Artbits-August 10, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continues this week with a huge lineup including some hokum in Summer Sounds. Read more

NO CHAINSAWS WILL BE DAMAGED

O.C. McCuin and Sons, the All Arts Council, and the Town of Highgate continue the 27th year of Summer Sounds concerts with our Summer Sounds Surprise, the Hokum Bros. live and in color. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Pop Up Pop In Gallery features Nicole Gadouas and Scott Rheaume. The 9th annual Festival of the Arts takes over Jeffersonville. 14th Star Brewing hosts an Evening of Creative Crafts and Craft Beer. The Eloquent Page has the first chair for “A Chair Affair.” Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group meets at the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

David Rosane and the Zookeepers let the wild out for Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub presents Kylie. Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker play Harrison’s. Carol Ann Jones & The Superchargers rock Snow Farm. Twiggs has the Ellen Powell Trio, Shane Murley, and the Thea Wren Trio on different nights. 14th Star is busy with Rushmore, a Tribute to Brooke Ostrander, and more. Higher Ground presents the 7th annual Girls Rock Vermont Showcase. The Abbey Pavilion hosts the Sheldon Historical Society with the 40th Army Band. Derby Line Community Day includes the Missisquoi River Band. Island Arts presents the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. The Citizens Concert Band continues the Downtown Summer Concert Series. Ben Guihan plays Oxbow. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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Artbits-August 3, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

Summer Sounds takes the week off but the Big Music Weeks of Summer continue with three benefit concerts, Field Days, and more. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS

Vermont’s finest country fair takes to the fields of Highgate as the 42nd annual Franklin County Field Days brings a lineup of the best music, arts and crafts, and of course weeds that Franklin County has to offer. The musical lineup includes great music every day. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery has Terry Buehner, Anne Standish, and Meta Strick for a free reception with refreshments and a raffle. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts writer-photographer (and yr. obedient servant) Richard B. Harper in a special two-month solo show. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Harrison’s has Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. On Tap offers Blues Night with the Nobby Reed Project. Twiggs presents Eric George, the Timothy James Connection, and Tim Brick on different nights. Noon in the Park showcases the Will Patton Quartet. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton play Arrowhead. 14th Star Brewing covers Tragically Hip with Glass Onion. Spruce Peak presents Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue with Bob Amos. Justice makes it to the Last Stop. Chris & Erica take part in the 4Cs Fundraiser at 14th Star. The INN presents the Say Darling dinner concert. Elvis, Johnny, and the Johnny Cash Tribute Band will rock and roll the Opera House. Island Arts presents Jorge Garcia Herranz. The Burrow has Full Walrus with Plastique Mammals and Brayden Baird. Still Kickin’ continues the Downtown Concert Series. Wednesday Night Live has Lesley Grant with a special performance by the Lamoille Dance Academy. Read more

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Artbits-July 27, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue with shows around the county. Read more

NO PECTIN REQUIRED

Chevalier Drilling Company, Inc., the All Arts Council, and the Town of Highgate continue the 27th year of Summer Sounds concerts at home in Highgate with Mango Jam. Read more

HAIL THE KING

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls begins a four day run of The King and I as the summer musical. The Opera House draws performers from all the Towns in and around Franklin County. Read more

IN JIG TIME

The 25th annual Jig in the Valley kicks off rain or shine on the Green with eight hours of music, dancing, and fun. The line up will add up to a diverse musical day with great food, kids’ activities, a silent auction, raffles galore, and special surprises. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: A Boy and His Dog with artist Emily Lindberg. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Harrison’s Restaurant presents Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. Twiggs has Arthur James, The Duel, and The Buck Hollers on different nights. BBP is back at 14th Star. The annual Fraank Band/Starburst party/reunion boots it into high gear. The Grind Cafe hosts Open Mic. The Nobby Reed Project plays the Harpoon Barbecue Championship. The monthly Celebration of Expressive Arts takes over the INN with Dana and Susan Robinson, Robin MacArthur and Rebecca Cummins. IncaHoots continues the Downtown Concert Series. The John Lackard Blues Band plays Oxbow. Read more

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Artbits-July 20, 2017

SHOOT THE MOON

48 Years ago today on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 took man’s first steps on the Moon. 530 million watched the live global television broadcast.

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer begins this week as Summer Sounds celebrates 27 years of concerts in Highgate. Read more

SUMMER PUNK AND PROTEST

Desorcie’s Market, the All Arts Council, and the Town of Highgate continue the 27th year of Summer Sounds concerts with David Rosane and the Zookeepers in the free Summer Sounds concert. Mr. Rosane is a full-time singer-songwriter who hails from Vermont, worked in the Amazon, and moved to Paris but just can’t stay away from Vermont. Read more

MUSIC POWER

The St Albans Museum presents The Power of Music with Carol Ann Jones. The powerful one woman performance of storytelling and music will help support Music & Memory. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Village Frame Shoppe hosts the Northern Vermont Artists Association Summer show. The Montgomery Town Library holds its 9th annual Wine & Cheese Silent Auction Fundraiser. It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas in July Craft Show. The Grind Cafe Summer hosts an art workshop in 3D art Read more

IN THE SAC

Chalk it up to Art! The Sidewalk Chalk Day will fill Swanton with color. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Harrison’s presents Will Patton with Mark Struhsacker. On Tap has Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers and IncaHoots on different nights. The Giggles & Jiggles Show plus Sergio Torres, The Duo, and Roy and the Wrecks on different nights. Justice is Going Parking After Dark. Higher Ground presents the Girls Rock Vermont Showcase. 14th Star and Shake the Band raise money for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Back Inn Time hosts the Blue Rock Boys. The Burrow presents Montana Russell-Greene with Jared Kenyon and Kai Jamil. The Brewster Bros. with Isaac French play the Downtown Summer Concert Series. Higher Ground continues Northern Exposure. Oxbow Riverfront Park presents the Take Five jazz ensemble. Read more

ON THE BIG SCREEN

ST. ALBANS–Monkeying Around Play Center hosts a Family Movie Night. The film will be announced Friday night, based on a popular vote. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 13, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer begins this week as Summer Sounds celebrates 27 years of concerts in Highgate. Read more

A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL FOR HIGHGATE

We continue the 27th year of free Summer Sounds concerts at home in Highgate with the Christopher Dean Band. A special Intermission and Social event will feature a very special preview of The King and I in costume. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts a MAGnificent Art Walk and an ice cream social. River Arts has a Gallery Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Twiggs is home for Paint Nite: Vineyard Views. Read more

IN THE SAC

Chalk it up to Art! The Sidewalk Chalk Day will fill Swanton with color. Read more

IN THE MUSEUM

The Saint Albans Museum offers a special presentation by Prof. Willard Sterne Randall in conjunction with the exclusive Vermont appearance of the traveling exhibition Hamilton: The Man Who Invented Modern America. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

8084 plays a special, free concert in Friday Night Live. Will Patton with Mark Struhsacker play Harrison’s Restaurant. Twiggs presents Blue Fox, Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton, and Graziano, Schofield, and Slim on different nights. The Grind Cafe has Open Mic. Martell’s at the Red Fox offers the Nobby Reed Project. The Spanked Puppy 25th anniversary features Justice. 14th Star presents IncaHOOTS. The Burrow has a double with Cricket Blue and Bethany Conner. Island Arts presents the Citizens Concert Band. Shake the Band continues the Downtown Summer Concert Series. Patrick Fitzsimmons plays Oxbow Riverfront Park. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts Fairfield author Pat Esden with her latest book, Reach For You. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 6, 2017

SWEET SOUNDS OF SUMMER

Ray’s Extrusion Dies, the All Arts Council, and the Town of Highgate open the 27th year of Summer Sounds concerts at home in Highgate with Anderson-Gram. The concerts are always on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., always in a town park, and always free. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts writer-photographer (and yr. obedient servant) Richard B. Harper in a solo show this month. The Artist In Residence Gallery features Cristin Dewar, Russell Fellows, Paule Gingras, and Linda Wirts. The AIR gallery also sponsors a “People’s Choice” Award in July. The Theme this year is Birds. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council’s Pinwheels in the Park spin in the breeze in Swanton Village Park. Read more

IN THE HOUSE

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls hosts Theater Camp #2 at the House for all aspects of putting on a theatrical production. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project for Blues Night. Twiggs presents Mark LeGrand, Chris & Erica, and Fiasco, on different nights. Lewis Franco & the Missing Cats with the Brown Eyed Girls are a Summer Evening with Vermont Treasures. No Left Turn continues the Downtown Summer Concert Series. The Sky Blue Boys play the Wednesday Night Live music series. Storybarn hosts a Musical Gathering. Higher Ground continues Northern Exposure. Read more

THE BOOKSHELF

North Hero Public Library hosts a VHC book discussion of One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty in the Memorable Memoirs series. Read more

 

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