In preparation for our fourth festival season, Antenna Cloud Farm is raising funds to continue bringing world-class artists and high-quality music to our region, as well as meaningful outreach experiences to our community in 2020. We are passionate about building a sustainable musical hub here in Gill that provides audiences of all ages with inspiration and opportunities to connect, both to artists and to each other, while nourishing our artists-in-residence with a unique retreat opportunity with which to focus on their craft. We are dedicated to bringing special outreach programming into the community, and each year we look forward to our work with Musica Franklin, students at under-resourced schools, inmates and pre-trial detainees at Franklin County Jail, youth and local community at the Brick House Community Resource Center, and more.
For the past 3 seasons, we've reached more than 2,000 audience members right here at Antenna Cloud Farm, presenting largely sold-out performances by nearly 70 world-class visiting musicians in both our indoor and outdoor concert venues, the latter of which are free to youths 18 and under. Most ACF concerts are preceded by a week-long retreat during which artists-in-residence can focus on project development as well as participate in educational and outreach events which, so far, have reached several hundred less-mobile and underserved members of our community. Musical styles range from old and new classical to experimental pop to jazz and folk. Our audiences also enjoy pre-concert BYO picnics, hilltop sunsets, community bonfires, and meet-and-greet receptions featuring delicious food donated by socially- and environmentally-conscious businesses and food artisans that are beloved by the local community including Upinngil Farm Cheese, Jen’s Bread, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Real Pickles, and People’s Pint.
Your generous donation will go directly to the following: outreach programming, providing free youth admission to outdoor shows, artist travel and honorariums, festival marketing, and countless event and retreat costs.
Antenna Cloud Farm is a true labor of love. We thank you for being an integral part of our community!