On Saturday progressive folk group Fireside Collective will perform at the Elm Street Event Green, bringing their unique approach to folk music to Woodstock.
The band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams,” the band began traveling to engage audiences with their unique live shows built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.
The group's mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto described their music as bluegrass, newgrass, and progressive folk, adding that, depending on where the listener comes from and their experience with folk music, they may think the group is traditional or progressive.
“We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night,” he said. “While roots music lies at the core of our songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.”
Fireside Collective is replacing the original Black Market Trust concert performance date, which was postponed to September 2021 due to artist comfort. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
“We are super excited to have the chance to bring some classic bluegrass Woodstock this fall,” Production Manager Brian Gamel said. “Fireside Collective was introduced to me by Marketing Manager Justin Spainhour-Roth, and once I started listening to the group I couldn’t stop. They bring a fresh new take on the classic bluegrass so many of us love. The quintet has written music that highlights their string instruments and their tight and crisp harmonies. Not only that, but they are some of the most entertaining performers you could ever see.”
Fireside Collective is appropriate for all ages to attend, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks (no outside alcohol), as well as decorate their tables. Reformation beer and a variety of wines as well as hard ciders will be available for purchase.
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks as well as spikes and is working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and the artists. Elm Street’s full guidelines can be found here: www.elmstreetarts.org/before-you-go.
Tickets are on sale now at www.elmstreetarts.org. All sales are final and the concert is rain or shine. Tables and seats are available at varying levels.
The Elm Street Event Green is located at 111 Elm St. in Woodstock.
For more information, call 678-494-4251.