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We are proud to provide quality programming and events year-round. From virtual workshops to overnight retreats to outdoor concerts, we offer opportunities for inspiration, learning, and entertainment. The events below are open to the public and are sponsored and hosted by Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.

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Summer Outdoor Concert with Mother Banjo

Fri., July 19th, 20246:00pm – 8:30pm

Join us for our second night in nature with free music and concession-style food! Our kitchen will serve dishes like woodfired pizzas, walking tacos, and root beer floats followed by a concert from Mother Banjo. Sit at one of our picnic tables or bring your own blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy live music surrounded by the beauty of the Conference & Retreat Center. Come early for a hike or stay late to stargaze. Concerts will take place near our Natural Playscape, perfect for families with children. All are welcome. Even though the concert is free, pre-registration is encouraged so that we can extend our highest level of hospitality.

Concessions 6-7:30pm 
Concerts 7-8:30pm 

 

Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. She has showcased at South By Southwest (SXSW) and the Folk Alliance International Conference and has been touring behind her latest album The Devil Hasn’t Won, sharing bills with such notables as Lucy Wainwright Roche, Grammy winning bluegrass legend Jim Lauderdale and The Gear Daddies’ Martin Zellar. Now she is getting ready to release her first original album in over five years.

When: Friday, July 19th, 2024 at 6:00pm

Where: Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center

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We are proud to provide quality programming and events year-round. From virtual workshops to overnight retreats to outdoor concerts, we offer opportunities for inspiration, learning, and entertainment.

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