Did you know that there are over 7 million people living within 100 miles of George Washington Inn & Estate? Imagine how many fans of baroque music live in greater Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. Is there any reason why a world-class concert venue couldn’t be established on this 10 acre lavender farm with a large acoustical barn that would enhance the beauty of this unique setting? This area has so much to offer with the waterfront, mountains and the Olympic National Park. Why not add a little Bach?
This barn in Allerton, IL seats around 200 people. Listen to another video clip on this Allerton Music Barn Festival link.
“Allerton has its own magic. After a concert, standing in the cool, moist air outside the barn, there are no city lights to wash out the night sky. Several planets shine brightly, and the Milky Way splashes a faint band from tree line to tree line above the clearing around the barn. People talk quietly about the music, and the crickets continue their concert. The spell lasts longer, and the event puts down roots in your memory.” —Brian Mackey, Heartland Magazine
If you are interested in having a part or participating in the formation of a non-profit for this purpose, contact Dan Abbott at 360-452-5207 or Dewey Ehling at 360-457-4250. If sufficient support is generated for such a project, a matching gift of property needed for its construction will be made.