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Garden Grooves: Beth Rowley + Izzie Yardley

September 9 @ 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 9 September will be Beth Rowley and Izzie Yardley

About Beth Rowley 

With a storming introduction in 2008, with her UK top 10 album Little Dreamer selling over 100,000 albums and receiving a Brit Award nomination for Best Female Solo Artist, Beth Rowley has spent recent years forging a stellar career in music, experimenting and perfecting her sound. With early influences from Gospel Spirituals, Soul and Blues Rowley’s new sound has grown edgier, deeper and louder demonstrated recently during her sold-out headline tour of the UK, including The Jazz Cafe London and the Royal Albert Hall, in support of Jools Holland. Beth has appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including recent tour supports for Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra, Burt Bacharach – BBC Electric Proms alongside Adele, Jamie Callum, David Arnold, and as Angelo Badalamenti’s personal guest with Susie Sioux  at Ghent film Festival. Beth has performed at Willie Nelsons 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard and has shared performances with Carleen Anderson, Katie Melua, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. When isn’t performing her own music she tours as guest vocalist with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

About Izzie Yardley

Izzie Yardley is a singer/songwriter whose debut EP was recorded last year with producer Dom Monks (Big Thief, Sam Brookes), Ethan Johns (Ray Lamontagne, Crosby, Stills & Nash) and Nick Pini (Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey). Her distinctive writing style comes from a background in jazz, classical and the classic 70s songbook, while on stage she delivers a performance both powerful and vulnerably honest.Recently she has recorded vocals for Tom Jones and Freddie Cowan (The Vaccines), sold out Green Note, London, played Black Deer and Glastonbury festival, and our own Americana Fest in July.


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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