Elliott Museum to Host Eclectic Music Series
Stuart - Saturday October 1, 2022: The Elliott Museum will be hosting an eclectic music series featuring six different artists over a span of six months.
The series, titled “Troubadour Sessions," will kick off on October 6 and will continue in 2022 on November 17 and December 22, and in 2023 on January 1, February 9 and March 9 at the museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart.
The series came about through a unique collaboration with Ron Hart of Earthtones, who is the former owner of Terra Fermata, an outdoor concert venue. The “Troubadour Sessions” is aptly named, according to Rob Steele president & CEO of the Historical Society of Martin County, which manages the Elliott Museum.
Steele said, “A troubadour is a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians, often of knightly rank, who flourished from the 11th to the end of the 13th century, chiefly in the south of France and the north of Italy — and whose central theme was courtly love. Admittedly, many of these acts will not evoke the essence of a 13th-century minstrel — but the music will always be sublime.”
All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The schedule features the following artists:
• October 6 - Alex Meixner - Celebrate Octoberfest with authentic Bavarian music by a Grammy-nominated Polka Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement winner.
• November 17 - Ukulele Russ - Down from Alaska, Russ and his One Man Frontier Band will provide an evening of ukulele in a style all his own.
• December 22 - Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus - It’s a Rockabilly Christmas with the Rockabilly Rumble International Song Competition winners.
• January 1 - Flint Blade - Start the New Year with the ambient beats and grooves of the Chapman Stick, a 12-string guitar-on-steroids.
• February 9 - Ben Prestage - Ever heard anyone play a door or bedpan? Come and listen to this master of the diddly bow, cigar box, and anything else with strings.
• March 9 - Damon Fowler - Nominated for the 2022 Blues Rock Album BMA by The Blues Federation. From Tampa, known as one of the best singer/songwriters in Florida.
Seating is limited to 75 guests and admission is $20. Tickets are on sale now through the museum’s website, www.hsmc-fl.com. The museum’s new tiki hut will be open for dinner and drinks before each performance, and a full bar will be offered throughout the shows. For more information, visit the website, www.hsmc-fl.com or call the Elliott Museum at 772-225-1961.
About the Historical Society of Martin County
Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has operated the Elliott Museum which serves as a guardian of local history and a cultural center. The Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. It is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart.
The Historical Society also operates The House of Refuge Museum which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The House of Refuge Museum
serves to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation.
For more information go to: www.hsmc-fl.com or call 772-225-1961.