On September 14, from 4-7 pm, Hotel Washington will be serving up live music, dinner and drinks on the lawn with musical guests Strawberry Heritage and Saltbreaker. With plenty of space to spread out on the lawn, the crew at Hotel Washington want to offer a way to bring people together safely to enjoy an evening with delicious and locally-sourced food. The event is free, though good will offerings for the traveling musicians will be happily accepted. Guests can reserve a table ahead of time or bring their own chairs and picnic blankets.
Strawberry Heritage, known off-stage as John Hanson, is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, based out of Detroit, MI. The musical arrangements are filled with folk and classical instrumentation, centered around guitar-based songwriting and vocal harmony. His latest album, Light Magic, was released April 18, during the height of quarantine isolation with an online concert. It features songs packed with lush vocal harmony and nuanced emotional charge. Events around the record have been extremely limited due to COVID-19.
“The songs channel deep feelings, the curiosity of new relationships and navigating the challenges of stagnant ones. Other themes include the upcoming apocalypse, radical self care and a love hate relationship with the sun,” Hanson writes.
The night will also include an instrumental ambient set of harp music by new age project, Saltbreaker.
To honor the season’s abundance, The Hotel Washington team will be grilling out on the lawn. In addition to highlighting the booming veggie harvest they will be grilling up corn and Waseda Farm sausages. The night will also feature wine specials, doughnuts, ice cream and homemade s’mores kits to toast over the bonfire. The team will capture the flavors of the changing seasons in the night’s offerings.
“We are looking forward to gathering together and celebrating the start of fall on the front lawn … no hiding in the kitchen!” said Amanda Ebenhoef, the Hotel’s pastry chef.
Find more information at: hotelwashingtonandstudio.com/ Rain date will be Tuesday Sept 15, 4-7pm