The Local Spin: Tuning into summer
By Ali Flewelling
As we welcome August this week, live music is there to greet us. We aren’t ready for summer to wind down, and neither are our local venues or artists. I encourage you to tune in to all of the great music surrounding us this week, and explore something new if you have the opportunity.
Thursday afternoon, Woodchuck’s Revenge will be at the Manchester Farmers Market in downtown Manchester Center beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday night, Proctor native Caitlin Canty performs at Brandon Music on Country Club Road in Brandon. She returns by popular demand after a sold-out show earlier this year. Canty will be joined by the indie folk rock duo, Barnaby Bright, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. She is one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters.
Also Thursday evening, Prydein will take to the gazebo in Fair Haven Park for a Celtic Rock concert starting at 7 p.m. Carnival Hill will be entertaining listeners at the West Rutland Town Hall green. The group will perform at 7 p.m. In addition, Steve Audsley will host his weekly acoustic jam at Frank’s Tavern in Ludlow on Thursday at 9 p.m.
Friday night, Ludlow’s own bluesman Chris Kleeman and his band will continue Okemo’s summer music series at Jackson Gore. Kleeman will be tearing it up on 12-string guitar starting at 6 p.m. This will be one of the best free shows of the summer.
I will be singing alongside Ryan Ackerman at the Iron Lantern in Castleton at 6 p.m. on Friday. I hope you can make it out! In addition on Friday, Duane Carleton will take the stage of the Foundry at Summit Pond for a 7 p.m. show.
Friday also marks the start of SummerFest, an all-things-Vermont festival in downtown Rutland. In previous years you may remember this as the sidewalk sales, but this year will be a bit different, with a focus on Vermont-based products. The event will take place both Friday and Saturday on Center Street and Merchants Row and, along with a variety of vendors, it will host a number of local musicians. On Saturday, Eli King will perform at noon, followed by Steve Audsley at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit rutlanddowntown.com.
On Saturday, Santa Mamba will perform at the K1 Base Lodge as part of the Killington “Cooler in the Mountains” Concert Series. Funkwagon will open for the group beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Killington Music Festival presents its season finale “Germanic Tradition” on Saturday at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Ramshead Lodge and feature the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Tickets can be purchased on site for $20.
Rutland’s Thompson Gunner is hosting a show in the ballroom at the Palm’s Restaurant in Rutland at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The “Gunner Ball,” will also feature the sounds of Split Tongue Crow. Attendees can dress casually or upscale, it should be a fun night of rock music.
On Sunday, the Green Brothers will be at the Lakehouse in Bomoseen for jazz brunch beginning at noon.
Duane Carleton will be at his usual Sunday spot, JAX, in Killington for local’s night at 9:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, the American Longboards will cover an array of Beach Boys songs as part of the Castleton State College summer concert series. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. under the new pavillion.
On Wednesday, our hometown favorites Twiddle will be at Nectar’s in Burlington for an 18-and-up show beginning at 9 :30 p.m. Although you may need to take a bit of a drive, you won’t be disappointed. Tickets can be purchased for $7 at the door.
As always, please continue to submit your performance dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org.