Vermont Concert Times and Locations


A global event that celebrates how music brings people together will bring people together in a number of Vermont communities on June 21.

Make Music Day involves more than 120 countries and 1,000 cities, according to Big Heavy World, the Burlington-based nonprofit that presents the statewide event. More than 100 musicians in 41 locations in 17 Vermont cities are participating.

Vermont artist David Schein helps coordinate the event, which began 40 years ago in France and seven years ago in Vermont. “One of the beautiful things about the Music Festival phenomenon is that it’s open to all and free to the public,” Schein wrote in an email to the Burlington Free Press. “A four-year-old can play mudbuckets as part of a library program and get on the Make Music Vermont map. A screaming rock band can play in a club or a studio.

According to Schein, the town of Randolph will start the day with church bells ringing throughout the community. The event music will be heard from Enosburg in the north to Bennington in the south.

Music on the program in Northern Vermont includes:


9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Todd Smith, Battery Park at North Avenue and Battery Street

12 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Mary McGinniss & Juliet McVicker, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Nick Carter, City Hall Park

2:30-5:30 p.m., The Fog; 6-7:30 p.m., Sambatucada, Church Street Marketplace at Cherry Street

3 p.m., Dana Block, 4-6 p.m., Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Junktiques, 324 N. Winooski Ave.

3-5 p.m., Herb Schroeder and Linda Patterson, Lakeside Park

6:30-8 p.m., Bill Bryant, Schmanska Park

7-8 p.m., Patricia Norton, Leddy Park


All-day open mic, Charlotte Public Library, 115 Ferry Rd.

Essex Junction

6-10 p.m., open mic, 1st Republic Brewing Co., 39 River Rd.


11-11:30 a.m., guitarist Skyler Greene; 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Chain of Sheep; 1-2 p.m., Lynette Combs, Christ Episcopal Church Courtyard

heroes of the north

6-7 p.m., “Acoustically Yours” by Mark Chapman, Hero’s Welcome General Store, 3537 US 2


9:00 a.m., town church bells

Vermont Musician AliT

1-3 p.m. AliT, Kimball Public Library, 67 N. Main St.

2-4 p.m., The Lucky Bums, Kuyas Sandwiches, 29 Main St.

3-5 p.m., Mark Burds & Andy Mueller, The Gear House, 16 Pleasant St.

3-5pm, Ida Mae & Lila Specker with The Art Bus, Motio Recreation, 6 Park St.

3-4pm, Amanda Ukasick, Eternal Return, 20 Merchants Row

4-6 p.m., Breanna Elaine, Black Meadow Tattoo & Gallery, 18 Merchants Row

Bow Thayer and his band perform at Four Quarters Brewing in Winooski on May 5, 2018 during the Waking Windows Festival.

8 p.m., Bow Thayer; 9 p.m., The Terrestrials of the West; 10 p.m., I Hear Ghosts, The Underground Listening Room, 24 Pleasant St.

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5-7 p.m., The Freeberns, Richmond Bandstand

Saint Albans

1-3 p.m., Cadillac Jack; 3-4 p.m., Smokey Newfield Project; 4-6 p.m., Plan Nine Band; 6 p.m., Missisquoi Blues Band; 7-9 p.m., Black Tongue Conspiracy, Northwest Access TV, 616 Franklin Park West

waiting field

7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hayley Jane, Emily’s Bar & Bistro, 5081 Main St.

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