1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions
609-392-6409
1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

Grand Opening Festival

Folk/Roots Music Series:
October Folk/Roots Festival!
Sunday Afternoon
with the Boxcar Lilies
and Gordon Thomas Ward
The Boxcar Lilies


Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing



Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present The Boxcar Lilies at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing as part of our special 3-concert October Folk/Roots Festival! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and great songwriting. The Massachussets-based Boxcar Lilies are Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar) and Lambertville native Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar). Original band member Katie Clarke retired from the group in December of 2015, and now award-winning singer-songwriter Susan Cattaneo will lend her powerful voice to the band’s renowned three-part harmonies. Celebrated sideman Jim Henry (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson) will accompany the Lilies on Dobro, mandolin, and guitar.

The Lilies have brought their uniquely warm sound and charming stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard. It’s a sound that's led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist. Their 2015 release Knockout Rose debuted at #5 on the International Folk DJ album charts this past October.. For more about the Boxcar Lilies visit www.boxcarlilies.com.

Gordon Thomas WardMutual friend, singer-songwriter, and WDVR-FM ("These Days") radio personality Gordon Thomas Ward opens the show with folk music and storytelling in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing. Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary will remember Gordon for his moving and heartwarming performance on September 9. Audience members concur that his musical portraits of people, places, and events come alive and touch their hearts as if he’s performing just for them.

Gordon has worked with many notable musicians such as Eric Troyer (Electric Light Orchestra), Carolann Solebello (Red Molly), Nalani and Sarina, William Hall (Frostwater), David Rimelis, and Dave Shapiro, The Boxcar Lilies and the trio Huxtable, Christensen, and Hood.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Gordon in the beautiful setting of the 1867 Sanctuary. In the words of Tom Martin of Rutherfurd Hall, He has one of the best voices I've heard in a long time and the instrumentation to go with it! His ability as a raconteur and minstrel were both provocative and soothing. Bravo! He totally amazed me!

For further information, visit his web site at www.gordonthomasward.com/music.html and his pages on Facebook and Reverb Nation.


Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building. A wheelchair is also available on request for transporting individuals from the curb into the building.


October Folk/Roots Festival Pass
Purchase your 3 concert Festival Pass today to save $10 off individual concert General Admission ticket price, $10 off Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price, and $3 off Student ticket price for attending all three concerts:

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School or other info:

Group discounts are not available for the Festival Pass.

If you prefer to not purchase the 3 concert Festival Pass, single concert tickets are available for Sunday Afternoon with the Boxcar Lilies and Gordon Thomas Ward below:

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Group, School or other info:


For only $30.00 per year ($50.00 for families), members of the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary receive advance notice of special events, our member newsletter, gift shop discounts and $5 off our General Admission concert tickets! BECOME A MEMBER NOW!

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