Naumkeag at Night (July 31)

Limbshakers Jazz Band is honored to return to Naumkeag on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. 5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (413) 298-3239

Naumkeag is a true Berkshire County treasure: a grand residence with stunning gardens and panoramic views. We’ve been playing at Naumkeag for three years and The Trustees of Reservations (www.thetrustees.org) continue to do an amazing job in renovating Naumkeag; and we encourage everyone to support this endeavor. $10/person

Allen Livermore, saxophone, clarinet, vocals, percussion

Peter Adams, pedal steel guitar

Dan Broad, upright bass and vocals

This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates.

With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates’s daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Don’t miss the self-guided audio tour of the Naumkeag gardens, including the Blue Steps, a series of deep blue fountain pools, flanked by four flights of stairs and a grove of white birches. Walk through the equally beautiful Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden to encounter the playful, inventive spirit of Miss Choate and Mr. Steele.

http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/naumkeag.html

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