Artbits-August 25, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

Summer Sounds is resting up for next year but there is still plenty of music playing as the Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. Read more

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SOUNDS

The 26th season of Summer Sounds brought exceptional performances “from away” with groups rarely heard here in Franklin County but the regular season came to an end on Sunday, just in time for the Champlain Valley Fair to start. The series dodged rain drops a couple of times but we needed the rain. Read more

THEATRICAL CALL

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls will hold auditions at the House for The Odd Couple–the Female Version. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones will sing the National Anthem. One Fed Summer has the Nobby Reed Project. Higher Ground wraps the Northern Exposure Summer Series. Twiggs has the Tony Whedon Trio, Chad Hollister, and The Duo. Sean Casey plays Arrowhead Golf Course. Brews for Rescues is a family and dog friendly day of live entertainment. The Swanton Chamber hosts Almost Nowhere. The Alburgh SummerFest and Chili Cookoff presents the Nobby Reed Project, Bruce and Mary, Coon Hill John Band, Donna Thunder and Friends, and Rick Norcross. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents the Austin Piazzolla Quintet. And Summer Music at Grace celebrates the Grace Church 200th Anniversary. The Island Arts 2016 Summer Concert Series concludes with PossumHaw. A&M concludes the Downtown Summer Concert Series. The Ten Best Days of Summer kicks off as the Champlain Valley Fair hosts Vermont’s Music Showcase. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 18, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. Summer Sounds introduces a national touring band and we find shows in Bakersfield, Burlington, Essex Junction, Fairfax, Milton, North Hero, and St. Albans. Read more

A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL FOR HIGHGATE

Summer Sounds wraps up its 26th season as La Quinta Inn and Suites of St Albans presents the Christopher Dean Band. Read more

THEATRICAL DOINGS

The Fairfax Community Theater Company’s 25th Anniversary Costumed Gala takes place in the space where they started. The Opera House will hold auditions for the Odd Couple. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts second annual Chair Affair is here. The Swanton Arts Council needs people for Northwest Nightmares and work is progressing on the MakerSpace. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

One Fed Summer presents Barbie-N-Bones. On Tap offers Jenni. Twiggs has Comedy For A Cause plus Bob Young, the Smokey Newfield Project, and Chris and Erica. Breakwaters finds Justice. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton play through at Arrowhead and then return to Island Arts. The Lucas James Williams Fund hosts the Nobby Reed Project. Rushmore plays Downtown. River Arts has the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra. Read more

IT’S A BIRD IT’S A PLANE IT’S A FILM!

The Swanton Free Public Library hosts the world premiere of the original short film Bitter Losses. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There will be more Book Butchering at the Library. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 11, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. Summer Sounds introduces a rising star and we find shows in East Fairfield, Enosburg Falls, North Hero, Sheldon, St. Albans, South Hero. Read more

LAUGHING and SINGING UP HIGHGATE

We’ll have a great time in Highgate as Drummac Septic Service presents the Troy Millette Band. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Cambridge Arts Council’s big arts weekend takes over downtown for three days with the Silo Project unveiling, the Festival of the Arts, and the online art auction. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Snow Farm Vineyard presents the Nobby Reed Project. One Fed Summer has Bad Horsey. The Opera House leaps for Frog and Toad. Twiggs presents Daniel Rahilly and Ty Cicia, Bardela, and the John LaRouche Duet. Summer Music at Grace comes Full Circle. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures brings out Tim McKenzie and some great friends. Summer Tango comes to the Islands with Jorge Garcia Herranz. Club Karib gets into some shenanigans with Justice. The Citizens Concert Band plays Downtown. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There will be Book Butchering! Read more

 

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Artbits-August 4, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue today as some of our friends play multiple gigs but Summer Sounds is taking the weekend off. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS

Today through Sunday, Vermont’s finest country fair takes to the fields of Highgate as the 41st 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. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts Anita Michele Parah in a solo show. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council is collecting yarn for a secret pop up art project. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The First Thursday Concert Series puts Carol Ann Jones first. One Fed presents Tyme’s Up. On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. Higher Ground continues Northern Exposure. Twiggs has a Troy Millette Duet, the Timothy James Connection, plus Ben the Captain Hook & Dapper Dan. The St Albans Historical Museum hosts a Children’s Drama Production. Salisbury’s 37th Summer Performance Series presents Michele Choiniere, and her daughter, Isabella Rottler. Summer Tango comes to the Islands with the music of Jorge Garcia Herranz. Yankee Chank plays the Rochester Summer Park Series. Young Tradition presents fiddler David Greely. The Rosie Newton Band takes over the Downtown Summer Concert Series. The Citizens Concert Band performs in Swanton. Read more

CALL FOR (YOUNG) ARTISTS

Young Tradition Vermont is recruiting members for Touring Group. The Vermont Youth Orchestra Discovery Strings Day Camp wants young players. Read more

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Artbits-July 28, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. We find Summer Sounds in Highgate plus shows in East Fairfield, Enosburg, Burlington, Barre, Morrisville, St. Albans, Swanton, and more. Read more

JAZZING UP HIGHGATE

Jazz will mesmerize Highgate Municipal Park as Chevalier Drilling Co. Inc, present Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers. Read more

IN JIG TIME

The 24th annual Jig in the Valley brings out eight hours of some of the best music in Vermont and there’s no telling who will be around for the annual Pre-Jig Jam as well although we really don’t expect Paul Simon. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

One Fed Summer Concert Series gets supercharged. Twiggs presents John Smyth and Jenn Croteau, Sean Casey, and Gypsy Wind on different nights. The Opera House of Dogpatch Falls opens a four-day run of Lil Abner. Breakwaters has Nightrain. Back Inn Time invites the Blue Rock Boys for Music & More. Swanton has an All Day Big with the Swanton Car Show and Nobby Reed. Barre Heritage Festival offers a Young Tradition Showcase plus Michele Choiniere with Will Patton and Dono Schabner, Yankee Chank, Tim Brick, and more. No Left Turn plays Taylor Park. Read more

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out will be held in two Franklin County town parks. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 21, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue with shows all over. Read more

CROSSING THE BIG CAT

Desorcie’s Market presents Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing in the Summer Sounds series. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery has a free meet-the-artists reception for Eddie Gagne, Paule Gingras, Kelly Shawyer, and Deb Shell. The Saint Albans Community Arts Art in the Park festival, rescheduled from earlier this month, takes over Taylor Park. Salon Elixir hosts a Paint & Sip. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council is planning for National Night Out. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Harrison’s Restaurant hosts Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. The One Fed series has Shellhouse. On Tap offers Jenni. Twiggs presents Ryan and Slim, Chris and Erica, and Bethany Conner on different nights. Breakwaters continues with Starline Rhythm Boys and more. Justice takes the plunge again. Harpoon will barbecue the Nobby Reed Project. Village Harmony returns to Summer Music at Grace. Keeghan Nolan plays downtown. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Fairfax has Tea and Bristles. Haston pours tea in fairy homes and has animal athletes. Georgia features the Odd Life of Timothy Green. Highgate invites writers. St. Albans reads in Mornings, Muffins & Mysteries, writes, stargazes, and stirs the pot. Swanton demonstrates their Cricut. Read more

 

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