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September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate is delighted to welcome Christian Lopez back to the Ross Farm on Saturday, September 11! Christian is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Martinsburg, WV. His mother, a music teacher, steeped him in piano beginning at the age of 5 and guitar soon after. He began songwriting in his early teenage years, and in 2014, signed his first record deal with Blaster Records. At 18, he recorded his LP, “Pilot,” followed by his debut full length album “Onward” in 2015, both produced by Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, also known for his work with Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile.
Known for his love of the stage, Lopez and his band toured relentlessly, headlining their own shows and stepping out to perform alongside national and legendary acts. Then in September 2017, Christian released his second full-length album, “Red Arrow,” this time with producer Marshall Altman. The album features include Vince Gill on “Still on Its Feet” and The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale on “Caramel,” recorded at Nashville’s BlackBird Studios. Christian has just finished a performance residency at the prestigious Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN and will be performing at AmericanaFest in Nashville later in September. He is also preparing for the imminent release of his third full-length album, “The Other Side,” from which he has shared a slew of songs, engaging fans with elaborate videos. Christian is a Ross Farm favorite and has played there every year beginning in 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the music series and other events were put on hold.
This will be an outdoor concert, so please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Minuteman Smokehouse & Grill will be onsite selling their delicious BBQ and soft drinks. The Ross Farm, a Somerset County property, is located at 135 N. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Doors open at 5:30 pm. and the concert begins at 6 pm $20 suggested donation (adults) or $5 (children) can be made at time of registration via PayPal or at the door. FoBSR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.