FREE Music Mini Festivals at 5 State Parks Tues June 21

 

International Music Festival Brings Free Performances to Five Vermont State Parks, Tuesday June 21

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to invite you to join a free celebration of music at five state parks on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21.

MakeMusicVT, presented in partnership with Big Heavy World, is an international day of music-making that will be taking place in more than 120 countries and 700 cities worldwide. Vermont is the first US state to coordinate a state-wide event, with performances at public places, including libraries, sidewalks, and state parks.

Park entry is free to attend these performances and no pre-registration is required. Performances will be held at Kingsland Bay, Grand Isle, Boulder Beach, Silver Lake and Jamaica State Parks rain or shine.

Complete details can be found at: http://www.bigheavyworld.com/makemusicvt/

Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh

4:00 – 5:00 PM The Bob Loblaw Band, eclectic and oddly heartwarming hits you’ve never heard.

5:45 – 6:30 PM, Robin Reid, Cranky originals and some choice covers,

7:00 – 8:00 PM, Paige Thibault, piano and vocals inspired by Tori Amos, Pink Floyd & Fiona Apple

Details: http://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/06/13/make-music-vt-kingsland-bay-state-park/

 

Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle

1:00 PM KiefCatcher, foot-stomping chunky riffs and spacy lyrics

1:50 PM Daphnee Vandal, violin, guitar and vocals, covering a wide variety of music

2:40 PM Myles Doesn’t PlayThis, jazz duo playing classics and originals

3:30 PM Lil Benny, afro pop, reggae and hip hop music to move to

5:10 PM No Cons (Musik and John Stone), saxophone and hip hop

6:00 PM Plastique Mammals, ambient alternative with element of punk and pop

6:50 PM Coquette, American indie

7:40-9:00 PM Hosted Open Jam Session

Details: http://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/06/12/make-music-vt-day-grand-isle-state-park/

 

Boulder Beach, Groton

2:00 PM – The New Economistas, folky political satire

Activities must be completed between April 1 – October 15, 2016.

 

Silver Lake State Park, Barnard

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Dave & Jed, country style acoustic rock

Other performances 2:00 PM – Dusk. More performances to be announced soon

 

Jamaica State Park, Jamaica

6:00 PM Luminous Crush, banjo, guitar and stand-up bass; originals and covers

Details: http://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/06/12/make-music-vt-jamaica-state-park/

Big Heavy World is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Vermont music and musicians.

Vermont State Parks provides hiking, swimming, picnicking, fishing and camping opportunities in 52 state parks.

Stay up to date on event details:

www.vtstateparks.com

https://twitter.com/VTStateParks

https://www.facebook.com/VTStateParks

June 14, 2016

Contact:

Vermont State Parks, Lucy Dartt, lucy.dartt@vermont.gov, 802-828-1532

Vermont State Parks, Rochelle Skinner, rochelle.skinner@vermont.gov, 802-522-0841

Big Heavy World, James Lockridge, jim@bigheavyworld.com, 802-865-1140

 

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