Marshall Miles Interviews Chris Weld, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Live Music Saturdays in Summer, “Berkshire Busk!” Roadside

Celebrate 15 years

Live Music Saturdays in Summer – Berkshire Busk! Roadside

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, BMD will host Berkshire Busk! Roadside a satellite stage next to our outdoor pavilion in Sheffield.

Saturday Afternoon, June 4th: 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Dylan Patrick Ward

Don’t let his roughish good-looks fool you. Dylan Patrick Ward is a sensitive boy. Hailing from Vermont’s Dirty South, he started self-recording and releasing lofi Indie-Folk albums from his childhood bedroom at his parent’s house in 2020. Now he plays anywhere he can and continues to write darkly comical, melodic songs about down-on-their-luck loveable losers that owe a debt to the Mountain Goats, John Prine, George Saunders and The Simpsons. He’s opened for acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey who said “…he’s funny. He’s also as serious as an axe-handle.” 

Musicians will take the stage for Live Music Saturdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Entertainment accompanied by craft cocktails served from our outdoor bar featuring BMD’s Cultural Cocktails program.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers, a community-focused business in support of regional ingredients and the Berkshires’ first legal distillery since prohibition, will commemorate its 15-year anniversary this year with a series of programs and events.

BMD began on an old apple farm in Sheffield, a right-to-farm village in the southwest corner of Massachusetts known for endless rows of corn and Revolutionary-era uprisings. In 2007, Chris Weld founded BMD on this simple farmstead on East Mountain, at the former site of granite-based Berkshire Sodium Springs, circa 1900. Water from these pristine springs is still used in formulating our products joining other locally sourced high-quality ingredients to produce one-of-a-kind Berkshire spirits.

In 2014, BMD moved to a new production facility in Sheffield where our hometown team continues the handcrafted spirit-making tradition with great passion for the art and science of beverage-making. We support local businesses and community-based non-profit organizations, and are excited to welcome visitors to our production facility, tasting room, store and greenhouse, plus our new covered outdoor pavilion surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire landscape.

Come visit!


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