Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman are The Honey Dewdrops (photo by Nolan Zunk)

— “Songs with humanity,” says No Depression Magazine

—“Just the kind of music we need more of,” says Baltimore Magazine

On Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM, The Honey Dewdrops will take the stage at Flushing Town Hall to share their vibrant and forward-thinking style of folk music. 

For over a decade this singer-songwriter duo has traveled around the country performing their experimental take on folk music.

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish began touring as The Honey Dewdrops in 2009. This year they have released their seventh record, Light Behind Light, featuring their original sound, which combines traditional folk elements with a modern, acoustic style.

No Depression, the quarterly roots music journal, says the duo “prove that the magic of their artistry is in their ability to impart a sense of compassion in listeners while delivering meaningful messages with a purity that’s so rare to encounter.” Baltimore Magazine describes their music as as “sweet to the ears, easy on the heart.”

Virginia-raised and Maryland-based, Wortman and Parrish have called the city of Baltimore home since 2014. With several albums and thirteen years of playing shows on the road, Laura and Kagey are excited to make Flushing, Queens their next stop.

“I can’t think of a better way to welcome the fall season than with this duo’s gorgeous, melodic music. Audiences will love the sounds of their acoustic guitars and the lilting harmonies of their voices in song,” says Ellen Kodadek, Executive & Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall. “We showcase a lot of global artists from around the world at Flushing Town Hall. This concert is a unique opportunity to enjoy a slice of Americana.”

The performance begins on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 PM. A Harmony Singing workshop (FREE with concert tickets) will take place at 7 PM. In-Person Tickets: $18/$12 Members, Seniors, Students  Tickets can be purchased here

This concert is supported in part by Mid-Atlantic Tours of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

For the venue’s sfull chedule of 2022 Summer and Fall events, visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/events

COVID Policy: 

Although as of March 7, 2022, New York City has relaxed its COVID policies for indoor arts and entertainment events, Flushing Town Hall will maintain its prior policy for the safety of its audiences, artists, and staff. This policy will remain in effect until further notice: Flushing Town Hall requires all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with matching identification. Additionally, masks will be required at all times. For more details on Flushing Town Hall’s Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/covid-safety.

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All gifts of $50 or more give you exclusive Flushing Town Hall Circle of Friends membership benefits including a Smithsonian membership, ticket discounts, and more! Donations in any amount are appreciated to support the artists and the nonprofit cultural organization as they continue to provide programming and entertainment across New York and the world.

https://www.flushingtownhall.org/circle-of-friends

Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization and receives major support in 2022 from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; The City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Laurie Cumbo; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; The New York City Council, Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and New York City Council Members Sandra Ung, Tiffany Caban, Shekar Krishnan, Linda Lee, Vickie Paladino, Lynn Schulman, and Jessica Won; Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Guru Krupa Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

To view current donor lists, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/donor-listings

About Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Flushing Town Hall is a proud member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a collective of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens across all five boroughs with a distinct private-public partnership with the City of New York and a commitment to serving all New Yorkers.

Land Acknowledgement:

Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens. The Matinecock continue to live and work on this land to this day. Flushing Town Hall honors their elders who have stewarded this land throughout generations.