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Beginning Saturday, October 3 with The Fiddling Thomsons, the American Independence Museum will host Concerts on the Lawn at Folsom Tavern.

A socially distanced series that will feature local musicians who are also stewards of musical culture, history, and traditional folkways, Concerts on the Lawn is part of the museum’s ongoing ‘re-imagined’ American Independence Festival.

“We are excited to host this series and bring people back to our grounds while still following all COVID-19 protocols,” said Emma Stratton, museum executive director. 

At the first event, guests will enjoy Ryan Thomson, a multi-instrumentalist performer who plays the fiddle, accordion, banjo, Celtic flute, piano and pennywhistle. 

“His family’s musical heritage stretches back to the pioneer days,” said the museum’s Victoria Su, who planned the series.

Ryan will be joined by his son, Brennish, who plays the fiddle and is carrying forward his family’s music traditions.

The series continues on Saturday, October 10 with Theo Martey & The Akwaaba Ensemble and concludes on October 17 with the Jordan TW Trio.

Concerts on the Lawn is presented through a grant from New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, sponsorship from Newburyport Bank, and in partnership with the Exeter Area YMCA.

Tickets range from $5 to $15 with children under 6 free. Pre-registration is required and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and picnics. 

To learn more, or purchase tickets, click here

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum is currently developing a variety of public and education programs in digital formats to encourage digital inclusion for all ages.