Monthaven Art and Cultural Center

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Music at the MACC

Annual Series

Enjoy Music Beneath the Stars

Our summer concerts are free and feature top musical talent.

Showcasing Talent

Sweet Summer Concerts

Sweet Summer Concert Series is Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center’s popular outdoor music extravaganza.

 

Launched during the summer of 2022, the series is held on the lawn of beautiful Monthaven mansion. Food trucks and beverage tents are available to provide refreshments to visitors, who are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Admission to this amazing music series is free.

 

The lineup of the Second Annual Sweet Summer Concert series in 2023 included vocalist Jonell Mosser and Friends (June 3), Cole Ritter and the Night Owls (June 24), blues guitarist Stacy Mitchhart (July 22), the blues band Super Honk (Aug. 19), and blues singer and instrumentalist Tullie Brae (Sept. 9). Nashville Opera's popular Opera On Wheels joined us in the early fall (Oct. 1).

 

Sponsors for the 2023 series were Center Point Liquor and Tennessee Honey Festival. The 2024 series will be announced in the spring. Stay tuned. For more information, contact Executive Director Cheryl Strichik at [email protected].

2023 Corporate Sponsors

Event Album 2023

A collection from our last event.

Join Us

For more information on Sweet Summer Concerts and upcoming event dates, contact us.

Kaylin Warden

External Affairs Coordinator

Kaylin Warden joined the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center staff in 2024 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this post, she organizes special off-site events and manages the organization’s external communications. She also works with the development department by updating the MACC’s customer relations database, and she assists the executive director in setting up exhibitions. Above all else, Kaylin is passionate about the arts. It comes as no surprise, then, that she is now pursuing a master’s degree in art history. When she’s not at the MACC, you can find her reading her favorite books (especially ones dealing with maritime mysteries), cooking, gardening, playing with her cat and two dogs, and cheering for the Nashville Predators.

Ruth Chase

Regional Arts Director
Ruth Chase is the Regional Arts Director of Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, joining the team in 2023. For Ruth, the job is all about community, bringing people together to uplift and educate artists and art lovers alike. Her role at Monthaven is to strengthen the local artist community and build connections that will enrich Hendersonville and our surrounding communities through art exhibitions, art education, and opportunities for regional artists.
 
Prior to joining Monthaven, Ruth worked in the arts for over 30 years and is a multimedia artist and graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artistic practice is inquiry-based and engages in community bridge-building. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, curated and juried exhibitions, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum.
 
Ruth was awarded an Artist-in-Residence for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for three consecutive years. Her film Belonging screened at both the 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival and Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She has received the Legendary Female Artist of Venice award, and she has exhibited in The Crocker Kingsley, the Museum of Northern California Art, and the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. Ruth also continues her work as a Curatorial Consultant and Art director for the Californian Indigenous Research Project, where she has worked with the local tribe since 2018.