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Arts Calendar: Music in Chittenden County

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Jun
6
2018

The Moon and You • BCA Summer Concert Series

The Moon and You • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC that tours the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello). The band released its debut album A White Light That Sings in June 2016, to critical acclaim. They just celebrated their second full-length release, Endless Maria on March 19 with a live string quartet and rock rhythm section bringing the album to life onstage.

At once excitingly inventive and cozily familiar, the Moon & You continues to craft a compelling, acoustic Americana sound. The duo's ever-evolving output encompasses a wide range of American roots music, and is flavored by contributions from a rotating cast of super-talented friends. Their onstage synergy and warmth invite audiences in, offering a peek into a strange and joyful universe of their own.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/6/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Jun
7
2018

Myra Flynn & Paul Boffa • BCA Summer Concert Series

Myra Flynn & Paul Boffa • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn't let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, "Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott."

"At its most organic, Half Pigeon recalls hints of 2012 darlings Alabama Shakes, and at her very danciest, Myra Flynn seems almost to channel Janet Jackson in her badass prime. What is truly noteworthy is that Flynn is often capable of delivering on both ends of this scale in a single song — and with a unique voice and style to boot." - Seven Days

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/7/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Friday, June 8, 2018
Jun
8
2018

The Jazz Thieves • BCA Summer Concert Series

The Jazz Thieves • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

The Jazz Thieves, through evocative lyrics, soulful improvisation, and wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. They "steal" Duke Ellington's melodicism, Tom Waits's grit, Bill Withers's soulful lyricism, and Thundercat's modern edge, uniting all it with a jazz imagination.

The Jazz Thieves' sound has been forged in the and grit and hustle of New York City's jazz and independent music scenes, absorbing their aesthetic and spirit from venues which feature modern pop, old-school soul, eclectic rock and straight-ahead jazz. They are led by the bassist/composer/lyricist John Gray and feature Matt Robbins on vocals and keyboard, Ayumi Ishito on saxophone, and Tim Ford on drums.

In late 2016, they released their first full-length album, "Brooklyn Elegy." Recorded and mixed at Room 17 Studios in Bushwick by engineers Joe Rogers and the Grammy Award-winner Ted Young, Brooklyn Elegy was met with critical acclaim from AllAboutJazz.com and Jazziz magazine, in addition to radio interviews and international radio airplay.

Outside of playing together, the individual members of the Jazz Thieves have played and collaborated with jazz masters such as James Moody, Vincent Herring, David "Happy" Williams, John McNeil, and John Stetch to name a few.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/8/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Jun
10
2018

Stellaria Trio Presents: Dark Horses

Stellaria Trio Presents: Dark Horses
Description:

Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black perform Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major and Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor--two robust, delightful and yet lesser-known works by these celebrated composers. 10% of proceeds will be given and matched by Vermont Republic Landscaping and Patents as a donation to the Vermont River Conservancy.

Free admission. Donations welcome.
Suggested: General: $20. Children & limited means: $5

Time: 6/10/18 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Shelburne United Methodist Church, 30 Church Street, Shelburne
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Jun
13
2018

USAF American Clarinet Quartet • BCA Summer Concert Series

USAF American Clarinet Quartet • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

The American Clarinet Quartet provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine. Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages. Providing musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions, the group features musicians that have studied and performed at the highest levels throughout the United States. The American Clarinet Quartet ‘s diverse repertoire includes traditional classical repertoire, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music, as well as their original arrangements. The group also excels in the educational environment, regularly reaching out to America's young music students, offering concerts, clinics, and masterclasses in clarinet chamber repertoire and instrumental technique.

As professional military musicians, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire our Air Force members and the great nation, we serve, producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence throughout the Eastern Seaboard and around the globe.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/13/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Friday, June 15, 2018
Jun
15
2018

Pappy • BCA Summer Concert Series

Pappy • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Pappy evokes images of preachers, ramblin’ gamblers and whiskey stills draped over the Appalachian Mountains acoustic guitar and fiddles. His vocals are the perfect vessel for the storytelling-style of songwriting he is known for. Banjo figures largely into the music, and his picking prowess will come as no surprise to fans of Cabinet, the bluegrass/jam outfit he has helped propel to acclaim via lively and well-received shows on the touring and festival circuit. But Pappy is not all bluegrass. Not entirely. Drawing from the well of earthy rock, country, folk and gospel artists that have come before, like The Band, Grateful Dead, John Prine, his performances are low-key and understated, but the musicianship — not surprisingly — is of the highest order. Pappy is carrying on a tradition as old as the hills but, as new as each following morning.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/15/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Jun
20
2018

Jacob Green • BCA Summer Concert Series

Jacob Green • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Energetic rhythms and captivating melody, Jacobs Green brews bona fide homegrown music. Blues singer/songwriter with a twist, Jacob Green, becomes a 'OneManBand,' Stomp Box under foot, harmonica upon the neck, strumming instruments tirelessly touring the country. Whether Green plays guitar, banjo, dobro, or mandolin, he forms rhythm, percussion, and lead simultaneously transforming into the “OneManGreenBand.” Green’s harvests a resonance of the modern day gypsy, awakening original roots, and blues folk songs. The once “down-trodden” old-fashioned blues lyrics to positive riffs of change. His versatile homegrown, organic, original songs bring a fresh approach to old-school roots and blues folk music.

He began to lead bands, such as “Green n’ the Grit,” a rock n’ blues band, “Infinite Nature,” featuring tones of hip-hop and reggae groove, to “River Water Tribe,” a gypsy-grass band with a punk influence. Playing in bands or solo, Green continuously writes and records new material from a rambler’s point of view, bringing a newfound narrative of “go green” and respect one another are lively notes from Green’s highway, byway, back road blues. Also known as the "One Man Troubadour," Jacob Green, as a solo artist has played 130+ shows a year for the past five years (2013 - 2017) across the country, playing 40 states total. Now Green resides in the Green Mountain State of Vermont.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/20/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Friday, June 22, 2018
Jun
22
2018

Haze & Dacey • BCA Summer Concert Series

Haze & Dacey • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Haze & Dacey revel in lilting melodies, tight harmonies, and compelling rhythms that make toes tap and bodies sway. Original songs are interspersed amongst covers both familiar and obscure. The duo skips nimbly from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock, creating a homegrown organic sound with upright bass, acoustic guitar, piano, shaker, tambourine, and mouth-horn.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/22/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Jun
27
2018

Danza Del Fuego • BCA Summer Concert Series

Danza Del Fuego • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​
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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/27/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jun
27
2018

The Band Binger • BCA Summer Concert Series

The Band Binger • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Based out of Burlington, Vermont, Binger elusively sheds any genre that manages to stick to them (often within the same song). Combining elements of progressive psych rock with the grooves and lyricism of jazz-minded hip-hop to create a style that gracefully skirts the line between delightful and perplexing; inventing a sound that reels you in, and keeps you there, with cohesive yet eclectic energy.

Binger channels the manifold musical scene of New England through their ever-expanding exploration of all music accessible to the airwaves. They've shared stages with Atmosphere, Sophistafunk, Spiritual Rez, TAUK, The Nth Power, Polyrhythmics, Sidewalk Chalk, BIG Something, Gubbulidis, Gang of Thieves, LITZ, Shwizz, Lynguistic Civilians, and more.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.
Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/27/18 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jun
27
2018

Jason Baker live at Radio Bean

Jason Baker live at Radio Bean Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Original Folk Roots Americana songwriter Jason Baker performs live at Radio Bean in Burlington, Vermont.

Time: 6/27/18 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Radio Bean, Burlington
Friday, June 29, 2018
Jun
29
2018

About Time • BCA Summer Concert Series

About Time • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

About Time started in October 2013 and started working on original songs, focusing on funk. By December 2013 they started putting a band together with one goal in mind: Finding like-minded musicians to form an all-originals band, focusing on funk, syncopated rhythms, and what they call "busy" drum styles. By February 2014 About Time started playing out regularly, and now all members collaborate on song-writing. About Time took part in "Northern Exposure" at Higher Ground in August 2016.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 6/29/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Friday, July 6, 2018
Jul
6
2018

Birdcode • BCA Summer Concert Series

Birdcode • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

Amber deLaurentis directs the vocal jazz program at the University of Vermont, where she teaches voice and co-directs the UVM Jazz Vocal Ensemble with husband and jazz piano instructor Tom Cleary. Amber also teaches vocal jazz at St. Michael’s College and maintains a private studio of voice and piano students. Amber performs regularly as a member of a vocal trio, Blue Gardenias (myspace.com/bluegardenias), and jazz quartet, Birdcode (reverbnation.com/birdcode). As a songwriter, Amber released her first full-length record, Hey Sadie in 2008. One of Amber’s original songs, “All Year Long” (co-written with Tom Cleary) was featured in the soundtrack for the 2012 film Scrooge and Marley. Amber has previously performed with Ben Folds, opened for Patti Larkin, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, NRBQ, Tom Paxton, Marshall Crenshaw, Five for Fighting, Alana Davis, and Entrain. She has performed with jazz artists including pianist Marcus Roberts and vocalist Judi Silvano. Originally from Philadelphia, Amber has compiled a considerable resume; her band won best out of 1,200 in the Discmakers Independent Music World Series. The songs of deLaurentis and long-time lyricist Sarah Blue also led to a second place finish in the Billboard International Songwriting Competition and honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.

Tom Cleary studied jazz performance with Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp at Hampshire College and classical piano with Sylvia Parker and Elizabeth Metcalfe at UVM. He has been featured on recordings with his wife, singer/songwriter Amber deLaurentis, Latin Jazz group Jazzismo, and saxophonist Brian McCarthy (available on iTunes) and bassist Mike Gordon, with whom he played in a band between 2008 and 2014 (recordings at livephish.com.) He has accompanied artists including Joan Rivers, Steve Earle, Judi Silvano, Chris Vidala, Clark Terry, Bill Frisell, Ernie Watts and Joe Lovano, and has collaborated in local groups with artists including James Harvey, Ellen Powell, and George Petit. He was commissioned as a composer by groups including Social Band, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Flynn Center. He has music directed many shows including Big River and Young Frankenstein at Saint Michael's Playhouse and Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Cole!, Cabaret, Godspell, Threepenny Opera, Twelfth Night and the Good Woman of Szechuan at UVM Theater. He teaches in the UVM Music Department's Jazz Studies Program and in his home studio, and coordinates the Flynn Arts jazz program.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 7/6/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jul
11
2018

John Dunlap & Laura Markowitz • BCA Summer Concert Series

John Dunlap & Laura Markowitz • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

John Dunlop has been performing in the Northeast for over twenty-five years as Principal cellist with the Vermont Symphony, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera North, Vermont Mozart Festival, Vermont Virtuosi and the Green Mountain Opera Festival. He has performed as soloist with both the VSO and BCO, as well as many chamber music performances with notable area musicians. John is also the cellist with the fledgling new music ensemble TURN, which features many of the most interesting young composers of our time.

He studied under Richard Kapuscinski at Oberlin Conservatory and Bonnie Hampton at the San Francisco Conservatory and has played in master classes for Yo Yo Ma, Jerry Grossman, Steve Doane and others. John has also composed and recorded several award-winning film soundtracks for short films, including a documentary on childhood hunger in Vermont, where he called on his skills as a guitarist and bouzouki player in addition to the cello. He has played with Bernadette Peters, Lyle Lovett, Trey Anastasio, and
Phish. In addition to his teaching at Dartmouth, John teaches privately in Richmond, Vermont.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 7/11/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Jul
22
2018

Calais Folk Concert 20th Anniversary

Calais Folk Concert 20th Anniversary
Description:

20th Anniversary Calais Folk Concert will be held at the Old West Church in Calais, Vermont.

Singer Deb Flanders, multi-instrumentalist folk musician Pete Sutherland, cellist John Dunlop and violinist Laura Markowitz and special guests Andrea Beaton, Michele Choiniere and Jane Oxnard will be part of this special anniversary concert.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.

Time: 7/22/18 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Old West Church, Burlington
Friday, November 30, 2018
Nov
30
2018

Vermont International Festival

Vermont International Festival
Description:

The Vermont International Festival is an annual celebration of cultures from around the world, bringing their crafts, foods, music and dance to our doorstep. Friday is Children's Day, with 2,000 students attending from schools from around the state. Activities include arts and crafts booths; information booths featuring cultures from around the world; an international food court; and musical programming on two stages. This festival has consistently been chosen as one of the top 10 Winter Events in Vermont by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for 6-12 years old and senior citizens; and $20 family (2 adults and their children); those under 6 are free. The Vermont International Festival celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2017.

Time: 11/30/18 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction