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35th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green

Tuesday July 2, 2013

The Village Green serves as the venue for the Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrating its 35th Season from July 7-13, 2013. Our program opens on Sunday, July 7, at 7 p.m. with the quirky, pure pop music sounds of the Brooklyn-based band Lake Street Dive and includes Brooks Williams, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, Ellis, After the Rodeo, The Holmes Brothers, Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, and The Clayfoot Strutters along with some sensational Canadian acts—Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, Raz-de-Marée (a.k.a. Tidal Wave) and Kobo Town, to give you a hint of what’s in store. The popular “Brown Bag” series returns during the noon hour Monday through Friday. The week concludes with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble Street Dance on Saturday night, complete with Jim Condon leading the swing dance instruction. Events are held rain or shine.  Free admission (donations welcomed).  Info: www.festivalonthegreen.org or 802/462-3555.

Full schedule of events:

Sunday, July 7, 2013

7:00 p.m.   Lake Street Dive ~ Pure pop music fun inspired by classic soul and R&B, jazz and British invasion

Monday, July 8, 2013

Noon          Brown Bag: Rik Palieri

7:00 p.m.   Brooks Williams ~ One of the most commanding performers on the acoustic roots scene

8:30 p.m.   Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo ~ World renowned jazz guitarist with finger-flying solos

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Noon          Brown Bag: Stephen Gratto Variety Show

7:00 p.m.   Ellis ~ Engaging writer/singer/performer hot off a Prairie Home Companion appearance

8:30 p.m.   Cassie & Maggie MacDonald ~ Dynamic Celtic sister duo featuring fiddle, piano and step-dancing

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Noon          Brown Bag: No Strings Marionette Company

7:00 p.m.   After the Rodeo ~ Innovative and imaginative Americana act featuring some of Vermont’s most sought-after musicians

8:30 p.m.   The Holmes Brothers ~ Magnificent old time trio offering gospel-style R&B and raw electric blues

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Noon          Brown Bag: Gary Dulabaum & Rebecca Padula

7:00 p.m.   Raz-de-Marée (a.k.a. Tidal Wave) ~ Unique traditional music ensemble on the Quebecois folk music scene

8:30 p.m.   Kobo Town ~ Calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques

Friday, July 12, 2013

Noon          Brown Bag: Magician Tom Verner

7:00 p.m.   Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing ~ Talented bluegrass ensemble featuring some of Vermont’s premier acoustic musicians

8:30 p.m.   The Clayfoot Strutters ~ New England-based Contradance Jam Band
Saturday, July 13, 2013

7:00 p.m.   Vermont Jazz Ensemble/Street Dance ~ 17-piece Big Band                

 


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