Concerts in the Courtyard: Belle-Skinner
July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that Bennington Museum has received an anonymous grant once more for 2022, plus additional support from the Golub Foundation. Performances will begin June 3rd and run through September 2nd, 2022, and will be free of charge.
All events take place from 5-7pm.
Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs!
The Avocado Pit will set up shop in front of the Museum’s gates, serving delicious tacos, beer and wine.
In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled by 2pm on Fridays. Check our facebook page for updates.
Museum educators will provide free children’s activities during Concerts in the Courtyard. Kids of all ages will find a fun makerspace at the picnic tables where they can create art based on art and objects featured in the Museum.
Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen, and early St. Vincent.
Opening for acts such as Mitski, Cautious Clay, Sean Rowe, Mikaela Davis, Saint Saviour (Groove Armada), Bill Ryder-Jones (Arctic Monkeys), Joy Ike, Winterpills, and Heather Maloney, she has performed at venerated venues like The Linda Performing Arts Center, Proctor’s Theatre, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and the Roundhouse Theatre in London.
In 2015 she was a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour Competition; a showcasing songwriter on the main-stage at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO; a semi-finalist in The 2015 Great American Songwriting Contest; a finalist in July 2016’s SolarFest Songwriter Showcase; a showcasing artist at August 2016’s MusikFest, the country’s largest free music festival; and a performer at Brooklyn’s famous Northside Festival.