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Events Calendar 2018

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Art on Park Thursday Evening Summer Series 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - Sep 6, 2018 Park Street Stowe, VT

Art on Park, held every Thursday evening June through August, features a variety of handcrafted products: paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, birchbark art, soy candles, furniture, handbags, hats, jewelry, children's items, specialty foods & teas, live music and more! Park Street is closed off. Live music, too!

Children & Families

Exhibit: How People Make Things

May 19, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, One College Street Burlington, VT

ECHO's newest exhibit, "How People Make Things," inspired by Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours, the exhibit brings manufacturing experiences to life, taking visitors onto the factory floor through hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly where they create objects to take home. On Exhibit through September 3.

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour 2018 in Vermont

Jun 29, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, VT

Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a two-month performance tour of New England. Backed by professional coaches, musicians and crew, Smirkos perform Circus Smirkus’s own 750-seat European-style one-ring big top tent. Each year brings a new storyline and original full-length show.
July 12-13 -- Manchester Parks & Recreation, Manchester, VT. Four show, at 1 and 6 p.m.
July 18-19 -- Green Mountain Mall, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT. Four shows, at 1 and 6 p.m.
August 15-17 -- Montpelier High School, Montpelier, VT. Six shows, at 1 and 6 p.m.
Aug 19 -- Circus Barn, Greensboro, VT. Two shows, 1 and 6 p.m.

Music

Live music in City Hall Park

Jun 8, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 City Hall Park, College, Main, and St. Paul streets Burlington, VT

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with free concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.
July Performances: July 6—Birdcode; July 13--Moose Crossing; July 18--Marty Morrissey and Robert Resnik; July 18--5:30 p.m.--Low Lily; July 20--Marc Berger; July 25--Hana Zara; July 27--Andric Severance Xtet
August Performances: August 1--Violet and Bell; August 3--Just for Kicks; August 8--Dana & Sue Robinson; August 10--Derek Burkins Band; August 10--3 p.m.--Vermont Youth Orchestra; August 15--The Dupont Brothers; August 15--5:30 p.m.--Francesca Blanchard; August 17--Hokum Brothers; August 22--Phil Henry Trio; August 24--Chaque Fois; August 29--Daddy Long Legs

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series 2018

Jun 15, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Courtyard, Jackson Gore Village Ludlow, VT

Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night, all summer.
July 20 -- Deadgrass
July 27 – Dojo
August 10 – CK3
August 17 -- Studio Two
August 24 -- 2Adam12
August 31 -- The Grift

Burlington Concert Band Summer Series 2018 - Burlington, VT

Jun 17, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018 Battery Park, Battery Street Burlington, VT

Bring a picnic and a comfy lawn chair to enjoy free performances by the Burlington Concert Band this summer. Dates: June 17 through August 12. The July 8 concert will include the Middlesex Concert Band from Wakefield, MA, and will happen 3-4:30 p.m.

Parkapalooza 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 Hubbard Park Hubbard Park, VT

In addition to great music, there will be a giant slip ‘n slide and a community barbecue trailer fired up for you to grill your own picnic.
June 17 -- Steady Betty (3-6 p.m.)
July 21 and 22 -- Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 Performances by Sabouyouma, Funk Shui, Modern Times Theater, and more! (2 p.m. Saturday, 2-10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. )
August 19 -- Band TBD (3-6 p.m.)
September 16 -- Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series 2018

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street Montpelier, VT

Bring your lunch to the Christ Church Courtyard and enjoy live music and friends every Thursday at noon in July and August.
July 5 -- Pitz Quattrone
July 12 -- Twangtown Paramours (from Nashville)
July 19 -- Dana & Sue Robinson
July 26 -- Allison Mann
August 2 -- Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey
August 2 -- Starline Rhythm Boys at 6 p.m.
August 9 -- Alex Smith/Mountain Folk
August 16 -- Big Hat No Cattle
August 23 -- Gerry Grimo/East Bay Jazz
August 30 -- Dave Keller

Music in the Meadow 2018

Jul 8, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018 Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT

The concert meadow provides a beautiful backdrop for evening concerts, acting as a natural amphitheater and allowing performances to project over the Green.
July 15 -- Marcia Ball. Marcia Ball has won worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. $10 - $30
July 29 -- Dustbowl Revival. This Americana and soul band of eight full-time members mashes the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a dance party. $10 - $30
August 5 -- Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers. No tickets required for this concert.

Ben & Jerry's Concerts on The Green 2018

Jul 10, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT

July 13 -- Medicine for the People, Dispatch, Nahko. 7 p.m. $158
July 21 – Guster. 6:30 p.m. $61
August 1 -- Jason Mraz. 7 p.m. $185
August 2 -- Sylvan Esso. 7 p.m. $53

Concerts on the Green 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018 Factory Point Town Green on Depot Street (Route 11/30) Manchester, VT

Outdoor concerts are Wednesday nights, beginning at 6 p.m.

Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, K-1 Base Area, 3880 Killington Road Killington, VT

Grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the K-1 Base Area for this all ages event.
July 21 - TBD
July 28 - Hailey Jane and the Primates
August 4 - Rustic Overtones
August 11 - The Funky Dawgz Brass Band
August 18 - Super Doppler
August 25 - TBD
September 1 - Donovan Frankenreiter

Theater

“Fun Home”

Jul 5, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 Weston Playhouse, Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

July 5 - 28 Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, this funny, poignant play, the winner of five Tony Awards, shows the author’s challenges, discoveries (about her own sexuality and about a secret her father holds) and triumphs at three stages in her life.

“West Side Story”

Jul 12, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT

This modern retelling of star-crossed lovers, a la “Romeo and Juliet,” set in the warring and sometimes unforgiving streets of New York, is blessed with a heart-breaking score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and groundbreaking choreography by Jerome Robbins. It is one of the classic American musicals.

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Aug 9, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT

Imagine this: a meeting at a Memphis record company that includes Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins – and Elvis Presley. In Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escot’s Tony-nominated musical, the hits range from “Great Balls of Fire” to “Blue Suede Shoes.” Just try to keep your toes from tapping.

“Two Trains Running”

Sep 27, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Weston Playhouse, Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Memphis, the owner of a popular lunch spot, has to decide if he should sell the place, in the face of probable demise from urban-planning efforts. What will it mean to Memphis and to his community? This August Wilson drama is Weston’s fourth annual American Masters play.

Train Excursions

Champlain Valley Dinner Train Excursion

May 11, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Departing from Green Mountain Railroad Station, 1 Main Street Burlington, VT

Enjoy a 3-course dinner on board restored historic dining cars while taking in the beautiful scenery from your window on the trip from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Tickets include your round-trip train ride, three-course dinner on board and all soft beverages. Full bar available for additional price. Gratuity not included. Offered Friday and Saturday evenings.