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Garden Grooves: Robert Vincent + Matt Owens

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us in our spectacular gardens for a summer’s evening of music and American inspired drinks. 

Line-up for Friday 26 August:
Stars of the UK’s Americana music scene Robert Vincent and Matt Owens

About Matt Owens

British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens first came to prominence as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale. Releasing four albums, Noah and the Whale achieved huge success in the UK and overseas, selling over one million albums in the UK alone. February 2019 saw the release of Matt’s debut solo album, “Whiskey and Orchids” to widespread critical acclaim including a 5-star review in Maverick Magazine. 2020 saw the release of Matt’s 2nd album Scorched Earth, to a fanfare of acclaim from the music press. Many BBC Radio Shows made it their album of the week, Bob Harris included “Cargo for the Road” on his first “Best of Under the Apple Tree” compilation and the album went on to feature in many Americana album of the year polls. This Autumn Matt’s back with his eagerly anticipated 3rd album, Beer For The Horses, cut live with an all star 7 piece-live band: The Delusional Vanity Project.

About Robert Vincent

Liverpool’s multi-award winning Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed voices on the UK Americana scene. He has toured extensively both as a solo performer and with his band. In 2016 Robert was awarded the inaugural “Bob Harris Emerging Artist” award at the Americana Music Association UK’s first annual awards ceremony in Hackney, London. Further award success followed with Robert’s second album “I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins” receiving the AMA UK’s “2018 UK Album of The Year” award. 2020 saw the release of Robert’s most recent album “In This Town You’re Owned” which was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios and produced by Brit Award winning Ethan Johns. The album received critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and the US. This album saw Robert voted as both “UK Artist of The Year 2020” and the album as “UK Album of The Year 2020” by the readers of Americana UK magazine. Further AMA UK awards also followed with Robert receiving both the “2021 UK Artist of The Year” award and “In This Town You’re Owned” awarded “2021 UK Album of The Year”.


Enjoy the stunning views across the Limpley Stoke valley while you listen, and sip on an American inspired cocktail or two, enjoy a picnic on the lawn or tuck in to one of our American-inspired hampers (pre-ordered from options below).

Picnic Hampers

You can also add on a delicious picnic hamper to savour when you join us for Garden Grooves at the American Museum & Gardens. There are two hamper options to choose from and you can add a beverage option, or purchase a beverage from our Garden Café and Bar.

Each hamper is for 2 people at a cost of £32 (or £40 with additional beverage each).

Chicken, Cured Meats and Cheese Salad Hamper £32.00

(£40.00 with individual bottles each of red/white wine 187ml, or Brooklyn beer 33ml)

Cured meats. Buttermilk chicken pieces. Cheeses. Potato salad. Tomato and watermelon salad. Tortilla chips and dips. Artisan bread. Red, white and blue cheesecake slice. Mixed berries.

Lentil, Corn and Red Pepper Salad Hamper £32.00

(£40.00 with individual bottles each of red/white wine 187ml, or Brooklyn beer 33ml)

Lentil, pepper, mint and feta salad. Corn and red pepper tarts. Tomato and watermelon salad. Potato salad. Cheeses. Tortilla chips and dips. Artisan bread. Red, white and blue cheesecake slice. Mixed berries.

Things you need to know…

Access to the grounds will be available from 5:30pm when doors open, music starts at 7pm. The event ends at 9:30pm and all visitors must exit by 10pm.

Standard tickets are £12.50 per person and provide a spot on the lawn. Please note no tables and chairs available on the lawn but you are welcome to bring your own/picnic rugs.

Terrace tickets are £16.50 per person and provide a table reservation on the terrace. Please note tables are chairs are provided but must stay on the terrace.

Beverage options and hampers (pre-booked) will be available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own picnics.

Please note that tickets to the event only give access to the gardens as the Museum and Exhibition Gallery will be closed at 5pm. You are welcome to visit the Museum and Exhibition prior to their closure at 5pm (last entry 4 pm for the gardens and temporary exhibition and 3 pm for the Museum, located in the manor house), but please note this would require a separate ticket and all guests will need to exit before 5pm and access to the grounds for Garden Grooves will not open until 5:30pm.

Ordering hampers online is essential. Hampers must be ordered online by 72 hours ahead of the event. Alcoholic beverages are also available from our onsite Café and Bar.

If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements or the food and drink options available, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 823012.

We look forward to welcoming you to Garden Grooves at the American Museum & Gardens. Any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0)1225 460503.


American Museum & Gardens
Claverton Manor, Claverton
Bath, Avon BA2 7BD United Kingdom


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