrumentally sparse album "Troubles" which included both original and traditional material, then followed up with a 2014 release, "Part Of Life", which was produced by Andrew Marlin from the North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange.   

Tickets for each concert will go on sale from 1pm on the day of the performance, no advance sales. Concert tickets are $15; $10 for members, seniors, students. Free for children under 12. On concert days the Museum building is open

1 - 4pm, concert tickets still available after 4pm.  A special $5 Museum admission ticket can be purchased during the afternoon by concert ticket purchasers.  The last guided tour is at 3pm, galleries remain open until 4pm. Concert goers should please bring blankets or chairs, no seating is available.  Only service animals permitted, no pets please. In the case of inclement weather the performance will be moved indoors (limited seating). The announcement will be made on the Museum’s voicemail and Facebook page the afternoon of the program.  

 

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. The last tour leaves at 3pm. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free. The gardens are open 9 – 4pm Monday to Friday and Sunday afternoons 1 – 4pm. Call (973) 538-2404 ext. 10, visit our website maccullochhall.org or find us on Facebook. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.

 

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