Get Out: Springfield Farm fundraiser Barn Aid with Wye Oak
The owner of Springfield Farms in Sparks wants to build a new 6,000-square-foot barn to accommodate all the new business he has from local restaurants and customers .
But in a battle that's now lasted four years, David Smith's neighbors have challenged his zoning appeal. To help with the farm's legal fees, a group of local restaurateurs and musicians are throwing a benefit concert tonight at Golden West Cafe in Hampden.
Local duo Wye Oak will perform, as will Birdland, Pilgrim, and DJ Jason Willett.
The event was originally scheduled for Sunday, but was canceled and moved to the cafe.
Admission is $10 to $15. All proceeds go to the farm. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Golden West Cafe is at 1105 W 36th St.
The situation at Springfield is not uncommon; it highlights the difficulty local farmers have in expanding business. For more information on that, read Arthur Hirsch's Sun story.
Photo: Barn Aid