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Stages in the Sun


Musicians perform on an outdoor stage at a Catamount Arts summer concert in 2019.

Stages in the Sun logoVermonters and visitors to the state are hungry for safe ways to gather and experience art—and musicians and other performing artists are eager to connect with audiences again.

The Stages in the Sun initiative combines two of the very best things Vermont has to offer: a vibrant arts scene and our incomparable landscape.

To encourage the safe celebration of the arts and the outdoors, we are teaming up to spread the word about the incredible array of great outdoor arts experiences being coordinated by parks, arts, and community organizations. From free concerts in a park to poetry readings in the woods, from jugglers at a farmers market to world class theater in an outdoor amphitheater, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We invite event organizers in all corners of the state to jointly promote the array of great safe outdoor performances that are available this year through the new and improved Vermont Vacation Events Calendar.

We are looking for events that:

  • feature performing arts or humanities of any kind—music, dance, theater, readings, circus arts, comedy, storytelling
  • are held outdoors (covered shelters are fine)
  • are paying the performers (unless it is a volunteer community band or community theater troupe)
  • are being held in 2021—July 4 or beyond
  • are compliant with ADA requirements for physical and programmatic access
  • are led by organizers who will pledge to follow the “Universal Guidance” outlined in the State's Vermont Forward plan
  • are willing to use the “Stages in the Sun” branding in promoting your event(s)
  • are either free or ticketed events

Register your event!
PLEASE NOTE: This is a two step process—tell us a bit about your events to get them in our queue, and we will follow up to provide you with a link to submit the events in detail into the Vermont Vacation calendar.

Ready to promote your Stages in the Sun event? Be sure to use the official logo:
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Stages in the Sun is supported by a generous COVID-19 Response Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation.

This initiative brought to you by: 

Vermont Reaction & Parks Association LogoVermont Arts Council LogoVermont Vacation Logo (Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing)






In partnership with VT Department of Libraries, Vermont Humanities, and the Vermont Arts and Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN).

Questions about Stages in the Sun? Contact Deputy Director Amy Cunningham.