Best Summer Concerts in Southern Vermont

Whether you’re visiting southern Vermont or you’re a local, the area has a lot to offer this summer when it comes to music. From outdoor venues to traditional theatre settings, music is alive and well this summer in southern Vermont. June 22-25, 2017, Wanderlust Festival, Stratton Mountain Resort During the Wanderlust Music Festival at Stratton […]

Whether you’re visiting southern Vermont or you’re a local, the area has a lot to offer this summer when it comes to music. From outdoor venues to traditional theatre settings, music is alive and well this summer in southern Vermont.

June 22-25, 2017, Wanderlust Festival, Stratton Mountain Resort

During the Wanderlust Music Festival at Stratton Mountain Resort enjoy live music, yoga practices as well as guided tours. Musical acts throughout the weekend include St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Suffers, and Ida Jo among dozens of others.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones courtesy: wanderlust.com

If you just want to check out the live musical acts throughout the weekend, you can buy a ticket for $20. If you want to combine that with other experiences being offered, there are a variety of ticket options.

June 24, 2017, Peter Miles, Mount Snow, 5 p.m.

Get down to a mix of classic funk, soul and rock & roll with the Miles Band.

Peter Miles
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This six-piece group brings together three lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and a great horn section. The Miles Band has working together for years in Vermont and throughout New England. You can see this concert at the Fairways Restaurant at Mount Snow.

June 29-July 1st, Frendly Gathering Music Festival, Mt. Ellen Sugarbush Resort

The Frendly Gathering started as a way to bring people from all over together to share music and a love for snowboarding and the outdoors. Over the years it has grown into a massive festival showcasing a variety of musical talents. The lineup for this year’s festival includes performances by Twiddle, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Smalltalker, just to name a few.

Smalltalker Courtesy: frendly.com

Ticket prices range from $50-$350, depending on how many days you plan on attending. For every ticket purchased, a tree will be planted in partnership with Ecosia.

July 1, 2017, Tom Carroll, Mount Snow, 5p.m.

Check out singer-songwriter Tom Carroll at Mount Snow’s Fairways Restaurant.

Tom Carroll
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Take in the great views of Mount Snow while you listen to Tom Carroll play some of his favorite songs.

July 8, 2017, Amanda Rogers, Superfresh Organic Café, Brattleboro, 6:30p.m.

Singer-songwriter Amanda Rogers makes a stop in Brattleboro this summer at the Superfresh Organic Café.

Amanda Rogers
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Check out her Indie Rock Blues songs at this all-ages show. The Superfresh Organic Café is located on Main Street in Brattleboro. Get a bite to eat and your favorite drink while taking in the sounds.

July 15-August 13, 2017 Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro College

Catch local musicians at this month-long festival at the Marlboro College campus. Musicians practice and after three weeks of daily rehearsals they begin performing. Each week groups that feel they are ready to perform recommend their work for performance. So the line-up is not known until about a week in advance. Shows are held Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. Ticket prices range from $5-$37.50.

July 19, 2017, Bondville Boys, Manchester Town Green, 6p.m.

If you’re looking to enjoy some blue-grass music in the fresh Vermont air, this is the show for you.

Bondville Boys courtesy: manchestervermont.com

The Bondville Boys will perform on the Manchester town green in July. Bring some snacks or a picnic and make a night of it. The best part is that this concert is free!

July 22, 2017, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stratton Mountain Resort, 6p.m.

Enjoy the crisp Vermont air while listening to live music at Stratton Mountain Resort. The outdoor concert series is back this summer with performances from various bands including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This seven-part jazz jam band has been on stage at music festival shows like Coachella. The band has also performed with legends Stevie Wonder and Elvis Costello. Check out the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Stratton in July. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Enjoy the show under the tent or on the lawn.

July 25, 2017, George Thorogood & the Destroyers Rock Party Tour, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8p.m.

After forty years and 8,000 live shows, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are still rockin’ out.

courtesy: paramountvt.org

They’re throwing a rock party in Rutland this summer at the Paramount Theatre and you’re invited! Come see what’s made this band popular and going strong for four decades. Ticket prices range from $46-$66.

August 17, 2017 Chris Isaak, Paramount Theatre, Rutland 8p.m.

Chris Isaak comes to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre in August to perform hits like “Wicked Game” and “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing”.

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Besides his music, Isaak has also made appearances in several TV shows and movies. He was most recently a judge on the Australian “X-Factor”. Tickets for the show range from $66-$96.

August 19, 2017, Three Dog Night, Stratton Mountain Resort 6p.m.

Singing hits like “Joy to the World” and “One”, music legends Three Dog Night take to the mountain stage in August. The concert takes place the weekend of the cycling event known as the Vermont Challenge. Watch a race or ride one yourself while also checking out live music for a great summer weekend. Concert tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Enjoy the show under the tent or on the lawn.

August 19, 2017, Ciderstock, Middlebury, 3p.m.

The Ciderstock is going 3 years strong this year at the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury. The Roots are headlining this year’s concert. There will also be performances by Pepper, Tribal Seeds, and The Welterweights. Tickets are $35.

August 20, 2017, Colin Hay, Paramount Theatre, Rutland 7:30p.m.

You may remember Colin Hay as the front man of the ‘80’s band Men at Work with hits like “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now”.

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Hay has taken it solo with his latest release Fierce Mercy. Hay has performed many intimate live shows and is taking his talent to the stage in Rutland this summer. Check out Colin Hay at the Paramount Theater. Tickets range from $30-$50.

Labor Day Weekend, Rusted Root at Stratton Mountain
Labor Day Weekend brings tunes from Rusted Root that are sure to start a dance party with their fusion of acoustic, rock and percussion set with an African, Latin and Native American influences. The annual Tent Sale accompanies the outdoor concert.

TIMES
Doors open – 5pm
Rusted Root – 6pm

PURCHASE TICKETS
General Admission Tickets provide access to the concert area. Enjoy the performance from under the tent or set up on the lawn. Please note that your exact location under the tent or on the lawn will be determined on a first come first serve basis. All ages are welcome. Children 10 & under are free with adult ticket holder – Tickets are required and available at the ticket window day of concert.

General Admission Tickets: $25 Advance | $30 Day of concert tickets available at the ticket window

 

Mark your calendars and get ready for some great music in southern Vermont this summer!

 

 

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