Sunset Wednesday: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
On the Great Lawn
Video: Mood Indigo
With thunder threatening, Sunset Wednesday is moving inside Wave Hill House tonight. Leave your chairs at home, bring supper—or purchase some in The Café—to enjoy in the Mark Twain Room or on the Kate French Terrace--no food or drink is allowed in Armor Hall. Doors to Armor Hall will open at 6:20pm. Seating in the hall is limited to 185 people, so if you want a seat in the hall, please come on the early side.
Rob Hecht - Fiddle
Mike Sailors - Trumpet
Chris Gelb - Drums
Ryan Weishiet - Bass Saxophone
Megg Farrell - Voice, Guitar
Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is led by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret and gut-bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.
Read a recent interview with Sweet Megg here!
Sunset Wednesday concerts are held on the Great Lawn. Please leave your blankets home, but feel free to bring a picnic and your own folding chair--ours will fill quickly. You may also use the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery, or purchase supper from The Café and dine on the Kate French Terrace. In case of rain, the music will move indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace. There is no food or drink allowed in Armor Hall. Check wavehill.org for shuttle service and for The Café menu on Sunset Wednesdays.
Grounds open till 8:30PM.
Glyndor Gallery and The Cafe will be open till 7:30PM.
Perkins Visitor Center and Shop till 7PM.
Free with admission to the grounds. Special evening admission to the grounds starts at 4PM; $12 general adult admission; $8 student and seniors 65+; $6 children ages six+.
Purchase admission online by 4pm on day of event and save $2. Online registration opens May 28. (Sorry, no refunds or credits.) Free to Wave Hill Members and children under age six. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.
Sunset Wednesdays offer a series of seven lively outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy an inspiring mix of jazz, world, folk, Latin and Caribbean artists in this highly anticipated, summer series.