Race Brook Lodge

Event Calendar

DCSC July 27: Kala Farnham
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC July 27: Kala Farnham

DCSC (Down County Social Club) welcomes singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Kala Farnham Thursday July 27th 8-10pm. $10 suggested donation to the artist. For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC August 3rd: Black Lake
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC August 3rd: Black Lake

  • Race Brook Lodge

DCSC (Down County Social Club) welcomes Black Lake Thursday August 3rd 7-10pm. $10 suggested donation to the artist. For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Race Brook Community Campfire
Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC August 10th: Cory Phillips
Aug
10
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC August 10th: Cory Phillips

  • Race Brook Lodge

DCSC (Down County Social Club) welcomes Cory Philips Thursday August 10th 7-10pm. $10 suggested donation to the artist. For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Race Brook Community Campfire
Aug
11
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC August 17th: Slow Pony
Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC August 17th: Slow Pony

  • Race Brook Lodge

DCSC (Down County Social Club) welcomes Slow Pony, an Accordion and Tenor Banjo duo that performs music from many far (some no-longer-existing) corners of the globe. Thursday August 17th 7-10pm. $10 suggested donation to the artist. For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Tiger Lotus Movement Retreat, Pilates with Cristina Rubio
Aug
18
Aug 20

Tiger Lotus Movement Retreat, Pilates with Cristina Rubio

  • Race Brook Lodge

Join us for a Pilates retreat led by Cristina Rubio in the middle of the tranquil countryside in Sheffield, Massachusetts. A weekend to relax and connect with nature and to deepen your knowledge about body and mind.  Enjoy pilates classes that will combine stretch and release with complete overall body strength, beautiful hikes, and fantastic local and organic healthy food!

Race Brook Community Campfire
Aug
18
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC August 24th: John Snyder Performing
Aug
24
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC August 24th: John Snyder Performing

  • Race Brook Lodge

DCSC (Down County Social Club) welcomes back John Snyder performing an auditory quest to the outer reaches of musical imagination, a wondrous, daring session of experimental sounds. Thursday August 24th 7-10pm. $10 suggested donation to the artist. For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Retreat: Aug. 25-27 Thea Women's Gathering
Aug
25
Aug 27

Retreat: Aug. 25-27 Thea Women's Gathering

  • Race Brook Lodge

Aug. 25-27 Come rejuvenate yourself and consecrate your relationship to the Five Elements with expert lady-magicians Saadia Shaza and Heather Fisch, specializing in Ayurvedic wellness, hypnotic journey work and sensual awareness. Take an experiential journey of decadence and depth through the five elements with us at Race Brook Lodge

Race Brook Community Campfire
Aug
25
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

Private Event: Aug. 26 Alexandra & Rafa Wedding Party
Aug
26
5:00 pm17:00

Private Event: Aug. 26 Alexandra & Rafa Wedding Party

  • Race Brook Lodge

We'd like to welcome Alexandra & Rafa Wedding Party to Race Brook Lodge.

Have your Romantic Wedding in the Berkshires with Race Brook Lodge.

If you're looking for a place to host your charming, romantic, rustic wedding, you've found it. Allow us to be the first to offer a warm and hearty congratulations. To check availability and get the planning process started, complete this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

DCSC August 31: Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon
Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC August 31: Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon

  • Down County Social Club

We hope you join us in The Down County Social Club, Thursday August 31st for Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon, presenting original music as well as selections from U.S. folk traditions, including ballads, rags, blues and a shadow puppet cranky. $10 donation for the artists.

DCSC September 7: Tap Madrus
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC September 7: Tap Madrus

  • Down County Social Club

Tap Madrus aka Patrick Surdam, lead singer and guitarist of The Nice Ones, has been a regular performer at DCSC for over 2 years. Patrick returns Sept. 7th with a mixture of intimate, soulful interpretations of covers - from Hank Williams to Nina Simone - acoustic performances of Nice Ones' catalog, and Tap Madrus' original material. His impeccable guitar playing and lilting vocals come together to deliver a hauntingly beautiful evening of entertainment.

DCSC September 14: Wes Buckley
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC September 14: Wes Buckley

  • Down County Social Club

We hope you join us Thursday September 14th for Wes Buckley in The Down County Social Club. . His exploratory folk, underbilly, psych-folk sound is evolving and he loves to perform his tunes in various instrumentation-- solo, duo and with a group. $10 donation for the artists

DCSC September 21: Vita Kay Trio
Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC September 21: Vita Kay Trio

  • Down County Social Club

DCSC welcomes Vita Kay Trio September 21st. Vita studied classical piano as a child in a Soviet republic of Kazakhstan & later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia & UK. She divides her time between NYC, London & Greek island of Corfu performing jazz & bossa nova as well as leading kirtan - traditional Indian call-and-response devotional singing.

Private Event: Sept. 22 Pamela Chassin Wedding Party
Sep
22
Sep 23

Private Event: Sept. 22 Pamela Chassin Wedding Party

  • Race Brook Lodge

We'd like to welcome the Pamela Chassin Wedding Party September 22, 2017.


Have your Romantic Wedding in the Berkshires with us at Race Brook Lodge

If you're looking for a place to host your charming, romantic, rustic wedding, you've found it. Allow us to be the first to offer a warm and hearty congratulations. To check availability and get the planning process started, complete this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

DCSC September 28: Human Host
Sep
28
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC September 28: Human Host

  • Race Brook Lodge

We hope you join us in the Down County Social Club on September 28th, 7pm-10pm for Human Host. Begining in December 2002, the core group of musicians includes Mike Apichella, and Steve Yankou. Human Host also features the work of Lucas Rambo, and a rotating ensemble of diverse musical non-musical, real, and imaginary contributors and collaborators. $10 suggested donation for the artist.

Private Event: Oct 6 - 9 Katie & Mike's Wedding
Oct
6
Oct 9

Private Event: Oct 6 - 9 Katie & Mike's Wedding

Romantic Wedding in the Berkshires

If you're looking for a place to host your charming, romantic, rustic wedding, you've found it. Allow us to be the first to offer a warm and hearty congratulations. To check availability and get the planning process started, complete this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Annual Fall Foliage Yoga Retreat with Jillian Pransky
Oct
13
Oct 15

Annual Fall Foliage Yoga Retreat with Jillian Pransky

  • Race Brook Lodge

Join Jillian Pransky and her and an amazing group of yogis to unplug yourself from the stresses of your daily life. Fall is the perfect time to get grounded and practice purification and cleansing techniques to prepare for the changing season. Get restored with yoga, meditation, nature walks and mindfulness at Race Brook Lodge.

Dec. 1st - 3rd Evryman Open Source Retreat
Dec
1
Dec 3

Dec. 1st - 3rd Evryman Open Source Retreat

Join us at Race Brook Lodge for a life changing experience, December 01 — 03, 2017, at Evryman Open Source Retreat with Dan Doty, Sascha Lewis & Lucas Krump. 30 guys and 5 leaders coming together with the simple agreement to set aside cultural norms and be transparent, honest, and vulnerable with each other for a weekend.

Private Event: June 30 - July 1 Witney & Jerah's Wedding
Jun
30
Jul 1

Private Event: June 30 - July 1 Witney & Jerah's Wedding

  • Race Brook Lodge

We'd like to welcome Whitney Alves & Jerah Smith Weddingto Race Brook Lodge.

Have your Romantic Wedding in the Berkshires with us.

If you're looking for a place to host your charming, romantic, rustic wedding, you've found it. Allow us to be the first to offer a warm and hearty congratulations. To check availability and get the planning process started, complete this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Private Event: September 14 - 16 Stacey Cormier & Lincoln Major Wedding
Sep
14
Sep 16

Private Event: September 14 - 16 Stacey Cormier & Lincoln Major Wedding

  • Race Brook Lodge

We'd like to welcome Stacey Cormier & Lincoln Major Weddingto Race Brook Lodge.

Have your Romantic Wedding in the Berkshires with us.

If you're looking for a place to host your charming, romantic, rustic wedding, you've found it. Allow us to be the first to offer a warm and hearty congratulations. To check availability and get the planning process started, complete this form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


DCSC July 21: Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra
Jul
21
9:00 pm21:00

DCSC July 21: Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra

  • Down County Social Club

Friday July 21st at the DCSC - The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra - This isn’t your grandma’s ukulele ensemble: No grass skirts, no coconut bras. Carefully arranged ukuleles come together to create a whole lotta’ sound!  Performing originals, as well as re-inventing standard favorites, their set list features songs from every musical era, ranging from Mozart to the Andrews Sisters, from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead.

DCSC July 20: The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick & Jake Howard
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC July 20: The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick & Jake Howard

  • Down County Social Club

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. They became musical friends as students of Berklee College of Music, and started playing together  through the Berklee American Roots Program. From those experiences, they began to play music together more and grew from goofy friends who loved BBQ and bluegrass, into goofy band mates as well. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music and put new twists on old favorites. They like to blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country music, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole' fashioned Roots Music.

"The Page Turners harness the best and deepest parts of bluegrass and old-time sounds as their own unique springboard for some wonderful new music. I love what Carolyn and Jake are doing and can’t wait to hear more!” ~ Bruce Molsky

DCSC July 14: Krussia
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC July 14: Krussia

  • Down County Social Club

Krussia, independent musician from Chelyabinsk, Russia, living in New York, plays the DCSC Friday July 14th. From Beat Boxing to rap, in both Russian and English, without paying attention to opinions on how music is “supposed” to sound, Krussia continues to push the frames of definition and open ears to new possibilities.

DCSC July 13: Tap Madrus
Jul
13
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC July 13: Tap Madrus

  • Down County Social Club

Tap Madrus aka Patrick Surdam, lead singer and guitarist of The Nice Ones, has been a regular performer at DCSC for over 2 years. Patrick returns July 13th with a mixture of intimate, soulful interpretations of covers - from Hank Williams to Nina Simone - acoustic performances of Nice Ones' catalog, and Tap Madrus' original material. His impeccable guitar playing and lilting vocals come together to deliver a hauntingly beautiful evening of entertainment.

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jul
7
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC July 6: Mama's Broke
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC July 6: Mama's Broke

  • Down County Social Club

Lisa and Amy came together on the road, which keeps on defining their music.
They continue to travel the world, by all means, playing anywhere from warehouses in New Orleans to pirate ships in Amsterdam. 


Two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin while incorporating traditional dance and foot percussion. Original songwriting combined with folk styles ranging from old-time to Balkan to Celtic , create a compelling performance delivered with heart and raw energy .

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC June 29: Golden Oak
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC June 29: Golden Oak

  • Down County Social Club

8-11pm Thursday June 29th at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists

 

From the foothills of Western Maine comes GoldenOak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Conceived in the winter of 2013, their woodsy, modern folk sound weaves together rich four-part harmonies and piercing melodic lines over a unique blend of cello, guitar, trumpet, and cajón. Shifting effortlessly from energetic swing to dreamy ballad, they’re as comforting as a campfire and as heart-shaken as a summer squall. 

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC June 22: Francesca Shanks
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC June 22: Francesca Shanks

  • Down County Social Club

Francesca Shanks’ primary instrument is baritone ukulele, but don’t pigeonhole her as a quirky girl who sings cute songs. Shanks’ writing is tight with metaphor and naked with intent, nostalgia and longing, evoking artists like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, John K. Samson and Kathleen Hanna.

Shanks’ aim is to use songwriting to explore the gray areas integral to our humanity. Her songs are direct and conversational, circling around themes of nature, god, waiting, death and time: Birds swoop through words about love and divination, muddy water carries away lost innocence and the claws of a cat are ridden into the night sky.

Shanks has always been a writer (she’s now logged several years as a reporter, editor and columnist), and spent her early years in various bands, from keyboard-driven no-wave to harmonic freak-folk.

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8-11pm Thursday June 22nd at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC June 15: Angel Espinoza
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

DCSC June 15: Angel Espinoza

  • Down County Social Club

Angel Espinoza plays electronic fusion with loop pedals, incorporating his accordion and guitar.
7 - 10 pm Thursday June 15th at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists


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The Down County Social Club convenes most Thursdays, featuring a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy. Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry and multlimedia works. We also occasionally offer films and academically themed events. Our programming is as eclectic as you can imagine!

For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585

Tacos & Futbol in Shays Lounge
Jun
11
8:30 pm20:30

Tacos & Futbol in Shays Lounge

  • Race Brook Lodge

Hope you can join us for this community event in our very own Shays Lounge. Watch the Mexico USA World Cup Qualifiers Fifth round match on the big screen with us: Race Brook Lodge staff, guests and neighbors. Tonight at 8:30pm.

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC June 8: The Clippertones
Jun
8
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC June 8: The Clippertones

  • Down County Social Club

Clippertones seeks to capture the dreams and feelings of the heart as they crash into the cold reality of the life's chaotic obstacles, in other words, man v.s the Sea.

Original swamp rock with folk, rock, blues and bluegrass influences to name a few.

Race Brook Community Campfire
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC June 1: Eric Fraser & Steve Gorn
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC June 1: Eric Fraser & Steve Gorn

  • Down County Social Club

Eric Fraser is an exponent of a unique vocal style of North-Indian flute playing and has been learning intensively through annual trips to Kolkata, India from his guru Pandit Gopal Roy since 2003. Eric's playing rings with authenticity and pure tone, imbibing the soul of Indian classical music.

Steve Gorn is a master bamboo flautist and saxophone player. Gorn has performed Indian classical music, jazz and new American music on the bansuri bamboo flute and soprano saxophone in concerts and festivals throughout the world. 

Race Brook Community Campfire
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Race Brook Community Campfire

  • Race Brook Lodge

Please join us Friday nights for a welcome campfire for Race Brook Lodge guests and our community neighbors. Feel free to bring an instrument, sing a song, tell a story, recite a poem, do a magic trick, or anything else you'd like to share. We will provide the smores, local whiskey and some non-alcoholic drinks for all to enjoy.

DCSC May 25: Michael Lesko
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC May 25: Michael Lesko

  • Down County Social Club

Michael Lesko, 30, plays drums and writes and produces his own music. He is currently writing, performing, and recording with his folk rock band, Dreamaholic. Michael Lesko has performed in groups that vary in genre from folk and experimental to reggae and hip-hop. He studied at Berklee School of Music. Michael has composed hours of original electronic music available on michaellesko.bandcamp.com.

Michael is now teaching songwriting and he is starting a kind of musical coaching, he calls, Musical Guidance. This is a series of one-on-one sessions that helps familiarize beginners, of all ages, with music and it's potentially transformative role in their lives. 

DCSC May 18: Yazan
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC May 18: Yazan

  • Down County Social Club

Yazan is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from New York, playing a blend of rural country blues, folk, and psychedelia.

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8-11pm Thursday May 18th at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists

Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation, Saturday May 13th in the Barn
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation, Saturday May 13th in the Barn

  • The Barn at Race Brook Lodge

Himalayan Singing Bowls produce sounds which invoke a state of deep relaxation. Warm harmonic tones are made as an experienced and trained player gently strikes these rare, centuries old instruments, which vary in size and shape. Three dozen hand-made bronze bowls are used, producing subtle acoustic vibrations in the room. The harmonizing pulsations move through and around the body.

Clinical studies have shown that these sessions can lower heart rate and blood pressure, stimulate the production of endorphins, and activate the immune system. They can also reduce anxiety, PTSD symptoms and stress hormones, while slowing down over-active brain wave patterns.

Participants can choose to relax by laying down, or sitting on a cushion/chair. There is no effort required, and no experience is necessary. Sessions last about an hour.

DCSC May 11: Quiet in the Head
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

DCSC May 11: Quiet in the Head

  • Down County Social Club

“Quiet In The Head” is the ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott and many guest musicians. Their original acoustical music has evolved over many years of playing together and is always an exploration of texture and melody. There are echoes of familiar influences from middle eastern and eastern european music but ultimately searches far and wide for new sounds. Improvisation plays a large part in Quiet In The Head's compositions but the core of the music is through-composed. Significant instrumental technique never overshadows the inherent musicality, beauty, and sometimes strangeness of the soundscapes created by the group.