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Great music with a warm ocean breeze.

Join us for the Acoustic Nights Summer Concert Series, a full summer of lovingly-crafted acoustic indie, folk, rock and Americana concerts, featuring great emerging artists from near and far.

All concerts are free, all ages and start at 6pm. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets are a must-have at the intimate and charming Hedge House Lawn, overlooking Plymouth Harbor – you won’t find a cooler spot to spend a warm summer night.

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VENUE & EVENT INFO

Venue address: 126 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360

The Hedge House Lawn features free acoustic, coffeehouse-style concerts in an intimate setting overlooking Plymouth Harbor. There’s no stage – all the performers play right on the grass – and it’s a great place to take your whole family, spread out a blanket, and enjoy food or ice cream while taking in some great music. Use of the lawn is generously donated by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society.

> Take a tour of the 1809 Hedge House, Wed-Sun, 2-6pm during the summer!

Parking: adjacent Visitor Info Center/Sun Dynasty parking lot, $1/hr, free after 7pm; public restrooms at the Visitor Information Center (130 Water St.) until 8pm. Dining: Located right near many fine restaurants and ice cream shops.

Inclement weather: In the event rain, all concerts are subject to cancellation or postponement. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.

Venue rules: Please respect the guidelines posted by our gracious hosts, the Plymouth Antiquarian society: no smoking, alcohol or pets allowed on the lawn; please carry out all trash.


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The Hedge House, circa 1954.

About the 1809 Hedge House
We’re very fortunate to be able to hold our concerts on the beautiful lawn of the 1809 Hedge House. The Hedge House has a very interesting story behind it – it was first built by sea captain William Hammatt in 1809, then in 1830 when Thomas Hedge purchased the home. It remained in the Hedge family until 1919 when it was purchased by the Antiquarian Society to save it from being destroyed to build Plymouth Memorial Hall. It was actually moved from where Memorial Hall is now, to its present location. The lawn that is now home to the Acoustic Nights Concert Series was once the location of a factory and train depot, part of Plymouth’s bustling industrial seaport in the 19th century.

 

About the organizers

Jon Dorn & Eva Walsh produce Acoustic Nights. Jon is a filmmaker, cartoonist and educator, who owns/operates Four String Films and teaches film production at Emerson College. Eva is a nationally touring singer-songwriter, fiddle player, graphic designer and owner of The String Garden.

The series was founded by Scott McEwen, Jon Dorn and Harrison Quinn in 2008, with Andrew Carleen joining the production team shortly thereafter.