Concerts at Farmstead Arts 

Concerts at Farmstead Arts range from classical chamber music to folk and jazz. The setting is one of our beautiful galleries in the historic Farmhouse at Farmstead Arts which is transformed into an intimate concert hall.  Limited seating  allows the audience to hear and see the performers up close in a traditional “house concert” atmosphere.  A reception is held after each concert with refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians. In the warmer months we also host concerts in the English Barn.

Upcoming Concerts:


Holiday Concert by


Sunday December 10, 2017

2:00 pm

Brassworks 5

Back by popular demand, New Jersey’s own brass quintet returns to the Farmstead for another joyful holiday program of familiar favorites!

Founded in 2002, BrassWorks is a professional brass quintet performing at public venues, retirement communities, houses of worship, schools, weddings, corporate functions, reunions, and private parties. BrassWorks plays to audiences in the New York City, North Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania area.


Gary Ross, Trumpet;
Mark Lagatic, Trumpet;
Leah Jones Swanger, Horn;
Roger Verdi, Trombone;
Paul Ogushwitz, Tuba

Tickets: (Click here to purchase in advance)
In advance: $15 general admission
$10 seniors, students and Farmstead members
At the door: $20 general admission
$10 seniors, students and Farmstead members

A Holiday Adventure and SingAlong


Stearns Matthews, tenor  and Jimmy Horan at the piano

Sunday, December 17, 2017

2:00 pm


Stearns Matthews

Stearns Matthews

“Astonishing tenor vocals….”   “In a word, sensational!”  “One of the best male voices on the cabaret scene today…”

These are just a few of the rave reviews earned by multi-award-winning singer/actor Stearns Matthews.  Farmstead Arts is pleased to present him and pianist Jimmy Horan in a scintillating program of holiday favorites for your enjoyment!   

Stearns Matthews is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist based in New York City whose recent appearances include The Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and The Metropolitan Room. His critically acclaimed debut album SPARK won the 2015 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording as well as the LaMott/Friedman Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award for Outstanding Recording. He also won the 2015 MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist. (Click here to listen)

Jimmy Horan -Feinstein's (2)Jimmy Horan has performed as a singer and accompanist at leading New York City venues such as Danny’s Skylight, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Rose’s Turn, and The Stonewall. His vocal and instrumental arrangements have been featured on critically acclaimed solo artist recordings, choral gospel and pop concerts on both the East and West coast, and by the Washington DC gay men’s chorus.  A Plainfield resident, Jimmy has served as musical director, conductor, pianist, and arranger in New York (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Producers) and New Jersey theater venues (Paper Mill Playhouse) for over three decades. Jim recently arranged, musically directed, and accompanied “King (Carole) For A Day” in New York City, a benefit for Lifebeat, Inc.

This concert promises to entertain audience members of all ages – come prepared to sing along with Stearns and Jimmy!

Tickets: (Click here to purchase tickets)
In advance: $15 general admission
$10 seniors, students and Farmstead members
At the door: $20 general admission
$10 seniors, students and Farmstead members


The Farmhouse and English Barn are wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services may make a request by sending an E-mail to in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.