The first family-friendly Spruce Peak Folk Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 8 p.m. on the green in the Spruce Peak Village.

The call for Vermont musicians to perform at the Spruce Peak Folk Festival has been extended to Friday, June 22. Festival organizers are seeking two to five emerging Vermont acts to join the line-up on Saturday, Aug. 11, outdoors on the Green in the Spruce Peak Village in Stowe. These Vermont acts will be featured as pre-show buskers on busker stages from 1 to 3 p.m. at the entry to the event for maximum exposure. All artists will receive a stipend for performing.

All types of acts welcome. Performers must submit a recent video of one to three songs with their application. Film production value is not part of the criteria for selection. Send applications to with the subject line: “SPFF busker application.” Applications will be reviewed by a panel and the selected musicians will be announced in July.


On Aug. 11, bring a picnic blanket and low-rise chair. Performers will include Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Anaïs Mitchell, Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival, and Vermont busker acts.

Festival tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for age 12 and under. A limited number of VIP passes are available for $75 per person, which includes parking, seating and exclusive access to the VIP concession tent. Information and tickets: 760-4634,

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