On August 17 and 18, Belwin Conservancy will host our fifth annual Music in the Trees. This two-day outdoor musical event features a diverse array of musicians performing from perches high up in a stand of red pines at Belwin’s Education Site.

Throughout the event, a variety of musicians will take turns performing from two separate stands. Audiences are welcome to set up a chair and listen at one stand in particular, or move between the trees to hear as much music as possible. Each day will end with an accessible performance from The Sampson Bros on the ground level. Check out the 2024 roster of performers below – more details to come!


Tim Cheesebrow & Chris Herriges, Guitar & Vocals

Sean Egan & Aaron Kerr, Clarinet and Cello

Ritika Ganguly & Shinjan Sengupta, Traditional Bengali Music Vocals & Guitar

Vladimir Garrido-Biagetti & Nia Biagetti, Pan Flute & Strings

Nathan Hanson & Laura Harada, Saxophone & Violin

Sydney Kakuk & Lauren Bird, Vocals

Dave Mehling, Zither

Rebecca Merblum, Cello

Pat O’Keefe & Heather Barringer, Clarinet and Percussion

Peter Phippen & Victoria Shoemaker, Bamboo Flutes

Red Thread (Sarah Larsson & Rada Kolarova), Vocals

The Sampson Bros Arts, Hoop Dancing

Audrey Q. Snyder, Cello


Written schedule of artists

A fully accessible hour-long performance will be held during the final hour of each day.

This event will take place, rain or shine. We advise attendees to bring their own chairs, picnics, or hammocks. No food will be available for sale at this event. No smoking, alcohol, or dogs are permitted. Handicap restrooms will be available.

Music in the Trees is made possible by support from the St. Croix Valley Foundation.

Thanks to Midwest Exteriors MN for supporting our entire season of events in 2024!

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