‘Barnyard Sessions’ concert series returns to Millbrook’s 4th Line Theatre in September

Four concerts will feature 16 singer-songwriters including Greg Keelor, Terra Lightfoot, Julian Taylor, Sarah MacDougall, Evangeline Gentle, Rick Fines, The Weber Brothers, and more

Hamilton's Terra Lightfoot is one of 16 singer-songwriters, including 11 local ones, who will be performing at Winslow Farm in Millbrook over four evenings in late September as part of 4th Line Theatre's "The Barnyard Sessions: All About the Song" concert series. (Photo: Matt Dunlap)
Hamilton's Terra Lightfoot is one of 16 singer-songwriters, including 11 local ones, who will be performing at Winslow Farm in Millbrook over four evenings in late September as part of 4th Line Theatre's "The Barnyard Sessions: All About the Song" concert series. (Photo: Matt Dunlap)

This September, 4th Line Theatre is bringing back its popular “The Barnyard Sessions” concert series featuring 16 mostly local singer-songwriters performing over four evenings at the Winslow Farm in Millbrook.

First launched last fall, each of the series of four concerts produced by singer-songwriter Kate Suhr will be presented outdoors “in the round,”, with four musicians sharing the stage and taking turns explaining the process behind their songwriting. Last year’s series was a sell-out.

This year’s “The Barnyard Sessions: All About the Song” will include Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, Terra Lightfoot, Aphrose, The Weber Brothers, Julian Taylor, Sarah MacDougall, Ben Kunder, James McKenty, Rick Fines, Evangeline Gentle, Melissa Payne, Dylan Ireland, Emily Burgess, Kyler Tapscott, Nicholas Campbell, and Kate Suhr.

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The 90-minute concerts take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th.

“When I had the idea for The Barnyard Sessions in 2021, I never imagined how well-received it would be,” says Kim Blackwell, 4th Line’s managing artistic director, in a media release. “Those four nights in early fall of 2021, in the barnyard at the Winslow farm, were magical and I know everyone who attended, felt it. We want to capture that magical again this year with the second instalment of The Barnyard Sessions. These intimate concerts are extraordinary interplays between musicians, music and audiences.”

Here’s who will be appearing when:

  • Thursday, September 22 – Sarah MacDougall, Ben Kunder, Julian Taylor, and Evangeline Gentle
  • Friday, September 23 – The Weber Brothers, Aphrose, Rick Fines, and Nicholas Campbell
  • Thursday, September 29 – Greg Keelor, Terra Lightfoot, James McKenty, and Melissa Payne
  • Friday, September 30 – Emily Burgess, Kyler Tapscott, Dylan Ireland, and Kate Suhr

Tickets for each concert are now available for $40, including service fees and taxes. The capacity for each performance is 100 seats to ensure an intimate experience.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 705-932-4445 (toll free at 1-800-814-0055), online at 4thlinetheatre.on.ca, or at 4th Line Theatre’s Box Office at 4 Tupper Street, Millbrook.