Come dine with us under the stars while enjoying gourmet dinner baskets prepared by guest chef, Lee Epting, paired with a live concert on the lawn. Field to Families “Summer Serenade” meets social distancing guidelines with blankets and small tables carefully spaced to meet CDC guidelines, or pick up your delicious meal to-go. A specialty cocktail and locally sourced wine bar with all Covid19 guidelines will be serving you throughout the evening while you listen to live music provided by an exciting singer-songwriter. Take in the stunning mountain views at Denise and Don Bluster’s farm on New Liberty Road in Clarkesville with delectable eats, delightful spirits, and fabulous entertainment. Most importantly, your gift goes to support the life-changing work parents and children experience by partnering with the Family Resource Center of Northeast Georgia.
This year’s live entertainment is performer Kurt Thomas. “Kurt’s songwriting ability is one of the most amazing talents I have seen in my many years in the music business”, said Lee Davis of MLD Productions, an opinion supported by Kurt’s win of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star contest making him the opening act for Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Alan, and Sugarland. Kurt has also opened Joe Diffie, Little Big Town, and Ronnie Milsap. After opening for Chesney, Kurt went on to win CMT’s Music City Madness – a nationwide contest that leads to Kurt’s doing an Unplugged Studio 330 session on CMT as well as a mentorship with Grammy-award winning singer, Randy Travis.
The small-town way of life is a frequent theme in many of the songs Kurt writes. Kurt recalls that he used to work at an old country store called Pierce’s. “All the old farmers would hang out there in the mornings and tell stories about their lives and I guess that it had a big impact on my life,” says Kurt. He has written/produced several albums and has most recently collaborated with Grammy Award Winning writer, Dennis Morgan on Kurt’s soon to be released album “Give it Hell Trying”. Kurt has a unique ability to captivate an audience – whether playing old favorites or his own songs. “I have always tried to stay in touch with the fact that a good song tells a story and most of my songs always do”, says Kurt.