Reynolda Hosts Annual Summertime Social June 14 with Live Performance by Folk-Pop Band Bombadil
Reynolda House Museum of American Art kicks off its summer season Thursday, June 14, with one of its most popular events of the year, the annual Summertime Social. The event will feature a live performance by Bombadil, a Durham-based folk-pop trio lauded for “…intelligent and creative storytelling with beautifully executed harmonies that will stick in your head for days after listening.”
Reynolda’s Summertime Social is from 6 to 9 p.m. on the north lawn of Reynolda called Sunset Hill. Lawn games will be available, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets for seating. Several vendors will offer food and drink for purchase, including Cafe Gelato, Patriot Pretzel, Penny Path and Manna Catering Company.
Of Bombadil’s 2017 album release, “Fences,” the Huffington Post wrote that it is a “…musically and lyrically sophisticated effort that simultaneously brings to mind Simon & Garfunkel, They Might Be Giants, and The Lumineers.” The band has toured with Dr. Dog, Kishi Bashi and Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their Reynolda House concert is part of a national tour that includes stops in Asheville, Minneapolis and Nashville.
Advance purchase for Summertime Social is recommended at reynoldahouse.org. Tickets are $15; $10 for members of the museum and students. Children age five and under are free. Entry is through the museum’s main entrance. Reynolda is grateful to Triad City Beat, media sponsor for the event.
Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic greenspaces. The 50-year-old museum at the center of Reynolda’s 180 acres, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of the country manor of R. J. Reynolds. Spanning 250 years, the collection is an uncompromisingly selective one, a chronology of American art, with each artist represented by one work of major significance. Highlights are: Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Stuart Davis, Martin Johnson Heade, Alex Katz, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood. The collection was assembled by the unerring eye of Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds. The Reynolda experience includes a free app called Reynolda Revealed; touring exhibitions in the museum’s Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing; formal gardens, conservatory and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens; and more than 25 of the estate’s original buildings repurposed as shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village. Reynolda, located at 2250 Reynolda Road, is adjacent to Wake Forest University. For more information, please visit reynolda.org. Connect at facebook.com/rhmaa and @CurateReynolda.