Leo Tolstoy once said, and we echo, “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
There truly are no better words to describe “The Market on the Farm”. We love introducing local products to the community. Local promotes growth and brings life back to our small towns. We do this by sharing our farm, through friendship, good food, and most importantly music. We are pleased to bring live music back to the markets starting with the June Market.
Kelli Bonomo Music
Kankakee County native, Kelli Bonomo, takes her musical talent into every aspect she can. At the age of 4, she began playing the piano, singing and performing. Kelli has mastered her craft by rearranging various songs and musical styles, bringing her own arrangements on many different genres. Her ability to perform and entertain her audience shines through her passion for music.
Scheduled to Play: June 19, 2021 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Emily Hope Music
“Emily Hope is a smiley singer/songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player based in Bloomington-Normal, IL focused on writing and performing music with a message. She has years of experience performing originals and covers (from a wide range of genres) in a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, community events, and festivals across the Midwest (and even Atlanta, GA). Throughout her career thus far, Emily has also opened for famous artists such as country artist, Eric Paslay, Christian rock band, Stars Go Dim, Christian duo, Love & The Outcome, and singer-songwriter/mandolin prodigy, Sierra Hull. Emily offers solo and full band shows as well as personalized songwriting.”
Scheduled to Play: July 17, 2021 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM
The Hood Family Band
A family of music, The Hood Family Band is a local Folk/Americana/Bluegrass band comprised of Jim and Penny Hood and Jennifer Hood-Sturm. They focus on delicate instrumentation and highlight close harmonies in their mix of classic and contemporary covers, as well as their own original songs. Their special brand of music echoes through the soul.
Scheduled to Play: August 21, 2021 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM & at the Texas BBQ Dinner (TBA)
The Chickadee Sermon
Comfort Folk Act with heavy emphasis on vocal harmony. Chickadee Sermon play originals as well as contemporary/traditional folk music. The Chickadee sound emphasizes vocal harmony and delicate instrumentation with acoustic guitars, banjo and accordion. They play original songs about their small town, country upbringings and cover artists like Jerry Garcia, John Harftord, and Emmylou Harris. Their CD “Town to Town” is available in our market and can be purchased directly from the band @thechickadeesermon.
Scheduled to Play: September 21, 2021 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM