Nick D & the Believers, an "indie-pop" band from Columbus, OH, has been called "one of the fiercest live acts" and "consistently mesmerizing," and they're coming to Basking Ridge on May 7 to Rock the Barn at the Ross Farm! 

This event is a great opportunity for all ages to enjoy live music in a beautiful setting. Rock the Barn is the Ross Farm's biggest music event of the spring, and tickets are available via PayPal at for $8, or $10 at the event. The gate will open at 6:30 p.m. and music will start at about 7 p.m. The Ross Farm is located at 135 N. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge, NJ. Plenty of parking is available on site. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and a light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended after the sun goes down. The band will be selling merchandise, the School of Rock will have program information on hand, and snacks will also be sold.

Nick D & the Believers emerged onto the Ohio music scene in mid-2013 and after spending much of this past winter in the studio writing and recording, they're back on the road with new music, including their latest single, "Crown." Their songs have been played on the young adult hit drama "Pretty Little Liars," as well as television shows "Blood and Oil," "Benched," "Chasing Life" and "Stitchers." Drummer Joseph Barker says the band taps into an energy especially in their live shows. "The Believers live show is about leaving it all on the field. We put our whole hearts into the music and do our best to take the audience on the journey with us. It's all about striving to have great moments with the audience that they can take home with them."

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The Chatham School of Rock Street Team will open the show at 7 p.m. The Street Team is the house band of performers and student leaders who audition to represent the School on-stage and in the community at shows, events and fundraisers.

The historic property was home to Elias Boudinot, the tenth President of the Continental Congress in 1782-83. Edmund Ross was the last private owner of the 60+ acre estate. In order to honor their father's wish to preserve the land and house, Ross's children sold the property to the Somerset County Parks Commission in 2005 to be prserved as open space in perpetuity. The Friends of the Boudinot Southard Ross Estate entered into an agreement with the Parks Commission in April 2015, permitting the non-profit organization to conduct historical and cultural events on the property. 

More information about the Ross Farm and this and other upcoming events can be found on their website at, or on Facebook at The Ross Farm - Basking Ridge. For booking information for Nick D & the Believers, contact Pivotal Management at