Live on the Lawn

Family-friendly outdoor concerts

Groton Hill was designed to blend music and nature. This summer, we’re thrilled to offer you a new way to experience the transformative power of music with friends, family, food, and fun on our clover lawn. 

These shows will be held exclusively outside, with a stage set up next to our Concert Hall’s east mezzanine lobby, giving guests the chance to stretch out across the lawn and onto the hillside. 

Ali McGuirk

Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 5pm

Blending classic soul power with a folk songwriter lyricism, New England’s Ali McGuirk has the rare ability to silence a room with just a few words of a song. With a voice that is raw and sultry and a style rooted in improvisation, her sets are a hypnotic and intimate journey. Special guest: Kimon Kirk Trio

Fabiola Méndez

Sunday, Sept 8, 2024 at 5pm

Puerto Rico native Fabiola Méndez’s mission has always been to share and celebrate the cuatro, folk music, and collective story-telling. She recorded seven albums between 2008 ​and her latest release, Flora Campesina, in 2024. 

Concessions will be available and outside food is welcome. No outside alcohol permitted. All bags will be checked.


$24 – including all fees – in advance
$30 at the door
Kids under 12 are FREE but must have tickets

Concessions & Food

Refreshments & snacks will be available at concession stands, but we invite you to bring your own prepared food. 

Beer, wine, and cocktails will also be available for purchase. IDs will be checked and wrist-bands will be given out to interested patrons at check-in. No outside alcohol will be allowed. 


Groton Hill’s lawn is an ADA accessible environment, complete with ramps and railings. Groton Hill will also provide covered areas exclusively for higher-needs ADA patrons and companion seating.

If you have questions about ADA accommodations, please contact the Box Office at boxoffice@grotonhill.org

Code of Conduct

• Prepared food in bags and coolers is encouraged.

• All bags and coolers will be inspected before admission.

• Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged for your comfort.

• Shoes are required inside Groton Hill, but can be removed outside.

• Groton Hill will enforce a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind at the discretion of staff.


• No wheeled or motorized vehicles will be permitted on the north lawn during performances, except for patrons with accessibility needs.

No pets allowed. Leashed, trained service animals are permitted.

• No weapons or dangerous materials of any kind.

No lawn games, balls, or outside sports equipment allowed.

• No tailgating, open flames, or grilling.

• No tents, open-sided canopies, or staked umbrellas.

• No section of the lawn may be roped off.

• No professional photography, video, or audio recording.

• No smoking or vaping.