What a whirlwind couple of years we have had! Thank you all for the continued support during times such as these.
In 2020 we built the listening room we call the Rabbit Hole. On March 10, 2020 we had our last show due to the pandemic. While those were definitely some strange and scary times, we managed to keep pushing forward and took the opportunity to focus on the listening room. We finished it in September and was able to host our first show in there, September 29, 2020. We had four shows throughout the next couple of months and picked back up in March of 2021. While things were much more hopeful for 2021, it ended up being a little more of the same. We did finish phase two which was the nest area and bathrooms. We hosted Dean Dillon on May 18th and we finished hanging sconces in the nest area that very morning! The summer proved to be difficult for many including us here at 7 Oaks. My father, James T. Hale , who had closed out our 2019 season, passed away. Overall we managed to pick back up and move forward with the series and phase three of the build, our garden. We kept capacity low and even started to find great patrons and businesses to sponsor a few shows! This help was truly a blessing during times such as these. It kept the musician working and our patrons safe.
We closed the series out with Walk Wilkins and Chris Beall November 16th.
A wonderful sold out show!
We are finally at 90% complete here at 7 Oaks, with some garden work in spring yet to be done. Overall we are so happy with the venue and space and look forward to its completion spring 2022 and sharing it with all of you!