Music in the Orchard

2017 Concert Series

Enjoy a picnic in the Herr House orchard with Lancaster’s best new lineup of regional artists. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy each concert.  The 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum is a smoke-free environment. Please do not bring alcohol or pets; service animals are permitted.

Please note that Music in the Orchard will be held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the implement shed. In the case of severe weather, a decision to cancel would be made by 3 p.m. Saturday.

Adults: $8
Children under 12: Free
No pets please.

No advance tickets required. For more information, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail

Saturday, June 10, 6:00 pm

Seasons will open the series on Saturday, June 10. The Lee siblings—Mary-Kate Spring, Peter Winter, Mary-Teresa Summer, Mary-Grace Autumn, and Mary-Clare Chun—are talented multi-instrumentalists who carry a vibrant, living sound. They perform Celtic music as well as some American folk music. Matt Miskie, a singer-songwriter and master storyteller, will open.

Saturday, June 24, 6:00 pm

Vulcans will give the second concert on Saturday, June 24. They deliver pure and honest folk music through three-part harmony over shifting instrumental configurations. Vulcans seek to craft modern Americana tunes using three-part harmony as an instrument in itself, creating winding and bending melodies that sway from major, to minor, and back to major. Alex Brubaker will open. He combines traditional melodic guitar lines with rhythmic drive, using the guitar as a percussive instrument, and his own unique writing style.

Saturday, July 8, 6:00 pm

Joy Ike, born to Nigerian immigrants, will give the third concert on Saturday, July 8. With poetic lyrics, soaring vocals, and percussive piano-playing, Ike performs a unique blend of neo-soul with a hint of pop. Terry Strongheart, noted Native American musician, will open.

Saturday, July 22, 6:00 pm

Sopa Sol will give the fourth concert on Saturday, July 22. Sopa Sol is the combined group of Daryl Snider, a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and saxophonist, and Frances Crowhill Miller. Their music is organic and soulful, with attention given to worldwide influences.

Saturday, August 5, 6:00 pm

The series will end with a performance by Smokehouse 4 on Saturday, August 5. Smokehouse 4 draws on the rich tradition of New Orleans blues and soul, with a dash of funk, to deliver powerhouse jams and gritty, tight grooves.