The Garden Party was a unique and intimate music and food series in the bucolic Gardens of the Weeksville Historic Houses that took place from 2007-2012. The free performances included multimedia elements, performances, free arts workshops for children and a “curated” selection of food vendors. The Garden Party showcased vanguard musical artists and their process.

The artists, food, historic houses, atmosphere, and audiences worked in tandem to create this rarefied experience. The Garden Party represented freedom of intellectual and creative expression by presenting work which represented a strong independent vision. Past Garden Party performers include; Amel Larrieux, Willis Earl Beal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Krystle Warren, Alice Smith, BLK JKS, Game Rebellion, Cody ChesnuTT, Valarie June, Martin Luther, Meshell Ndgeocello, Theopholus London, John Forte, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Keziah Jones.

Crowd, 2012

Crowd, 2012

Arts Workshop with Teaching Artist Konstance Patton

Arts Workshop with Teaching Artist Konstance Patton

Georgia Anne Muldrow

Georgia Anne Muldrow

Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal

DJ Manchildblack

DJ Manchildblack

Cody ChesnuTT

Cody ChesnuTT

Meshell Ndgeocello

Meshell Ndgeocello