finished with an orange pineapple dill sauce
and served with coconut Thai red rice
Thursday thru the weekend or until it runs out (call ahead to reserve)
This Weekend's Music Lineup Final Friday Concert of the Season
While the Autumnal Equinox is still three weeks away, you've probably noticed the days are quickly getting shorter. Here at the Rookery we especially feel the difference on Friday evenings. When the band signed off at the conclusion of our first Friday outdoor music performance of the season less than two months ago, the sun was still high in the sky. It seemed as though our weekly 5-8 PM concerts may have been scheduled a bit too early. Fast forward to tomorrow evening, and we'll be happy to have a few lights on the stage as the sun slowly slips below the horizon 17 minutes before the last draw of the bow and
final pluck of the banjo.
And what a great way...with fiddle and banjo...to wrap our Friday evening series! Tom and Jed were enthusiastically welcomed by Rookery music fans when they first appeared here on a Sunday afternoon at the end of July. The duo, featuring Tom Draughon on guitar and Jed Malischke on banjo, perform traditional & modern bluegrass plus originals. They've been called the best thing since Flatt and Scruggs...at least here in the Northwoods! Come check 'em out tomorrow evening and you'll no doubt want to make plans to see them again when they return as half of the band TrueGrass on Sunday afternoon, September 17.
And speaking of Sunday afternoons, while the time may have come to bid adieu to Friday evening performances, live music lovers will be happy to know the outdoor fun carries on for another full month.
And every year it seems as though our September music Sundays are some of the most beautiful and busy of our entire 16 week season.
That's certainly shaping up to be the case this coming first Sunday of the month, with sunny skies and temps in the mid-70s. And on a holiday weekend no less! So we encourage you to get here early that day, as we're expecting a nice crowd to come hear Yazmín, one of the Rookery's most popular performers every summer.
A native of Washburn who grew up in and around the Big Top Chautauqua, Yazmín performs many of her own original Indie, folk, and pop compositions. Her songs draw from deep musical wells that span Caribbean rhythms and ancient Celtic melodies. Last winter she studied music and dance in Havana, Cuba and is especially taken with the flavors and melodies of that country. "They speak of love, heartbreak, beauty, and the realness of the human experience," she says. This fall Yazmín is returning to Cuba to record a full length album. Come see her off at the Rookery this Sunday (and click HERE if you'd like to help support her new project).
It's Labor Day Weekend at the Rookery. Come for the food. Come for the fun!