Entertainment

Check here for our schedule of musical line-ups, kid’s programs and events for the current market season!


Find free live music from 4-6pm in the bandshell every Friday!


Friday, June 18
The Dark Star Project will serenade us from 4-6pm with Joe Carlomagno (gtr/vocals), Bill Myregaard (gtr/vocals), Adam Tarmy (bass), Zach Rhoads (keys/vocals) and Ed Harvey (drums). They play songs the Dead wrote and covers they played. 9 Wallis Street (Beverly, MA) writes: “Northern New England’s premier Grateful Dead band.” Don’t miss this treat!


Friday, June 25
John and Marge Butterfield
John and Marge perform as a musical duo with acoustic guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of  songs, including Popular, Classics, Blues, Caribbean, Country and Folk Music. John and Marge’s close vocal harmonies add a special touch to timeless and memorable songs that they love to share with their audiences. To learn more go to www.airbeartunes.com.


Friday, July 2
The FoG   
The Fog is a Richmond-based band known for their folk-rock-jam style of playing both original songs as well as covers by Dylan, the Beatles, CSN(Y), Grateful Dead, etc.  They are also the only band that plays all of their concerts on 100% solar energy! For more info see their website
fogmusic.net.

Opener from 3-4 pm
Samuel Acus
Local teenager and mandolin player Samuel Acus will open for the Fog


Friday, July 9
The Band Rowan                                                                                                                                                     Hailing from around northern Vermont, ROWAN is an eclectic group of friends who
have been knocking about for many years together. With a common love of all
things music and Celtic music in particular, they couldn’t help but come together
as a band. Looking to influences from the Celtic Islands and Scotland along with a
dollop of Appalachian traditional sounds, ROWAN offers an unusual mix of songs,
tunes and ruminations. Filtered through their unique sense of appreciation for
how music can influence our lives, ROWAN puts forth a sound that features
multipart harmonies and lovely instrumentation. Guitar, fiddle, bagpipes, banjo
along with mandolin and quatro mandolin all support vocals to take you on a
melodic trip through green hills, along mountain streams and by the ocean shores.
ROWAN features the father/daughter duo of Patrick and Katelyn McKenzie along
with Hannah Assefa on fiddle, Scott McGrath on Bass, Hazen Metro as the wizard of
all things pipes, whistles and flutes and Marshall Paulsen on banjo. Sit back, curl
up and enjoy!


Friday, July 16
Adam and Avery                                                                                                                                                        Adam Morin (keys) and Avery Cooper (saxophone, flute) are two Richmond-born musicians who play throughout the Burlington area. Together, they create rich textures and powerful melodies from swing, bossa, bebop, gospel, and more. Let the sweet sounds of this jazz duo serenade you though the Farmers Market! 


Friday, July 23
The Flycatchers
The Flycatchers are a trio playing Americana Roots, Red Dirt Oklahoma and Texas Alt Country sounds with Dan Blondin on vocals, guitar and harp; Barry Lampke on vocals, guitar and mandolin; and Vicki Maier on vocals and guitar.


Friday, July 30
The Willoughbys                                                                                                                                                            The Willoughbys play music of the American landscape. With songs from the Americana songbook, they weave their vocal harmonies together with guitars, accordion, mandolin, violin, lap steel, congas, bass and drums. Inspiration is drawn from artists such as Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch + The Jayhawks!


Friday, August 6
Fiddlehead Hollow
Fiddlehead Hollow performs original music in the traditional old time style. The duo of Eric Bushey (Banjo/Guitar/Vocals) and Rusty Charpentier (Fiddle/Guitar/Vocals) plays everything from barn-burning fiddle tunes to epic ballads and drinking songs. Always engaging and energizing, Fiddlehead Hollow is sure to excite audiences!


Friday, August 13
Walt and Mark–Alive
A duo featuring an eclectic mix of music to make you feel good. Contact them at: waltej1@comcast.net, and visit this youtube link for a demo. They generously sponsored us with their live performance on July 24, 2020!


Friday, August 20
Out of the Blue is an innovative fusion of traditional music and blues with jazzy overtones and classical undertones. Playing mostly original works, sprinkled with not-so-classic cover songs. 


Friday, August 27
John and Marge Butterfield
John and Marge perform as a musical duo with acoustic guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of  songs, including Popular, Classics, Blues, Caribbean, Country and Folk Music. John and Marge’s close vocal harmonies add a special touch to timeless and memorable songs that they love to share with their audiences. To learn more go to www.airbeartunes.com.


Friday, September 3                                                                                                                                                 The Rusty Mamas are a trio of talented musicians who took a musical hiatus to raise their kids, The Rusty Mamas are dusting off their guitar, cello, and drums to provide you with an eclectic blend of rock, folk, and pop music. The three mamas, who hail from Burlington, Sharon, and Richmond, VT, will cover everything from Britney Spears to The Doobie Brothers, with a few originals mixed in as well. Jules Pfeiffer (guitar and vocals) and Molly Lawney (cello and vocals), who were in a band together back in college, reconnected before the pandemic when they suddenly realized they were living in the same state again. They were so excited to revive their skills that they sought out a local drummer to join them; Alissa Monte (drums) was happy to oblige and the band was born! They can’t wait to debut their fledgling band in Richmond this September!


Friday, September 10
The Ol’ Rascals is a recently formed band of neighbors and ol’ friends who enjoy getting together to jam! Mostly traditional with some original tunes. 


Friday, September 17
The Band Rowan                                                                                                                                                     Hailing from around northern Vermont, ROWAN is an eclectic group of friends who have been knocking about for many years together. With a common love of all
things music and Celtic music in particular, they couldn’t help but come together
as a band. Looking to influences from the Celtic Islands and Scotland along with a
dollop of Appalachian traditional sounds, ROWAN offers an unusual mix of songs,
tunes and ruminations. Filtered through their unique sense of appreciation for
how music can influence our lives, ROWAN puts forth a sound that features
multipart harmonies and lovely instrumentation. Guitar, fiddle, bagpipes, banjo
along with mandolin and quatro mandolin all support vocals to take you on a
melodic trip through green hills, along mountain streams and by the ocean shores.
ROWAN features the father/daughter duo of Patrick and Katelyn McKenzie along
with Hannah Assefa on fiddle, Scott McGrath on Bass, Hazen Metro as the wizard of
all things pipes, whistles and flutes and Marshall Paulsen on banjo. Sit back, curl
up and enjoy!


Friday, September 24
Michael Stridsberg is a singer/guitarist based in Montpelier, VT known for putting a twist on your favorite songs past and present. You’ll also hear some of his original music, a few forgotten classics, and occasionally a good joke or two. It adds up to a fun time for all ages whether you’re a fan of rock, folk, country, or modern pop.


Friday, October 1
The Front Porch Foursome is a Vermont band featuring contemporary folk music covers ranging from the likes of Brandi Carlile, The Wailin Jenny’s, and Nickel Creek to Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.  Their music mixes both energetic sound  and soulful ballads. They are known to engage the crowd with their tight harmonies and beautiful vocals along with a variety of instrumentation. Members include Charlotte Reed, Britni Bigelow, Nancy Geise, and Kathy Mulligan.

 

Friday, October 8
Set Theory is a group of experienced musicians who play for the sheer pleasure of it.  Janine Beaudry (vocals), Keith Burt (keys), Terence Cuneo (acoustic guitar), Sam Hooker (percussion), and Doug Ryan (bass, vocals) offer their distinctive take on songs from Annie Lennox, Shawn Colvin, Sting, Steely Dan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yes, and others.