Distillery hosts live music in tasting room

Century Farms Distillery in Spencer has quickly turned into a great spot for live music.

For a couple of years they’ve been welcoming musicians to the tasting room on Saturday evenings and that trend figures to continue to grow.

“We’ve had a really good response to it,” said owner Amanda Bare. “We’re a different type of location and typically have music a little earlier. It’s a nice-size place for what we can do, which is a lot of solos, duos and trios.”

Music is typically scheduled for Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. with no cover charge to attend.

Leading off the month is Derek Post on Jan. 8, followed by Papermoon on Jan. 15 and finally Chad Elliott on Jan. 22.

“We get a lot of cover stuff, some original stuff and some that do both,” Bare said. “The musicians really like the venue, too. They’re not playing to a room that is too packed with nobody paying attention. It’s a little more intimate space and people are engaged.”

Post is a Lakes area-based guitarist while Papermoon is more of a jazz-leaning trio and Chad Elliott, originally from Spencer, has a long track record in Americana, folk and blues music.

Elliott will be back again in February as live music continues through the winter months.

“He’s such a good fit here and such a genuinely nice person who brings in a really good crowd,” Bare said.

The Rainey Day Café food truck will be on hand to provide great food to go along with the fantastic cocktails and music that Bare welcomes everyone to come enjoy.

“Come check it out if you haven’t been, even if you don’t recognize the performer. We get a lot of great musicians and almost everyone here is a referral from others musicians — you know they know who’s good!” Bare said.