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The War & Treaty

August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 19, 2023
Pavilion, Sherman’s Park

The War & Treaty
Ward Hayden & The Outliers

Food and drinks are allowed to be brought on the premises. However, glass is not permitted.


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Free for students! Caroga Arts offers free general admission to concert goers age 17 or under for all Caroga Arts presented concerts at Sherman’s (excludes Pavilion). No preregistration required.


Get ready for a night of soulful, electrifying music as The War & Treaty take the stage at Sherman’s Park! This dynamic duo, made up of husband and wife Michael and Tanya Trotter, have been hailed by critics as one of the most exciting and innovative acts in modern music.

With powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and a live show that’s been described as “electric” and “life-affirming”, The War & Treaty are a force to be reckoned with. They’ve shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, from John Legend to Chris Stapleton, and Jason Isbell, and have won over fans all over the world with their passionate, authentic performances.

Michael Trotter is not only a gifted musician, but also a veteran who has used the power of music to heal the wounds of war. After serving in Iraq as a soldier, Trotter returned home with physical and emotional scars that took a toll on his well-being. Struggling with PTSD and depression, he turned to music as a way to cope with the pain and find hope for the future.

Through his music, Trotter has found a way to express the emotions and experiences that he was unable to put into words. He has used his creativity to explore the depths of his pain, but also to celebrate the beauty of life and the power of love. For Trotter, music has been a lifeline – a way to process his trauma, express his emotions, and connect with others. And his journey is a testament to the healing power of music, and the resilience of the human spirit.

So, come and join us for a night of unforgettable music as The War & Treaty bring their country-gospel beats to Sherman’s Park. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to their music, you won’t want to miss this incredible show. Get your tickets now and get ready to experience the power of The War & Treaty!


Founded in 2014 by the husband-and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, The War And Treaty have emerged as one of the most electrifying new acts in American music. With a lionhearted sonic blend – both roaring with passion and tender to the touch, they “are making soul moves that are captivating everyone who sees them,” (Hits Magazine). Covering a diverse range of music pallets with their “jaw-dropping harmonies” (American Songwriter), trailblazing husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty expand on their sound that cuts through the whole of Southern music tradition with the release of their milestone album, LOVER’S GAME (Mercury Nashville). The 10-song collection produced by Dave Cobb proves why the “Nashville couple is as good as it gets” (Music Row) as they offer “stunning vocals and thought-provoking lyrics” (Nashville Lifestyles) that share a unique perspective on shifting cultural and musical tides while pulling back the layers of a maturing relationship. Earning respect, they’ve gone on to appear as top-flight collaborators, and have been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Americana Music Association as “2022 Duo/Group of the Year.” With more than 100 shows last year, the duo have dominated stages across the globe including North America, Europe, Italy, Australia, and Ireland, while headlining their own shows and opening for a diverse group of living legends; Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend, Lauren Daigle and Van Morrison among them. As they have created vastly diverse tour opportunities across multiple genres, The War And Treaty will join Chris Stapleton on the All American Road Show Tour this summer. For more information visit www.thewarandtreaty.com.


Ward Hayden and the Outliers, formerly known as Girls, Guns and Glory (GGG), is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. They currently release music independently but formerly had signed with Lonesome Day Records and released albums with Sony RED, MRI and Dry Lightning Records in the US, as well as through Proper in the UK and Rough Trade in Europe. Their music is a mix of old school country, early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country rock. Inspiration is taken from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton classics. Ward Hayden and the Outliers has garnered seven Boston Music Awards (BMA). They were the 2011 winner of the BMA for “Americana Artist of the Year”, and were nominated in the “Live Artist of the Year” category. They were also the 2019 winner of the BMA for “Country Artist of the Year”. The band is popular throughout Europe and Scandinavia and has toured there for several years. Their 2016 album Love and Protest was a top 5 album in Norway and peaked at #1 on the Norway country album charts.

The band has released seven studio albums and a live album, the two most recent being Can’t Judge a Book (2019)and Free Country (2021). Two more studio albums and one more live album are currently in the works for 2023 and 2024, including the studio album South Shore, set for release in early 2023.


August 19
7:00 pm


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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